by cawacawa » May 17, 2019 Hi people, Newbie here. I'm looking to buy an Alexandrite stone for an engagement ring and i've browsed pretty much all the internet for it, but can't find a lot of good pieces. I guess this is normal considering how scarce it is. I'm looking in my city as well (Paris, France) but so far have found only 2 stones, and they were not to my liking. I looked through the whole list of recommended sellers on this forum, one by one. I won't buy any stone without a lab certificate, and i don't really trust unknown labs. So basically my search has led me so far to these pieces : https://skyjems.ca/collections/alexandrite/products/giaax0009 https://skyjems.ca/collections/alexandrite/products/giaax0010 http://www.multicolour.com/detail/?/details/alexandrite/yax798aa/&930512007 http://www.multicolour.com/detail/?/details/alexandrite/yax852ad/&930512007 http://www.multicolour.com/detail/?/details/alexandrite/yax852ac/&930512007 http://www.multicolour.com/detail/?/details/alexandrite/yax860aa/&930512007 http://www.multicolour.com/detail/?/details/alexandrite/yax861aa/&930512007 Which deal do you think is the most interesting ? I can't really find any other trusted website with trusted certificates. I've seen some other alexandrites elsewhere but they either were way too expensive, not trusted, or not what i'm looking for. For example, here you can see the shades of alexandrites that i'm not looking for : https://www.ajsgem.com/alexandrite-...=sell_price&sort_order=DESC&items_per_page=45 Can you help me find something, maybe ? Some tips for a newbie ? Also, I've started looking into color changing sapphires because they are kinda what i'm looking for and less expensive than alex, although still quite pricey. Thank you guys.