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Orbit - Vintage 9K Gold Alexandrite Floating Pendant & Chain. This gorgeous necklace is crafted from 9K yellow gold, tested and confirmed. Featuring 60 genuine natural alexandrite gemstone, Retro styling and quality gold-work. This wonderful necklace is so unique, it is circular in shape, and the centre is adorned by bezel set alexandrite, framed with a circular outer frame showcasing even more beautiful precious alexandrite gemstones. The chain is a study curb chain, and original to the pendant. The colour of the gold has a slight rose gold colour, not pink gold, however a mellow rich rose gold tone. This Vintage Retro designed piece is a stunning design, so versatile , it can be worn with formal or casual wear. so wonderfully unique and modernistic. Just beautiful!
Note: Appraisal included with the Pendant.
Comments: 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: Pendant 25.00mm x 25.00mm Chain: 20"
Stone Size: Alexandrite 1.25 carat
Weight: 5.60 grams
Date: Circa 1970