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[Looking4] Princess cut alexandrite


#1

Hello to all,

I am looking for a 3.5 or 4.0 mm genuine princess cut alexandrite.
If you know the source or have one in stock please let me know. Thank
you in advance.

Danuta

Danuta Cieslukowska
www.goldcast.ca


#2

I am resending this email since I didn’t get any responses. Please
help.

I am looking for a 3.5 or 4.0 mm genuine princess cut alexandrite. If
you know the source or have one in stock please let me know. Thank
you in advance.

Danuta


#3

Natural alexandrite, even in modest grades, is a very valuable
gemstone. Whenever rough is found, it is cut with an eye towards
maximum yield, which means as close to crystal habit as possible.
Since princess cut is economic only for cubic system to
find alexandrite in this form may take several life spans. If you
insist on it, buy a rough and engage a gem cutter for a custom job.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#4

do you consider synthetic to be “genuine”? lab created 4 mm
princess cut are available at Optima Gems

John
John Atwell Rasmussen, Ph.D., AJP
http://rasmussengems.ganoksin.com/blogs/


#5

Hi Danuta,

I’ve seen some (here’s one: http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep7z32 ),
but I can’t attest to their quality.

Regards Charles A.


#6
do you consider synthetic to be "genuine"? lab created 4 mm
princess cut are available at Optima Gems 

Kotel Imports in New York probably has better prices on synthetics.
The alexandrites I got are really nice, good color change.

Richard Hart G.G.
Denver, Co.


#7

To all that reply to my request-thank you. I am aware how difficult
is to find this gem but that’s why I ask you for help.

I don’t think my client will consider lab grown. This gem is part of
a family ring so we may use a genuine substitute for June. I am just
excided about the whole proces. The design and finding gems is
rather chalenging. Happy Spring to all of you,

Danuta
www.goldcast.ca


#8
To all that reply to my request-thank you. I am aware how
difficult is to find this gem but that's why I ask you for help. I
don't think my client will consider lab grown. This gem is part of
a family ring so we may use a genuine substitute for June. I am
just excited about the whole process. The design and finding gems
is rather challenging. Happy Spring to all of you, 

A genuine substitute would be color change garnet. Stuller has them.
I believe it is a pyrospessertite garnet. My wife has a pendant with
a circle of 9 of varying shades and a ring with five, center one
color, two on either side a matched pair a different shade, two end
stones, another shade, a matched pair in rose gold. The color change
is just like alexandrite, quite dramatic. The gems come in colors of
varying degree of color and color change just like natural
alexandrite.

Originally I made the ring in 18kt yellow, gave that to my wife,
thought they would look good in rose gold, made one, expected what
did happen, she swapped it out quick, second one was in her size, 5
1/2, so you know I made the second one for her, also. I showed the
first ring quite a few times to people I thought would appreciate it.
I showed it to a young couple who were where quite knowledgeable
about gems. They left. He came in about 30 minutes later, bought it
with a look on his face, quite aware that it was unique and rare and
special as it is and his wife would love it.

A while back, people would list gems on Ebay as an auction. I bought
quite a few gems at extreme bargain prices until people learned and
started listed as Buy It Now. That was how I was fortunate to buy
several parcels of these garnets

Richard Hart G.G.
Denver, Co.


#9

Stuller carries genuine princess cut Alexandrite up to 3.5mm ‘AA’ &
‘AAA’ grades.

They also carry several of their ‘Black Box’ graded in 4.0mm sizes.

MAK


#10
I am looking for a 3.5 or 4.0 mm genuine princess cut alexandrite. 

I see Stuller has them in stock. I usually use Stuller’s price to
quote from and then look for a better price elsewhere.

Mark


#11

I found some at GemSelect.

They are quite beautiful.

Michele