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Lot 336: A Fine Alexandrite, Diamond and Platinum Ring, Birks


Hammer Price
$65,000 CAN


Set with an emerald-cut alexandrite weighing 10.42 carats, accented by baguette-cut and round diamonds, to openwork shoulders, in platinum, size 6 3/4
With report 1113839 dated 13 April 2021 from the American Gemological Laboratories stating natural alexandrite. It is the opinion of the laboratory that the origin would be classified as Ceylon (Sri Lanka). No gemological evidence of enhancements/treatments present. Clarity enhancement: none.

Weight: 9.3 grams
Alexandrite of a medium dark tone of very slightly brownish green in daylight, and a medium tone of pink-brown in incandescent light, strong colour change, excellent clarity, excellent cut
Alexandrite with first discovered in 19th Century Russia. The gem was named after the Crown Prince, Alexander, and the famous colour change matched the Russian national colours, red and green. This is a very rare example of the gem, it is highly unusual to find a gem of over ten carats, and even more unusual for one to be as free from inclusions as this. Also the cut is very fine, it is common to see alexandrites cut to retain weight, while this is cut to show the gem to its greatest beauty. It is a gem that would have been individually sourced for a very special client of Birks.
Marks: Birks plat
Diamonds estimated weight 0.30 carat, F-G colour, VS clarity
Good condition

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