Alexandrite Cats-Eye  14K Yellow Gold  RingAlexandrite Cats-Eye  14K Yellow Gold  RingAlexandrite Cats-Eye  14K Yellow Gold  RingAlexandrite Cats-Eye  14K Yellow Gold  RingAlexandrite Cats-Eye  14K Yellow Gold  RingAlexandrite Cats-Eye  14K Yellow Gold  Ring

This Alexandrite Cats-Eye is one of the rarest gems of all, combining three distinctly different optical effects in one gem, Color Change, Chatoyance, and Milk and Honey Effect. Alexandrite and Cat's Eye are each varieties of the mineral Chrysoberyl that show unique optical phenomena-- Alexandrite shows color change, Cat's Eye shows a bright line of light plus Milk and Honey. Here we see all these effects in one gem. Rare and unique!

This Alexandrite exhibits a moderate "Color Change" from Medium Bluish Purple in incandescent lighting to Medium Bluish Green in daylight. The color change comes from strong absorption of light in the the orange to yellow portion of the visible spectrum, caused by impurities of chromium within the crystal structure.

The Cat's Eye in this gem is perfectly oriented, complete, straight and bright. Cat's Eye is a band of reflected light moves just beneath the surface of a cabochon cut gemstone. The phenomenon is known as "Chatoyance". This narrow band of concentrated light is caused by inclusions of fine, slender parallel mineral fibers that reflect light into a single band.

This gem exhibits a strong and complete "Milk and Honey effect." As you rotate the gem, the "eye" will open into two separate bands, and the side opposite the light source will appear lighter, so that half the gem is light colored, the opposite is dark.

Period & Mfg Date: Mid-Century Modern, Circa ~ 1980’s

Condition: Very Good

Main Gem Identity: Cat’s-Eye Alexandrite - Chrysoberyl

Cat’s-Eye Weight: 2.75 cts., estimated

Cat’s-Eye Shape & Cut: Oval Cabochon

Cat’s-Eye Measurements: ~ 8.24 x 5.4 x 5.15 mm.

Cat’s-Eye Color: Medium Bluish Purple to Medium Bluish Green

Metal: 14 Karat Yellow Gold

Construction: Cast

Decoration/Polish: Bright Polish

Marks: ”14K”

Total Weight: 12.6 Grams

Finger Size: 11

ITEM ID
I-26144
ITEM SIZE
Large
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
MATERIAL
Yellow Gold, Gold
STONE
Alexandrite
COLOR
Blue, Gold, Green, Yellow

Alexandrite Cats-Eye 14K Yellow Gold Ring

$6,995

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