How much is Russian alexandrite worth?

How much is Russian alexandrite worth?

Size always affects alexandrite value. You can see this reflected in our Price Guide below. In sizes up to one carat, top-quality natural gems can sell for up to $15,000 per carat. Over one carat, the prices range from $50,000 to $70,000 per carat!

What is Russian alexandrite?

Alexandrite is a stone that may change its color, the same way as chameleons do. Originally found in Russia, this mineral became a symbol of Russian jewellery history. However, it is completely impossible to buy jewels with this stone in our country.

What Colour is Russian alexandrite?

Alexandrite From Russia

Alexandrite (a variety of chrysoberyl)
Crystal System Orthorhombic
Colors Daylight: Green to blue-green Incandescent Light: Purple to purplish red Alexandrite is colored by the same Cr+3 ion that gives ruby and emerald their rich hues. Rarely, vanadium may also play a part.

How can you tell good quality Alexandrite?

Alexandrites from Madagascar Typically, muddy green color often seen under daylight, will almost always have a brown modifier under incandescent light. The best quality Alexandrites from Madagascar will always appear green dominant. The purity of the green is preferably modified with a bluish tone.

Is Alexandrite worth more than diamond?

While there may be many key differences between Alexandrite and diamond, but they are quite similar in value. Both gemstones are generally expensive and it is common to find Alexandrite jewelry that costs the same as diamonds. Alexandrite is getting even more expensive due to its rarity as supply steadily declines.

Why is Alexandrite so expensive?

Most quality Alexandrite gemstones are not readily available anywhere. However, we have many of our Alexandrite Stones available for sale. The more apparent color change, the more valuable the Alexandrite. That is why the price of certain alexandrites are very expensive.

What kind of jewelry is made of alexandrite?

Due to the rarity of newly mined stones, most alexandrite jewelry that is seen today comes from older, period pieces. It was a favorite stone of Russian master jewelers, British aristocracy, as well as George Kunz, master gem buyer for Tiffany and Company at the turn of the century.

What’s the best way to use an alexandrite ring?

One solution to boredom is an Alexandrite ring. All you have to do is look down at your hand and you will be immediately entertained by the stunning sparkle of Alexandrite and you will be pleasantly surprised by whatever color your stone is displaying at the moment.

Where does alexandrite come from in the world?

The largest pieces of raw alexandrite have been known to come from mines in Tanzania and Madagascar. Russia’s Ural mine has long since closed down, and Russian stones are very rare and hard to come by. A certificate, identifying a piece of alexandrite as Russian will certainly boost its value.

How did alexandrite become the National stone of Russia?

Considering red and green are the principle colors of Imperial Russia, Alexandrite inevitably became the national stone of tsarist Russia. When the first alexandrite was mined in the emerald mines near Russia’s Tokovaya River, the miners believed that the stones were in fact emeralds (due to their intense green color).