Natural Alexandrite - 6.43 x 7.87mm, 5.53mm deep GIA Certified Oval cut Color Change Alexandrite weighing 2.17 carats - LSG958
Upon purchase, you will receive the EXACT Alexandrite pictured here. It is 6.43 x 7.87mm oval cut, 5.53mm deep, and weighs 2.17 carats. This beauty is GIA certified and it has a variegated color that ranges from a teal to an olive green, with areas of gold. This gem is completely unique and one of a kind! Please scroll down to see the complete specs for this stone below.
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We specialize in custom jewelry and are thus always on the lookout for gorgeous loose stones to fill our custom orders. If you would like a different cut, color, gemstone, etc. just ask. We can also make a stunning ring to custom fit this gemstone, or we can help you determine if this gem will fit in a setting you already have. Let us assist you in making the perfect piece of jewelry just for you! Visit our Online Custom Jewelry Showroom here to see our Collection:
Gem Name: Alexandrite
Color: Color Change - Yellowish Green to Purplish Brown
Carat Wt: 2.17
Size: 6.43 x 7.87mm, 5.53mm deep
Clarity: SI1 (see details about our clarity grading system in our policies)
MOHS (hardness): 8.5
Care: (Please see our policies)
Durability: Very Good (see our policies for more details)
Certification: YES - see GIA certificate
All of our gemstones come with a 5-day money back guarantee. Gemstones over $500 arrive fully insured via FedEx Priority Overnight. Gemstones under $500 are sent via USPS First Class Mail, or you will have the option to upgrade at checkout. All gems usually ship in 1-3 business days. For further details regarding these and other common inquiries, please see our Shop Policies: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaurieSarahGems/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav . By purchasing this link, you indicate that you have read, and agree to, the shop policies of this website.
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Shipping & policies
All gems $500.00 and above are sent within the United States via FREE Fully Insured FedEx Priority Overnight, signature required. A valid street address must be given. FedEx does not deliver to PO boxes. Items shipped outside the United States will be sent via Fully Insured FedEx Priority International Shipping which can take 2-7 days or longer depending on the country and the customs of that country. If you are in a country other than the United States, Great Britain, Australia or Canada, please contact us for a shipping quote. Some countries may be excluded from insured shipping.
All items under $500.00 are shipped via USPS Mail. You may choose your shipping preference at checkout. Please note that the USPS does not insure loose gemstones, so if you choose a USPS option and the gem is lost, it can not be recovered. If you wish for your gemstone to be shipped fully insured, please email us, and we can assist you with purchasing further shipping options through FedEx so that we can insure the gem. USPS First Class Mail generally arrives to a United States address within 2-7 business days. Delivery times are not guaranteed. If you have the gem delivered outside of the United States, unfortunately USPS does not offer very good tracking and has been known to take 2-4 weeks to arrive. So if you need the gem by a particular deadline, we recommend upgrading to FedEx International Priority which generally takes 2-3 days to arrive as long as your customs department clears it in a timely manner. Please contact us for a quote for FedEx prices shipping outside the US.
If your gem ships on Friday and your package is being shipped FedEx Priority Overnight within the United States, this means that your package will arrive Monday. Saturday delivery is available for United States deliveries only and for an extra fee. Please contact us for details on this option.
Gems shipped outside the United States may be subject to that country's customs fees, country taxes, duties etc.
We gladly accept Paypal as well as all major Debit or Credit Cards. All these payment options are available through Etsy at checkout. Your item will be shipped once payment is confirmed, your item is ready, and you have verified your shipping address. If you live in California, sales tax will be automatically added to your purchase.
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Our goal is to be as flexible as possible with your payments to assist you in achieving your jewelry dreams. Please contact us if you are interested in a payment plan. Mail@LaurieSarahDesigns.com
Returns & exchanges
Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. We are known to go above and beyond to ensure the happiness of our customers. We are a small, family owned business, not a faceless corporation, so we value every client to whom we sell. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it, no questions asked - see below. We are also happy to exchange it for something you love even more.
We offer a 5 day money-back guarantee on all purchases (excluding custom-cut items and items on payment/financing plans). You will have 5 business days from the time you sign/receive your package to review your purchase. If you need more than 5 days to inspect your gem, please contact us before you purchase it to see if special arrangements can be made. After you sign for the package, if you purchased insured shipping, the gem is no longer insured. You are responsible for its care. If it is lost or damaged while in your care, it cannot be refunded. If you are not happy with the gem, you can return or exchange it, no questions asked. You must return the item in its original, as shipped condition with all its documents and included items. Gemstones that have been set, recut, are damaged in any way, or weigh differently than when they were sent to you are not eligible for return.
HOW TO RETURN YOUR GEM: You must obtain approval to ship your item back, as well as contact us for how and where to ship it. Please do not ship it back on your own as it may jeopardize your refund. We use a private insurance/shipping company to make sure that all items over $500.00 are properly insured. Once we have approved your return, we will email you the proper shipping information, your insured shipping label, and send you instructions on how to return the item(s). You must follow the shipping instructions exactly in order for your return shipment to be insured. Gems under $500 will have different instructions. Failure to follow the instructions exactly may jeopardize your refund. You will be responsible for the cost of shipping the item back. We cannot assume any responsibility for any item not returned to us in this manner.
Refunds will be given back through the payment method you used to originally purchase the item(s), provided these guidelines are followed. Refunds are generally processed within 1-2 business days of receiving the gem back, however depending on the merchant used to make the original payment, your payment method sometimes take 3-5 business days to return the funds to you. Refunds will be given less the return shipping costs.
