How much is lab alexandrite worth?

How much is lab alexandrite worth?

Laboratory-grown color-change Alexandrite They’re priced at $87/ct. Excellent color change as well as clarity. The average weight is 3.56 ct. The price shown is per stone.

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 much is a 1 carat 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.

How can you tell if alexandrite is lab-created?

If your stone changes from any color of purple to any color of blue, it is a synthetic Alexandrite-like Sapphire. An Alexandrite, whether it is natural or synthetic (really Alexandrite, but man-made) will change from some color of red to some color of green.

How much is a 2 carat alexandrite worth?

Good examples of color change chrysoberyl might sell for $2,500-$4,500 per carat for 1-2 carat stones, but true alexandrite in that size might sell for $6,000 per carat. Highly saturated alexandrite with a dramatic color change might fetch as much as $60,000 per carat.

Who should wear Alexandrite gemstone?

Since Alexandrite is considered as the birthstone of the month of June, people born in the month of June are advised to wear this gemstone. In addition to this, people born under the zodiac sign of Cancer can also wear the gemstone to benefit from its mystical properties or just wear it for fashion.

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.

What is a 2 carat alexandrite worth?

How can you tell the difference between genuine alexandrite and synthetic 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.

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What is the best cut for Alexandrite?

Alexandrites are typically cut into shapes known as mixed-cuts. These contain brilliant cut crowns and step-cut pavilions. For stones that are highly included, the cat’s eye cabochon makes for a good cut. This type of cut exhibits the alexandrite’s beautiful reflection of the light coming from the cat’s eye effect.

What powers does Alexandrite have?

Mystical Powers Alexandrite is closely associated with the crown chakra, which leads those to believe that the gemstone promotes a strong sense of creativity, imagination, intuition and the love of the universe. Alexandrite is also known to bring joy, purpose, and hope.

How much does a lab grown alexandrite cost?

In the 9mm size we have three two lab alexandrites faceted in a round Portuguese brilliant flower cut. These gems have excellent color change and clarity. This size could be used in a variety of types of jewelry. The average weight is 3.19 ct. and they’re priced at $87/ct. The price shown is per gemstone.

Which is the most valuable alexandrite in the world?

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. For more information on alexandrite value, read our buying guide.

What’s the value of an alexandrite colour change?

The value of Alexandrite is primarily in the strength of colour change, the size, the clarity and location (unless verified Russian) doesn’t really play much of a part in the equation. A good Alexandrite is going to fetch top Dollar and that’s the reason why this gem is often mis-sold. Buyer beware!

What’s the hardness of a lab grown alexandrite?

11×9-mm lab alexandrites with excellent color change, faceted in an oval Portuguese brilliant flower cut. There are three available. The hardness of these gems is 8.5 on the Mohs scale (only ruby, sapphire, and diamond are harder) and they hold up well to rough wear.