RESERVED for B only ******* Thank you!
What a sensational ring-as I type this, it is sitting on my finger 😉 Any excuse! It is such a wonderful creation and looking at the full UK hallmarks for 14ct gold, it looks like it was assayed at Sheffield Assay office in 2000. That transitional year, so I think it is an auspicious piece all together. It does, however, have its vibe in the antique sector, with its lovely setting-sitting relatively close to the finger compared to a lot of clumsy, more prominent settings I have seen. Clearly a studio piece as you can see the hand wrought nature of the piece. It also has a thicker band than you usually find, so feels smooth, sleek and instantly very comfortable on your finger.
As anyone who has been seeking an Alexandrite ring for a while realises, it is very difficult to determine natural grown to lab grown Alexandrites. In fact, lab grown Alexandrites are still some of the most expensive lab grown stones to buy apparently. This amazing stone tests as Alexandrite on a Presidium gem tester and there are easily at least 7 carats weight of stone in this ring. A lovely find. I adore the faceted cut which enables the stone to easily catch the light as you wear it. The true colour change of this remarkable stone is to be seen here- I held it to the light and saw a pale inky blue to almost green. It changes from inky indigo blue to rich, velvet plum the majority of the time. This is notoriously difficult to capture on photos as they usually show only the purple hue.
It measures as a UK size 0 (US 7.25). A lovely, long oval / navette shaped stone measuring approx 20mm in length by about 10mm. Minimal wear to the stone, which is great. A teeny tiny natural fleck (pitting) in one spot but you really have to look through the loupe to find it. Miniscule and looks like a natural characteristic of the stone. I mention as I am a perfectionist and like to mention everything I inspect.
A simply fabulously impressive ring with at least 7 carats of Alexandrite…long and sleek and makes such an impact when you wear it. Photos do not do it justice at all. I will prise it off my finger now and put her safely away 🙂
I shall post with Tracked and Signed, internationally or domestically, in a new ring box to protect her well. Boxes in the images are for displly only-thank you.