Current Bid: $2,500
Appraised Value: $14,580
One electronically tested 18KT white gold ladies cast alexandrite & diamond ring. Condition is new, good workmanship. The featured alexandrite is set within a tiered diamond bezel, supported by diamond set split shoulders, completed by a three millimeter wide grooved band. Bright polish finish. Trademark is HANA. Identified with markings of "18K". Containing:
One prong set oval mixed cut natural alexandrite, measuring 8.61 x 6.41 x 3.81mm, exact weight 1.68ct., type II Clarity is slightly included, medium dark, slightly brownish, greenish yellow color, (GIA gY 6/2) to medium dark, slightly grayish, orangey brown, (GIA oBr 6/2), cut is good. Transmitting light with a minimum of distortion, transparent. Naturally occurring internal & external characteristics are present. GIA Gemological Report attached. Graded loose prior to setting in the GIA Laboratory, Report #5192404864.
This stone exhibits a change of color when viewed under daylight or fluorescent vs incandescent light.
Alexandrite was discovered in the 1830's near the Tokovaya River in the Ural Mountains of Siberian Russia. It later became the national gemstone of Russia. The name "alexandrite" became official in 1842.
Alexandrite is a variety of chrysoberyl. It contains both beryllium and chromium. It is the chromium that accounts for the spectacular color change. The color change is the primary qualification for a chrysoberyl to be considered alexandrite. Alexandrite is strongly trichroic. Its color change results in a near-equal transmission of the blue-green and red portions of the spectrum, coupled with strong absorption in the yellow. Today Alexandrite is found in Brazil, India, Madagascar, Myanmar, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Sixty-eight prong set round brilliant cut diamonds exact total weight 68 Stones = 0.72ctw. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-2 to I-2
Color F - H
Total Weight of Colored Stones 1.68ct.
Total Weight of Diamonds 0.72ctw.
Total Weight of Ring 5.50 gm