Is alexandrite more expensive than diamond?

While there may be many key differences between Alexandrite and diamond, but they are quite similar in value. Both gemstones are generally expensive and it is common to find Alexandrite jewelry that costs the same as diamonds. Alexandrite is getting even more expensive due to its rarity as supply steadily declines.

How much does an alexandrite ring cost?

Low quality alexandrite may be found for as little as $500.00 a carat, but high quality alexandrite is on average around $5,000 – $10,000 per carat and may go up to as much as $15,000 per carat depending on the gemstone’s clarity, cut, and, most importantly, color and color change characteristics.

What metal looks best with alexandrite?

While alexandrite goes well with any metal color, white gold (or white gold colored metals such as palladium, platinum or silver) makes for a modern, classy look. For a more vintage and period look, choose rose gold or yellow gold.

Why is alexandrite so expensive?

Most quality Alexandrite gemstones are not readily available anywhere. However, we have many of our Alexandrite Stones available for sale. The more apparent color change, the more valuable the Alexandrite. That is why the price of certain alexandrites are very expensive.

Is alexandrite a good engagement ring?

While diamonds are by far the most durable gemstones out there, alexandrite isn’t a bad option in terms of strength. “Alexandrite is a great choice for an engagement ring due to its 8.5 out of 10 Mohs hardness,” says jewelry designer Nicole Rose Kopelman.

Who should wear Alexandrite gemstone?

Since Alexandrite is considered as the birthstone of the month of June, people born in the month of June are advised to wear this gemstone. In addition to this, people born under the zodiac sign of Cancer can also wear the gemstone to benefit from its mystical properties or just wear it for fashion.

Is alexandrite good for a wedding ring?

Does alexandrite scratch easily?

Gemology has determined that alexandrite is in the chrysoberyl family of gems. Any gem harder than 7 will be difficult to scratch, but any jewel softer than 7 will scratch easily because dust itself can scratch it. With some antiques, scratches are actually used to help date them, but not with alexandrite.

Why does June have 3 birthstones?

Why does June have 3 birthstones? The main reason why some months have multiple birthstones is because various ancient stones have become too rare, so it is less likely for them to be available on the market and to satisfy consumer needs.

Why is alexandrite so rare?

Alexandrite is very rare because of its chemical composition. While it is a form of chrysoberyl, it has an extra trace element in addition to iron and titanium. It is the presence of chromium that gives it the emerald-green hue in daylight.

Does fake alexandrite change color?

Synthetic gems contain either similar or the same mineral composition as their natural counterparts, and therefore will typically have the same properties. Like natural alexandrite, synthetic alexandrite changes color depending on the light it is under.

Can alexandrite be worn everyday?

It has excellent toughness and no cleavage, which is a tendency to break when struck. This makes it a good choice for rings and other mountings subject to daily wear.