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Burton's Gems and Opals

Synthetic Alexandrite Solitaire Ring | 10kt | Vintage c.1960's

Synthetic Alexandrite Solitaire Ring | 10kt | Vintage c.1960's

Regular price $195.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $195.00 USD
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A Bit About The Piece:

Laboratory grown alexandrite ring from the 1960's.  See wear report. 

Details, details...

The Center Stone: Alexandrite, Lab Created

  • measurements: 6mm
  • round cut

The Setting: Cast 4 Prong Set Solitaire Ring

  • 10kt yellow gold, solid
  • default size: 6.25
  • circa 1960's

Wear Report

Prongs are worn- see photos.  Low price point can be attributed to this.  This ring is being sold "as is," and is not eligible for returns.


About [natural] Alexandrite:

"Emerald by day, ruby by night" is a phrase often associated with alexandrite.  Alexandrite is an exceptionally rare variety of color changing chrysoberyl found in Russia, Brazil, and Sri Lanka.  Ideal specimens appear bright green in natural sunlight and red in orange incandescent light (traditionally candlelight).  Most commercial stones display varying degrees of this color shift, often changing from greenish to purplish.  Stones over one carat are highly unusual as most gem quality alexandrite crystals are small.  Reasonably priced stones available to the market over one carat are typically lab created synthetics, even in older vintage pieces.  Visible inclusions and surface characteristics are to be expected in many natural alexandrite stones.

Alexandrite is very hard, ranking a durable 8.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.  This makes alexandrite jewelry suitable for all occasions, including rings intended for everyday wear.  Jewelry made with alexandrite can safely be cleaned with chemical jewelry cleaner, though we suggest to avoid putting natural pieces in an ultrasonic cleaner as some stones can be brittle.


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Your order will be processed and shipped within 4 business days.  All shipments are insured by the United States Postal Service, and most orders of $500 or more will require signature confirmation upon delivery.
All vintage, antique, and estate items are sold "as is."  While we do our best to ensure these pieces are safe to be enjoyed, they may have wear.  Please refer to photos and product descriptions before making your purchase for details.  This item cannot be returned or exchanged after purchase.  Sale is final.
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