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Your Complete Guide To Buying Alexandrite Rings---20 Elegant Alexandrite Engagement Rings Online

Aug 15th 2020

Your Complete Guide To Buying Alexandrite Rings---20 Elegant Alexandrite Engagement Rings Online

Indeed, diamonds are forever, but there are not a lot of gemstones that are as mysteriously enchanting as alexandrite, which makes it the perfect engagement ring option. The stone is rare and its ever-changing hue makes it extremely special and just the ideal engagement ring for brides who something special.

What Is Alexandrite?

Alexandrite is a the rare variety of gemstones that belong to the Chrysoberyl family. It is generally known for being a pleochroic stone, which means it changes color according to its setting. Alexandrite has a green to greenish-blue appearance in broad daylight but has a reddish to purplish-red hue and in some cases, pinkish appearance under incandescent or candlelight.

By GIA:"Often described by gem aficionados as “emerald by day, ruby by night,” alexandrite is the very rare color-change variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. Originally discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in the 1830s, it’s now found in Sri Lanka, East Africa, and Brazil, but fine material is exceptionally rare and valuable".Alexandrite is a birthstone for June,and so is the moonstone.

The History of Alexandrite Gemstones

The first discovery of alexandrite occurred in 1834 in emerald mines near the Tokovaya River in the Urals. It is believed that the gemstone’s name alexandrite comes from Russian tsar Alexander II , because it was discovered the the same day he came of age. Because of the red and green colors it displays, which were also the colors of the old imperial Russia, it was adopted the national stone of tsarist Russia. This stone’s regal history and rarity make it extra special and exclusive.

The Types of Alexandrite Engagement Rings:

Natural Alexandrite Engagement Rings

Natural alexandrite of the high-quality will usually change from Green to Red color according to different light sources. The change is so unique that no hints of green appear in the red, and no hints of the red appear in the green. Just by turning in light, the gem can appear to have magically transformed entirely from one color to another. Natural stones that have this property of changing color are extremely rare and are some of the most sought after. However, keep in mind that there are lower quality alexandrites which look more like water color painting, with some purple spilling into the green and vice versa.

Lab-Created Alexandrite Engagement Rings

The hardness, color change, and chemical composition of lab-created alexandrite is the same as its natural namesake. However, with regards to color, the lab-created variety has a green hue, which tends to lean more to bluish compared to the natural version. Its red hue tends to lean more to purplish. The color change of true lab-created stones is more spectacular.

Simulated Alexandrite

Simulated alexandrite refers to a version called Alex, but is not really an alexandrite stone. There are tons of simulants out there. Whether it occurs naturally or lab-created. It is important to watch out for simulants as this variety does not change color or change into the wrong color. Some are not even the right color to start with. Also, most simulated stones don’t measure up in durability. Simulants have been made since the 1800’s due to its mystical lure. So if you are searching for an alexandrite engagement ring, then keep in mind that being antique does not translate to authenticity. Always buy from trustworthy jewelers that have tested and examined the stone.

How to Pick a Alexandrite Engagement Ring

To choose natural alexandrite engagement ring center stone, the main considerations couples should have in mind are the color and color change, clarity, size, and certification. However, the most important aspect to consider in choosing a natural alexandrite stone is its color change. High-quality natural alexandrite change color from a sharp blueish-green color to a full red or purplish-red color. The value of an alexandrite stone is determined by how fully it changes color. The color change quality scales include three options: “weak”, “moderate”, “strong.” The color change of about 85% is sharpest in the finest stones, moderate shows around 50% of color change and weak color change can only be slightly noticed.

Color

High-quality alexandrite is green to blue-green under sunlight, and red to purple-red under incandescent lamps.

CLARITY

Good quality alexandrite has few inclusions. Rarely, needle-like inclusions create a cat’s-eye.

CUT

Alexandrite is most often available in mixed cuts. Its rarity means it is often cut to save weight.

CARAT WEIGHT

Most cut gems weigh less than one carat. Larger, higher-quality gems rise in price dramatically.

Shape

The shape of the stone has the least effect on the rarity.Pear Shapes, Marquis and Round might be popular shapes for smaller alexandrite rings.Ovals, Cushions, & Emerald Cuts are more desirable when it comes to large sizes.

How to Care for Your Alexandrite Ring

It is not hard to take care of your alexandrite ring Since it is a pretty hard stone. It is recommended to use a soft brush like an old toothbrush as well as with soap and water at room temperature. For a more in-depth clean, you can visit the jeweler you purchased the ring from. These experts are trained at cleaning your ring using steam, sonic clean. This type of drain cleaning is called full detailing.

You can also clean at home by putting the ring in a bowl of water, add some drops of plain dish detergent, then rinse and dry the jewelry using a soft cloth. even though alexandrite might be hard, but it is not as hard and durable as diamond. so you should take care to remove it before doing any activity like heavy cleaning, swimming, exercising, or using chemicals.

Can you help me custom a unique Alexandrite engagement ring?

It would be my honor. Send me a note or email me here, and let’s talk about exactly what you want, and how I can make your dreams come true! I’m also available to answer questions about color change, how to select a stone, how certification works, and what other color change stones there are out there! I love this stuff; drop me a line!

Scroll through stunning alexandrite Engagement rings below.

Three Stone Color Changed Lab Round Alexandrite Engagement Ring

                     vintage three stone engagement ring $565

Vintage Pear Shaped Alexandrite And Sapphire Engagement Ring Set Moissanite Mattching Band

                      Solitaire Alexandrite Sapphire Bridal Set $798

14K/18K Gold Pear Shaped Alexandrite Diamond Art Deco Color Change Engagement Ring Set

                   Art Deco Alexandrite Wedding Set $789

14K/18K Alexandrite Engagement Ring Infinity Ring Criss Cross

                    Infinity Oval Alexandrite Engagement Ring $535

14K/18K Gold Vintage Alexandrite Sapphire Moissanite/Diamond Engagement Ring Bridal Set

                      Classic Alexandrite And Sapphire Bridal Set

Floral Alexandrite Diamond/ Moissanite Engagement Ring Set 2pcs

                         Floral Alexandrite Bridal Set $850

Vintage Alexandrite Engagement Ring Art Deco Flower Halo

                       Vintage Round Alexandrite And Diamond Ring $799

Vintage Pear Shaped Alexandrite Engagement Ring Set Leaf Diamond And Turquoise Ring

                          3pcs Pear Shaped Alexandrite Wedding Set $1035

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                       Unqiue Alexandrite And Opal Bridal Set $749

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                      Oval Alexandrite Moissanite Bridal Set Three Stone $800

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                                3pcs oval alexandrite wedding set $1049

                         Alexandrite Diamond Halo Bridal Set $755

                                       Art Deco Alexandrite Bridal Set $805

                               Twisted Alexandrite Bridal Set $785

                        Milgrain Alexandrite Wedding Set $765

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                       Classic Pear Alexandrite Bridal Set $749

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                         6x8mm 2pcs Alexandrite bridal set $729

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                   Diamond  Halo Alexandrite Wedding Set $799

3pcs Princess Cut Alexandrite And Diamond Engagement Ring Set Basket Prong Set

                3pcs Princess Cut Alexandrite Diamond Wedding Set $1473

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                      Floral Antique Pear Alexandrite Bridal Set $699