Alexandrite (twin) (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Carnaíba Mining District, Pindobacu, Campo Formoso, Bahia, Brazil
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.3 cm
Start Time: 01/08/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/15/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $285
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Alexandrite is the color changing variety of Chrysoberyl. The term "Alexandrite-type" color change is often used when a gem or mineral changes from a warmer hue i.e., pink to a cooler hue i.e., green or blue when exposed to different light sources i.e., indoor lighting and sunlight. This piece comes from the classic Carnaíba district in Bahia, Brazil featuring an aesthetic twinned crystal, free of matrix. The crystals are a bit dark, but with some backlighting, you can see some attractive internal gemminess. The piece does show a good color change from a rich purplish-red in indoor lighting, to a green hue in sunlight. Very good quality all around, and a worthwhile specimen of these well known twins. Priced at $1,250 retail. From the collection of Shields Flynn.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $285 01/15/2022 6:20:29 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $275 01/15/2022 6:20:29 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $260 01/15/2022 6:07:37 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $250 01/15/2022 6:07:11 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $240 01/15/2022 6:07:11 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $210 01/15/2022 6:06:42 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $200 01/15/2022 6:06:42 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $189 01/15/2022 6:06:29 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $179 01/15/2022 6:06:29 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $169 01/15/2022 6:06:19 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $159 01/15/2022 6:06:19 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $149 01/15/2022 6:05:25 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $139 01/15/2022 6:05:25 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $129 01/15/2022 6:05:17 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $119 01/15/2022 6:05:17 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $109 01/13/2022 12:51:01 am (CST)
Private Bidder $99 01/13/2022 12:51:01 am (CST)
Private Bidder $25 01/12/2022 1:06:46 am (CST)
Private Bidder $20 01/12/2022 1:06:46 am (CST)
Private Bidder $15 01/11/2022 4:04:55 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $10 01/11/2022 3:25:09 pm (CST)