In the past 20 years, we have only purchased a few Alexandrites for inventory. Previously, we stocked
smaller ones from about 20pts up to 75pts, but the more
rare and sought after pieces are larger - in the
1ct and up range.
We haven't had many larger pieces in inventory after all these years because the Alexandrites we have seen did not meet our criteria (and usually failed far more than just one of the five criteria we seek):
5.) MOST important, a very good Color Change!...
|1.00ct Oval Natural GIA Certed Alexandrite - We were fortunate to find one Alexandrite that met our criteria for inventory: Clean, Decent Cut, Sparkle, Eye Clean, Very Fine Color Change and an Affordable Price! This changes from a Green/Bluish Green to a Purple as noted in the accompanying GIA Cert. In 36 years in the gemstone business, we have only had a handful of larger fine quality Alexandrite such as this. Again, the 2017 Tucson Show had very dark (almost black) Alexandrite, very poorly cut or included material, selling at high prices. Similar Alex to this newly acquired piece were non-existent and we wouldn't consider obtaining that lower quality for our inventory; plus the pricing was incredibly high, making this Alex not only an outstanding example, but also outstanding in price (way below the wholesale asking price of those we didn't look twice at). Alexandrite is one of those gemstones that is difficult to obtain accurate color photos. We obtained a good photo of the green, but decent photos of the purple were not to be. As always, should you purchase this Alexandrite, if you are not happy for any reason, you have our 100% Customer Satifaction Guarantee as well as our Lifetime Guarantee - see our 'Our Guarantees' link on the banner that appears on the top and bottom of all our pages! (strshn-17-01) $5,400|
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|Large Wonderful 1.65ct Cushion Shaped Natural Alexandrite - Great Color Change from Blue Green to Purple; eye clean, well cut and exceedingly fine in every way compared to most Alexandrites seen on the market. This rare gemstone is not just over the magic carat weight of 1ct, but it is even over 1.5cts! In Tucson 2016, we didn't see anything quite like this, as most Alexs are poorly cut, shallow, weak color change (or one is better than the other), high prices, etc. Price is below wholesale as seen in The Guide, Nov/Dec 2014! (btree-16b-01) $12,375|
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Our Alexandrite (like most of our gemstones) are priced incredibly low. Unlike many stores/businesses,
we travel to the gem producing areas/cutting facilities of the world to be as close to the source as possible -
thereby saving the retail public, retail stores, goldsmiths, wholesalers, etc. a large amount of $$$$ - and we do mean $$$$$$!
To see the savings on our GIA Certed Natural Alexandrites, simply click on the link below to view the Wholesale Price of Alexandrite
as found in the trade reference - The Guide (2014). Expect a typical markup of two to three times the wholesale price in the general market:
Alexandrite Pricing - The Guide(2014)
|Natural Alexandrite Cat's Eye, 1.53ct (egaj-15-21) $2,295|
Can't afford a Natural Alexandrite, then check out an
alternative, providing you with a Genuine Alexandrite, but
Lab Grown : Lab Grown Alexandrite
What is the difference between a Synthetic and a Simulant? There is a BIG difference - not only what the material is but also in price. Learn More: Synthetics vs. Simulants
Note: Magnification and bright lighting is required to photograph gemstones. Some inclusions may be visible under these circumstances. You are viewing photographs as if you were using a loupe - not your unaided eye. Under normal conditions, these inclusions may not be visible.
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