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Is it Alexandrite Gemstone or synthetic Alexandrite?
by: Anonymous

There's a really Interesting thread about russian alexandrite gemstone at the following link here. Even an interesting test anyone can do to see if it is real alexandrite gemstone or synthetic.

http://www.antique-jewelry-investor.com/antique-ring-from-russia.html

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Alexandrite Gemstone & Synthetic Alexandrite
by: Anonymous

Hi - sounds like it might be a maker's mark. Is it an Antique Gold Ring? If no, try US Jewelry Marks 1922 - From the Jeweler's Index 1922 edition. You will find the link in the Jewelry Resources.

The original source of Alexandrite was near Ekaterinburg , in the Ural Mountains of Russia. The stone was discovered there is 1830, the year Alexander II came of age; and it is named after him.

The stone is imitated by synthetic spinel, and in great quantities by synthetic corundum, (incorrectly marketed as synthetic alexandrite).

Get the stone tested at a gem lab :-)

Happy Hunting!
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
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