Gems, 3.16 mm, 0.14 ct
Start Time: 12/14/2023 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/21/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $45

Item Description

Alexandrite is one of the most sought after and valuable gems in the world. Some organizations classify it as a precious gem, a small distinguished category that also includes Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires and Diamonds. For reference, Alexandrite is not an actual species, but rather the varietal name given to color change Chrysoberyl. They are beloved because they exhibit one of the most alluring color change effects in the gem world, and when you combine that with the fact that there are only a few places in the world that produce fine quality gems, you get a great combination of rarity and beauty. T The very first Alexandrite crystals and gems came from Russia, and are valuable collectors stones today. The term "Alexandrite-type" color change is often used when a stone changes from a warmer hue i.e., pink to a cooler hue i.e., green or blue when expose to different light sources i.e., indoor lighting and sunlight (some people use the phrase "emerald by day, ruby by night" to describe the pheomenon). This color change is extremely rare and is only exhibited in a few gems around the world. This stone is from Brazil and has a standard "Round Brilliant" cut. The gem is very slightly included with a bit of internal "haziness", but it exhibits a noteworthy color change as it shifts from a blue-green hue in sunlight to a silver-purple color in indoor lighting. It was VERY difficult to illustrate the color change accurately, and the stone honestly shows a different hue in various temperature light sources. Top Alexandrite gems from contemporary localities can retail for a few thousand dollars per carat on the high end market, so a stone of this size is certainly a very worthwhile pickup for the starting bid.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$45 12/21/2023 5:58:28 pm (CST)
$40 12/21/2023 5:58:28 pm (CST)
$35 12/21/2023 5:46:03 pm (CST)
$30 12/21/2023 5:46:03 pm (CST)
$25 12/21/2023 4:34:00 pm (CST)
$20 12/21/2023 11:35:41 am (CST)
$15 12/16/2023 5:56:08 pm (CST)
$10 12/15/2023 6:29:45 pm (CST)