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Are these worth cutting

Haden121

Rough_Rock
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Hi there.

I would like to ask some questions as to the physical appearance of a natural Alexandrite in its rough form. To me personally Alexandrite is harder to identify than any other gemstone out there, which brought me here, hopefully to get some answers.

So recently I've purchased what seemed to be a few rough alexandrite and a few chrysoberyl but my dilemma is I can't identify which of these is worth cutting into a gemstone?

Any answer is and will be highly appreciated.

Thank you

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Tourmaline

Ideal_Rock
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No, they're not worth cutting into faceted stones, but you could do cabs. It looks like schorl (black tourmaline) to me.
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
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1. They look to be cab grade, rather than facet grade.
2. Shape and growth points more towards tourmaline, not alexandrite.
 
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