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Lot 236 of 403



Lot 236: An Alexandrite Ring, Birks


Hammer Price
$26,000 CAN


Centering an oval alexandrite weighing 4.76 carats, mounted in platinum and 14k gold

Measurements: 12.42 x 7.77 x 5.71 mm
Alexandrite is a rare gem that exhibits the unusual feature of colour change. When examined in daylight, this one shows a dark very slightly bluish green colour, and in incandescent light (or candlelight), it shows a medium dark purple pink colour, with a near complete colour change. The gem is lightly included, which is also very rare.
A gem alexandrite of this fine clarity, large carat weight, and distinct colour change is very rarely encountered and highly sought after.
The consignor has stated that the family were personal friends of the Birks family, who acquired the gem specifically for them, to be made into this ring
In good condition

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June 2017 16,000 – 20,000
12,480 – 15,600
10,400 – 13,000