- Jun 29, 2008
My experience with Alexandrite is I’ve been a collector of that particular stone for over 20 years (probably longer). I have a reasonably sized collection of that gemstone. I can categorically tell you, without a shadow of a doubt, none of your stones are Alexandrite. Sorry to disappoint. If you want to know more about this stone there are many educational threads on this forum so perhaps use them to gain knowledge. You’ve been linked to some of them a few posts above.l learnt a lot about synthetics. to sustain your claims, you should provide some evidence for ex. which process was used to produce this" very good copy" and some photos., that s what l do.If something is a good copy it should be known in gem community. if even in labs is sometimes difficult to distinguish betwen natural and lab created material l wouldn t dare to say that a stone is something or not only by photos. anyway, l like to ask for opinions, that s always interesting, and l always learn something new. not everything colourfull what is posted and colour change is synthetics corundum, there are some other natural colour change stones. Btw it is the same stone in different lighting in my reply..the problem are , obviously, loose stones. everyone knows what is a stone when it comes with certificate.everything you wrote l ve already found on net. i would like to know your experience with Alexandrite, natural or synthetics. i would like to know where to find synthetics Alexandrite 5.5ct for 20$.
The first stone you posted is either diaspore OR colour change Andesine OR a synthetic.