Pristine Princess Royal 2.09ctw Natural Alexandrite & Diamond Crown Engagement Ring in 18k Yellow Gold
An expertly prong set round cut natural alexandrite sits in the center of this finely crafted brightly polished 18k yellow gold engagement ring, displaying its striking range of color change hues. A soft plum gives way to a dark emerald green color depending on the light source it is exposed to, radiating natural beauty and vibrancy from all angles.
Sparkling round brilliant cut diamond accent stones are pave set into the sweeping crown-shaped design, adding an air of sophistication in ribbons of rich gold. Perfect for those who adore the vintage style, this unique engagement, promise, or anniversary ring also makes an unforgettable selection for a birthday present for those born in June.
ESTIMATED RETAIL REPLACEMENT VALUE - $14,720.00
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 one inclusion coming to surface. It is 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 - 6.7x5.5mm Gemstone quantity - 1 Gemstone weight - 1.72ct Accent stone - Natural Diamond Accent stone quality - G-H, VS1 Accent stone total weight - 0.37ct Gold weight - 4.5g Ring Size - 7 Ring measurements - 23x17mm Rise above the finger - 7mm