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Alexandrite

Tsarstone collectors guide

Strong Color Change Alex. Oval 2.10cts.

An unusual combination of a strong color change, good cutting, and superior clarity. Alexandrite is rarely this nice and both the daylight blue-green and the incandescent red purple colors are very attractive. The saturation of the daylight blue-green exceeds the top GIA color grade for alexandrite and the stones from this deposit may very well end up resetting GIA's color standard for alexandrite.

Strong Color Change Alex. Oval 2.10cts.
Natural Alexandrite Oval 2.1 cts Natural Alexandrite Oval 2.1 cts

Grade Score 8 / 10

Color
Good (3/5)
Cut
Exceptional (5/5)
Carat
Large (4/5)
Clarity
Exceptional (5/5)
Rarity
Extremely rare (5/5)

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Detail identification and grading report
Identification
Type: Natural
Species: Chrysoberyl
Variety: Alexandrite
Origin: Deobhog area, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
Hardness: 8.5
Density: 3.75
RI-1: 1.741
RI-2: 1.76
Enhancements
Variety of work: Faceted
Designation: A (Not currently known to be enhanced)
Color
Color light source: Cool daylight
Color description: vstbG*6/5 (medium dark very strongly bluish green)
Phenomena: Change of color (Alexandrite effect) Pleochroism Strong
Color phenomena: rP 5/3 (medium reddish purple)
Clarity
Clarity type: Eye clean (Type I)
Transparency: Transparent
Cut
Shape: Oval
Cut style: Portuguese
Symmetry: Exceptional
Brilliance: Exceptional
Polish: Exceptional
Size
Width: 6.08 mm
Length: 8.42 mm
Depth: 4.78 mm
Weight: 2.10 cts
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