Fri, 18 Jul 2014

Jewel of the Week – Alexandrite Halo Ring


By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

This week’s featured jewel showcases a rare colored gemstone we seldom see on the forum, alexandrite! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!

Alexandrite and diamond halo ring • Image by JoCoJenn

If you’re new to color-change gems, alexandrite–a variety of chrysoberyl–is the most notable example of this unique gemological phenomenon. JoCoJenn’s 2-carat natural alexandrite changes from green in daylight or fluorescent light to a purplish hue in incandescent light. These gems are notoriously hard to photograph, and JoCoJenn has done a great job capturing the distinct color change–it’s like a new ring in every picture! Be sure to visit JoCoJenn’s forum thread for details and more images:

My Alexandrite ring … A year+ in the making

Alexandrite and diamond halo ring • Image by JoCoJenn

Alexandrite and diamond halo ring • Image by JoCoJenn

Alexandrite and diamond halo ring • Image by JoCoJenn

Thanks for sharing, JoCoJenn!

Learn more about alexandrite:

Alexandrite at GIA

Alexandrite buying guide by Richard W. Hughes