Current Bid: $9,000
Appraised Value: $59,645
One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast alexandrite and diamond ring. The featured alexandrite is set within a tiered diamond bezel supported by elaborate diamond set shoulders, completed by a four millimeter wide band. Bright polish finish with milgrain detailing. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "14K". Condition is new, good workmanship.
One prong set oval mixed cut natural alexandrite, measuring 12.41 x 9.81 x 7.34mm, exact weight 7.59ct., type II Clarity is eye clean, medium dark, very slightly grayish, greenish yellow color, (GIA gY 6/3) to medium dark, very slightly grayish, yellowish green, (GIA yG 6/3), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. GIA Gemological Report attached. Graded loose prior to setting in the GIA Laboratory, Report #5172052462.
The greenish yellow color was photographed under 6000K daylight; the yellowish green color was photographed under 2000K incandescent light.
Alexandrite was discovered in the 1830's near the Tokovaya River in 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.
Ninety-Six prong set round brilliant & baguette cut diamonds approximate total weight of 96 Stones = 1.86ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-1 to SI-2
Color G - I