Double Decadence 1.98ctw Rare Natural Alexandrite & Diamond Double Concentric Halo Ring in 18k Yellow Gold
This exceptional ring is perfect for those who love a bold, glamorous look filled with color and sparkle! This brightly polished 18k yellow gold cocktail ring features an oval cut prong set alexandrite nestled in the center, exhibiting a soft range of hues with its remarkable color change phenomena.From light plum purple to whispy blues and soft emerald greens, alexandrite reflects a different color when it hits certain light sources.This spectacular ring is fashioned with two concentric halos filled with round brilliant cut diamonds prong set in a dazzling display. Shimmering baguette cut diamonds are invisibly channel set on the top of the flat shank, finishing this stunning design.
ESTIMATED RETAIL REPLACEMENT VALUE - $6,500.00
The unique feature of this alexandrite is a strong color change which is the main factor defining the value of this gemstone. The stone is easily changing color from dark green to gorgeous reddish purple, which makes it a rare collector's gem. The color change is so STRONG that it can be easily observed not only in a candle light, but any incandescent light like any yellow low watt electric lamp's light. The alexandrite has a few inclusions coming to surface. They certainly does not affect the durablility and overall beauty of the gemstone. Gemologists consider such mineral inclusions to be the proof of the natural origin of alexandrite.
Below are the quotes from GIA expert: "Alexandrite is a Type II (GIA Clarity Grading System) stone and even the best natural alexandrite unlike lab grown alexandrite is expected to contain many inclusions." "An alexandrite of good clarity may display a less prominent color change because the silky inclusions of rutile often enhance the change. Some people prefer a weaker color change in favor of better clarity, but the color change should be the most important factor in determining the value of the stone."
Metal - 18kt White Gold Gemstone - Natural Alexandrite (native cut) Gemstone Size - 8.2x6mm Gemstone quantity - 1 Gemstone weight - 1.30ct Accent stone - Natural Diamond Accent stone quality - G-H, VS1 Accent stone total weight - 0.68ct Gold weight - 6.4g Ring Size - 8 Ring measurements - 20x17mm Rise above the finger - 7mm