Is lab created Alexandrite valuable?

Is lab created Alexandrite valuable?

Is a Lab-Created Alexandrite Valuable? Hydrothermally grown alexandrites are some of the more valuable synthetic gems of any kind. Still, they have nowhere near the value per carat of a natural alexandrite.

How do you know if your alexandrite is real?

Genuine alexandrites of about one carat are sometimes (rarely) without eye-visible inclusions, so the fact that you can’t see anything in the stone doesn’t mean it’s not genuine. A look under the microscope at 10X or more is recommended. A large, inclusion-free, color-change alexandrite.

How much is man made alexandrite worth?

Laboratory-grown color-change Alexandrite There are 2 1 of these 10×8-mm cushion cut synthetic alexandrite gemstones available. They’re priced at $87/ct. Excellent color change as well as clarity. The average weight is 3.56 ct.

How much is Russian alexandrite worth?

You can see this reflected in our Price Guide below. In sizes up to one carat, top-quality natural gems can sell for up to $15,000 per carat. Over one carat, the prices range from $50,000 to $70,000 per carat! For more detailed value information, see our alexandrite buying guide.

What color is Russian alexandrite?

Alexandrite From Russia

Alexandrite (a variety of chrysoberyl)
Crystal System Orthorhombic
Colors Daylight: Green to blue-green Incandescent Light: Purple to purplish red Alexandrite is colored by the same Cr+3 ion that gives ruby and emerald their rich hues. Rarely, vanadium may also play a part.

How can you tell the difference between natural and lab created alexandrite?

Natural alexandrite gems are yellow, green or brown. Almost all of the natural ones contain the color green. A lot of synthetic alexandrite gems contain synthetic corundum, which is used to produce color changes within the gem. This synthetic material has a purple or mauve like color to it.

Does lab created Alexandrite change color?

Most gemstones described as synthetic alexandrite are actually simulated alexandrite: Synthetic corundum laced with vanadium to produce the color change. The material shows a characteristic purple-mauve color change which, although attractive, differs from alexandrite because there is never any green.

Is Alexandrite worth more than diamond?

While there may be many key differences between Alexandrite and diamond, but they are quite similar in value. Both gemstones are generally expensive and it is common to find Alexandrite jewelry that costs the same as diamonds. Alexandrite is getting even more expensive due to its rarity as supply steadily declines.

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