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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.

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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