- May 4, 2021
Your bracelet is gorgeous!!Yes, Alexandrite are quite magical. All colour change gems are an intriguing quirk of nature.
Unfortunately Alexandrite is a rare gem and often to buy a great gem you have to buy what you can find rather than have half a dozen or more choices.
The earrings are gorgeous, a great size too. Often Alexandrite is wee and still soooo expensive.
Apart from my $50 purchase 30 odd years ago (thought I was buying an Amethyst because inside the old warehouse was all incandescent lighting) I bought my bracelet on eBay!
Im a 15 year eBay veteran and I recognised it as a once in a lifetime opportunity. It was a 9 day auction. Longest 9 days of my life! I upped my maximum bid at least 5 times (I normally only bid once with my max bid amount and see how it goes). On eBay you have buyers who “snipe”, that’s a program that allows you to bid in literally the last seconds. It’s legitimate but unnerving! So while I was still the highest bidder as the clock went to zero, when it refreshed the price and closed the auction the amount had gone up over $2,000! Thankfully it was still under my max bid.
Is alexandrite durable enough for bracelets, thought it’s a beryl variant so subject to lots of scratches and other damages similar to emerald...