All of our gemstones are Natural, Genuine Gemstones unless otherwise stated in the listing. If you would like further information as to if, or how each stone is treated, please feel free to ask. Most gemstones are heated or may be treated, but if you are looking for an unheated, or untreated gemstone, we are happy to go treasure hunting for you. We do our best to disclose any known inclusions or treatments, however if you are interested in a full gemologist report on any particular gemstone, these are available. Please see each individual listing for if there is a charge or not. Some gem listings have the option to request a certification at no extra charge. For those that don't, the cost is usually around $75 for a certified gemologist's certification. GIA certification is also available for a fee - please ask.
If you need help deciding which gemstone will fit in a setting you already have, please let us assist you. We always recommend that you buy a gemstone for your setting based on the millimeter size of the stone, not carat weight. Two gemstones can be the same carat weight, but due to differences in cut can be different millimeter sizes and may not fit in your setting.
All photographs are of the actual stone you are purchasing unless otherwise stated. We do our best to capture the accurate color, clarity and luster of each gemstone we photograph. However, colors may vary based on lighting and the screen you are viewing the listing on. If you don't feel the gemstone is exactly what you were looking for, you may return it, no questions asked (see our Return Policies).
CLARITY GRADING SYSTEM:
To date, there is no official, internationally accepted grading system for colored gemstones like there is for diamonds. Therefore you will find many different methods used by many different companies to grade the quality, color, and clarity of colored gemstones. If the gemstone you are viewing is certified, the certification will be in the listing and you can see the grade given to the gemstone by the Certifier. If the gem is not certified, we are using our decades of experience to give the gemstone the best information possible. The grading system we use mimics the diamond grading system and is used in general by many other reputable gemstone companies. Certification may yield slightly different results. Below, you will find our grading system as seen by the naked eye:
VVS – Very, Very Slightly Included. No visible inclusions to the naked eye, they are only seen with 10X magnification. It is very rare for a colored stone to have this kind of clarity.
VS – Very Slightly Included. Inclusions are not visible to the naked eye, they are only seen with 10X magnification.
SI1 – Slightly Included. Some inclusions are slightly visible to the naked eye.
SI2 – Slightly Included. Some inclusions are easily seen with the naked eye.
I1 – Inclusions are obvious to the naked eye.
I2-I3 – Inclusions are very obvious to the naked eye.
Flawless – we only grade a stone flawless if it is lab created or man-made.
Many of our clients buy colored gemstones from us to create beautiful, unique, diamond alternative engagement rings. Therefore, we are commonly asked if the colored gemstone they want will be durable enough for an engagement ring. Very often, this is determined just as much by the way the stone is worn, as it is by how durable the gemstone is. A durable gem, when worn under harsh conditions can still be damaged, or a more fragile gem when worn with gentle care can last for generations. So we have come up with a table to help you decide if the gemstone you want is practical for the type of jewelry you want to create with it. Of course these are just general guidelines. All colored gemstones should be worn with care, and we cannot be responsible for damaged or lost gemstones.
Excellent - This means the gem is very good for everyday wear. We only grade sapphires and diamonds with Excellent. Sapphires are 9 on the hardness scale, Diamonds are 10. We recommend that all engagement rings and every day wear jewelry be created with diamonds, or sapphires if possible.
Very Good - This is for gemstones rated 7.5-8.5 on the hardness scale. With proper care and careful wear, these gems should hold up beautifully.
Good - This is for gems rated 7-7.5 on the hardness scale. Please exercise proper care for these gems if you plan on wearing them often.
Fair - These gems are not recommended for everyday wear unless proper care and extremely careful wear are exercised. Even then, there is a risk of damage.
Fragile - These gems are absolutely not recommended for frequent wear. Even occasional wear should be done with full awareness that the gem can be easily damaged. We absolutely do not recommend these gems for engagement rings or wedding bands. If you do choose these gems for frequent wear, you bear full responsibility for damaged or lost gems.
Please contact us for information regarding the care of your gemstones. Factors such as the metal it is set in, the frequency it is worn, or the other gems it is set with will all affect how the piece should be cared for. We are not responsible for gems that are damaged by using improper care or cleaning treatments.
If you choose to have the gemstone you purchase appraised by your own appraiser, please know that the appraisal of loose gemstones is a very tricky process. Because there is not a Colored Gemstone system that is internationally accepted like there is with Diamonds, the value and grading of a colored gemstone is largely subjective to the Appraiser. Therefore, the value and grading may or may not match up with our purchase prices. We base our prices on what we bought the gemstones for, and their availability. Some appraisers, if they are not up with the times, may not realize that a particular gemstone has suddenly become scarce in availability. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that our gemstones will appraise for the price you bought it. However, if you have any questions regarding this, you may certainly contact us. If it does not appraise where you thought it would, we can help figure out the problem.
Because there are literally thousands of different colored gemstones, and more are being discovered all the time, some gemstones look very similar. We always do our best to accurately identify all gemstones that we sell. Should a gemstone you buy from us ever come back appraised as a different gemstone than was stated in the listing, we will refund your money in full (see our Refund Policies for how to return a gemstone), plus we will pay for the insured shipping both ways, and your appraisal fee upon receipt of the appraisal. In order for your refund to be processed, you will need to provide proof in the form of an appraisal completed by a certified gemologist. Please contact us for details.
We do not sell any information we collect from you to outside companies. Your email, phone number, and any other personal information we use to complete your transaction will never be shared or sold.