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This is a stunning 0.25 ct round natural cabochon Alexandrite catseyes,
3.5 mm round. This gem has stunning luster as well as nice catseye.
for their beautiful and mysterious optical effects, when you look at a Cat’s
Eye Alexandrite you can see a single band of light on its surface.
Technically known as the “Asteric Effect”, this intriguing phenomenon is
unique to the world of gemstones. It is caused by minerals reflecting a band
of light back to the eye like a mirror. Cat’s Eye Alexandrite makes
particularly stunning signet rings and are a powerful display of a unique
sense of style.
Gemstone species: Alexandrite
Carat weight: 0.25 cts
Measurements: 3.5 mm dia
What makes this gemstone unique?
Alexandrite is one of the rarest gemstones. It is estimated to be 10 to 20
times more rarer than diamond. This, coupled with its demand, probably mean
that its value will keep going up. It is an excellent gemstone for custom
jewelry. The Alexandrite catseye with its optical effects really makes
Eye Clean – Gems that
are clean to the naked eye.
Loop Clean - No imperfections are visible at 10x magnifications
(a jeweler's loop)
VSI (very slight inclusions) - While these gems have some small
inclusions, they will not diminish the brilliance and beauty of the
gem when set
SI (slight inclusions) - These gems have some inclusions visible
to the naked eye but not to the extent of affecting the brilliance
of the gem.
Included - These gems have some larger and/or many minor
inclusions that somewhat diminish the brilliance of the gem.
Transparent - Transparent gems allow light to pass through them
without diffusing (scattering) the light.
Translucent - Translucent gems allow light to pass through them,
but the light is somewhat diffused (scattered).
Opaque: No light passes through the gemstone.
Alexandrite is believed by some to strengthen the wearer’s intuition in
critical situations, and thus help one find new ways forward in situations
where logic does not provide the answer. Some crystal healers also attribute
Alexandrite with the ability to aid creativity and inspire imagination.
Today, Alexandrite, along with Pearl and Moonstone, is a birthstone for
those born in June.
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