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 Post subject: GIA report for alexandrite
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:25 am 
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good morning

am i the only one thinking that alexandrite should look "quite" different?


http://www.gia.edu/cs/Satellite?pagenam ... 6172312778


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hope you can open the link...the pic i was sending is too small...

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 Post subject: Re: GIA report for alexandrite
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:28 am 
:smt099 :smt065 :roll: :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:54 am 
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A little info on alexandrite... :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: GIA report for alexandrite
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:47 am 
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Steve are you telling me to read about Alexandrite??

i dont understand...

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 Post subject: Re: GIA report for alexandrite
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:05 am 
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studiogem wrote:
good morning

am i the only one thinking that alexandrite should look "quite" different?


http://www.gia.edu/cs/Satellite?pagenam ... 6172312778


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Hey,

no, you are not alone.

Imo a CC or CS Chrysoberyl.
Why? Alexandrite is a variety of Chrysoberyl with a distinct color change from (bluish) green to ((purple) red.

Would like to see this stone using an alexandrite filter ( which I need to buy), crossed filter method, handheld spectroscope and dichroskope



hope you can open the link...the pic i was sending is too small...

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 Post subject: Re: GIA report for alexandrite
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:23 am 
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thats exactly my point Marlow.

but it seems GIA has now a very wide range of colours that will fit the alex definition.
see on their website...

http://www.gia.edu/alexandrite-quality-factor

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 Post subject: Re: GIA report for alexandrite
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:15 am 
Studio..., when u go for an appraisal, the stone has to meet the standards for good color change, ideal, green to red, a few variations ok, but yellow to yellowish is not really true alex. The stone may be called alexandrite, but a good appraiser will call it a chrysoberyl only, my opinion based on many different appraisers viewing the same material-steve... :smt003 :smt065... 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:48 am 
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I'm not seeing a picture on the report, but perhaps that is what people keep referring to as "bug juice" lol.


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I did see a picture when I downloaded the pdf.


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 Post subject: Re: GIA report for alexandrite
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:02 am 
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Ah, yes, thank you, there it is. Yeah, it's not what I think of when I think of alexandrite, but I do believe that's what Barbra refers to as bug juice as far as coloring goes lol. Cracks me up.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:04 am 
Saw the picture in PDF, & Im thinking a not good example of alexandrite, I think GIA ID'd the material as to what it is, just barely-steve... :roll: 8)


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Looks more like bad Turkish diaspore (Zultanite) to me :roll: .

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Barbara O. Ellis, GG wrote:
Looks more like bad Turkish diaspore (Zultanite) to me :roll: .


Is there good (looking) turkish diaspore??? :D

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Marlow wrote:
Barbara O. Ellis, GG wrote:
Looks more like bad Turkish diaspore (Zultanite) to me :roll: .


Is there good (looking) turkish diaspore??? :D

I like it, anyway. I think the prices tend to be too high but it can be very attractive. I'd probably enjoy this chrysoberyl as well, but not at anything approaching alexandrite prices.


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 Post subject: Re: GIA report for alexandrite
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:30 pm 
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Scarodactyl this is the main issue.

regular people without specific knowledge of gems will be offered this stone at crazy prices because its an "alexandrite" GIA report, 22..ct…

also my mind goes to the first findings of Alex from Russia named after the Kzar…
what do these type of chrysos have to do with those stones? forget the intensity of colour change…we have a different color here...

how can it be acceptable to name a yellowish brown chryso "alexandrite"??

with huge respect to GIA but this is going bit too far for me.

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