Vintage Retro 14k Gold Big Alexandrite Ring
COMPOSITION: 14k Yellow Gold, Acid tested & marked
GEM: Lab Grown Alexandrite measuring 18.3 mm = 24.75 Carat
CONDITION: Estate Item, Excellent (minimal wear)
WEIGHT: 10.0 Grams
MEASUREMENT: Band 2.6mm, Design 7/8″
SIZE: 5 Ring can be sized for an additional fee. Please inquire if needed.
COMMENTS: This big cocktail ring dates back to the 1950’s. The alexandrite measures 18.3 mm which equals 24.75 carats! The stone has a beautiful rich purple-blue hue with color changing properties! Pictured as received from a local estate. Cleaning and/or polishing by request at no additional cost.
Gemstones created in a lab are chemically, physically and optically identical to those mined underground — but they have fewer flaws, a lighter carbon footprint and cost less, too.
The mineral composition of lab-created stones is created through a process similar to what nature does beneath the earth over millions of years, but in a lab at a fraction of the time, and for a fraction of the cost of mining.
The average person would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a natural and lab-created stone. It takes a trained eye, high magnification and other instruments.
The main distinction is natural gems typically have inclusions from the crystallization process — gases and other minerals mixing during the molten stage of stone creation. Because lab-created stones rely on a steady, controlled process of applying minerals, heat and pressure, they usually have fewer inclusions.