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Alexandrite

Tsarstone collectors guide

Ceylon alexandrite

In the late 1800's, a rough cat's-eye of over 700 carats was discovered and in 1930, the stone was shaped into a 465 carat cabochon.

This cat's-eye, named "The Eye of the Lion" is the largest in the world and represents one of the greatest gemstone finds in the history of Sri Lanka.

Locality details
CountrySri Lanka
RegionWestern
ProvinceKalutara
LocalityHorana
Latitude6.7167
Longitude80.0600
Altitude298
Time zoneUTC+6DT
Locality maps
MapSatellite
Map of Horana Satellite of Horana

Alexandrite from Horana is never as vividly colored as those from the Ural Mountains in Russia. Some exceptionally large cymophane (cat's eye) as well as large alexandrite have been found, including some that produced gemstones exceeding 65 carats.


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Bibliographic details
Page title Ceylon alexandrite, Horana
Author David Weinberg
Website title Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide
Date published 03 July 2010 06:13 UTC
Date accessed 30 July 2014 13:07 UTC
Permanent link http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALXS-001-00018
AMA style
David Weinberg. "Ceylon alexandrite, Horana". In Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide. July 03, 2010, 06:13 UTC. Available at: http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALXS-001-00018. Accessed July 30, 2014.
APA style
"Ceylon alexandrite, Horana". (2010, July 03). In Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide. Retrieved 13:07, July 30, 2014, from http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALXS-001-00018.
Bluebook style
"Ceylon alexandrite, Horana", http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALXS-001-00018 (last visited July 30, 2014).
Bluebook: Harvard JOLT style
See Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide, "Ceylon alexandrite, Horana", http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALXS-001-00018 (Information about Ceylon alexandrite findings and mining in Horana, Sri Lanka.) (as of Jul. 30, 2014, 13:07 GMT).
CBE/CSE style
David Weinberg. "Ceylon alexandrite, Horana". In Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide. 2010 Jul 03, 06:13 UTC.[Internet], Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide; 2010 Jul 03, 06:13 UTC [cited 2014 Jul 30]. Available from: http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALXS-001-00018.
Chicago style
David Weinberg, "Ceylon alexandrite, Horana", http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALXS-001-00018, (accessed July 30, 2014).
MLA style
"Ceylon alexandrite, Horana". Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide. 03 Jul 2010, 06:13 UTC. 30 Jul 2014 http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALXS-001-00018
MHRA style
David Weinberg, "Ceylon alexandrite, Horana", Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide, 03 July 2010, 06:13 UTC, http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALXS-001-00018 [accessed 30 July 2014].
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