This is an interesting Genuine Alexandrite from Brazil.
This is natural and is from older stock around 1991-1992. This is a translucent stone, NOT clear or see through, but it is genuine Alexandrite and has a great color change.
To see the color change use a strong penlight, I used a smaller flashlight and just popped it on the glass and turned the light on.
There are a lot of stones in the Chrysoberyl family like this that people will call Alexandrite, but beware of this because true Alexandrite should have a color change, that is what makes it special. If there is no picture that shows this change, or the price seems to good to be true, then be careful it may be just an ordinary Chrysoberyl.
The first pic shows the stone as a deep green in color. The second pic is the red color it changes to when the strong light is applied.
This one weighs approximately 1.62cts. It is a 6x8.5mm Oval cut. It is a really nice size.
It won't fetch the $2000 or more per caret that the top Alexandrites that are clear will get because it is translucent(you cannot see through it), but it is still very rare and is an interesting piece to have. This specific stone is more for the rarity than the sparkle. It may have some slight scratches, but that doesn't take away from the stone.
The pictures are taken as close to the stone's color as possible, but realize that not all monitors show the same color clarity.
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Returns & exchanges
All items are refundable within three days of receipt of item. The item must not be damaged or changed in any way for it to be refundable. Shipping fees are not refundable and it is up to the buyer to pay to ship the item back safely. Thank you :).