(Closed) Show me the Alexandrite

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@als1214:  it’s a really cool stone. I used to have a 14k gold rhodolite ring with an alexandrite halo (sounds pretty but the setting was actually really ugly) so I had it disassembled so I could re-set the alexandrites. They were tiny so I was thinking a channel set ring. I can’t find them at the moment but I happen to come across them I’ll post a pic. I also have a simulated alexandrite in my class ring.

Post # 5
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  • Wedding: February 2013

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@als1214:  yes I’d like to see pics of comparison lighting. Mine were green in outdoor lighting and purple in artificial lighting. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Are you getting a natural or synthetic alexandrite? Natural ones are quite expensive. I do not have an alexandrite but I do have a sapphire in my engagement ring with “alexandrite shift” it is predominantly purple since I’m inside a lot but incandescent its violet, clouds its green, direct sun its blue violet, sunrise sunset its burghundy, twilight its olive, inside its orchid purple with champagne flashes :). I’ve yet to get the bugger to photo its colors other than purple though.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I have a loose one that I got from jtv a while back. These pics were taken at my kitchen table (artificial lighting). It actually looks more drab in person, which is probably why I haven’t set it. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Oops, would probably help if I posted the pics haha!

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

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@als1214:  It is a sapphire. Here is a photo of one from the same mine that has about the same major shift as the one in my ering:

Post # 13
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  • Wedding: February 2013

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@dewingedpixie:  Whoa! You must love looking at your ring all the time. That’s amazing!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

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@Aquaria:  I do husband knows I find it facinating I’m always checking to see what color it is when I go somewhere new 😀 or the weather shifts.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

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@als1214:  

They are trying to source similair stones for the final wedding band we are getting in February.

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