Recently Sold : From Russia With Love - Vintage Platinum Alexandrite Diamond Ring (VR464)
From Russia With Love - Vintage Platinum Alexandrite Diamond Ring. This breathtaking ring is crafted from platinum, hallmarked PLAT, for platinum. Featuring a natural round cut Russian Alexandrite, 78 natural single cut diamonds, Art Deco styling, quality platinum -work. The gallery boasts an expertly claw set rare 4 claw alexandrite, which has a colour change of intense red to teal green. Surrounding the precious alexandrite is a halo of sparking diamonds and a sea of diamonds throughout the entire ring. The shank of the ring is smooth and polished , which allows for a comfortable fit and easy sizing. The ring is Art Deco is style and most definitely makes a statement. This wonderful Vintage ring cradles one of the most rarest valuable gemstones in the world. Truly an investment piece to be cherished and enjoyed for many years to come.
Note: Appraisal included with the ring. Appraised at $16,800.00 IGI Identification report numbered CRS 175578678 is also included. The laboratory report states that the alexandrite was mined in Russia and that there is no indication of heat. This is very rare coveted gemstone since Russian Alexandrite is no longer mined in the Ural Mountains.
Alexandrite is an extremely rare gemstone, and fairly new compared to many other gems. It does not share the ancient history and lore of most other gemstones due to the fact that it was first discovered in the 19th century. The name Alexandrite comes from the fact that the gemstone was first discovered in the emerald mines near the Tokovaya River in Russia's Ural Mountains in 1830, on the day of Prince Alexander ll of Russia's birthday. The story told, was that emerald miners found the alexandrite thinking that the stones were emeralds since they were green. The gems turned red by the campfire light and then green again in the morning, they then realized that they had found a new mysterious gem.
When the gems were thought to be headed to extinction, even larger deposits were found in Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, the island south of India. Later on, Brazil became another contributor to the world supply of the stone.
Since the discovery of alexandrite, the gem has been thought to bring good luck, good fortune and love. It is believed to bring balance in the interaction between the physical manifest world and the unmanifest spiritual, or astral world. It opens the crown chakra, bringing one access to the warm, healing energy and love of the universe. It also strengthens intuition,creativity, and imagination. Alexandrite encourages romance, It is also said that through the stone, joy enters the lives of people with to much discipline. The stone reminds us of our purpose in life and our origin. It gives hope to those who are in despair about their lives. It brings strength and constantly reminds them of the light, With it's changing colour, it is a reminder that life is not only what it seems to be.
Many alexandrite are said to aid physical ailments. They are recommended for those recovering from surgery or prolonged illness. They are also know to be useful for ones emotional well being.
Alexandrites is rated excellent for everyday wear, however one must still use caution and protect from harsh chemicals, extreme temperature and scratches. The best way to clean alexandrite is with a mild dish soap and warm water, using a soft toothbrush.
Measurements: Face of Ring 19.00 mm x 11.00 mm
Stone Size: Alexandrite (no heat) 1.57 carats Diamonds .75 carats Clarity VS1-2 Colour G
Weight: 6.40 grams
Ring Size: 6 1/2
Condition: Excellent Note: Pristine
Origin: America Alexandrite: Russia
Date: Circa 1960