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Brazilian Alexandrite Earrings, 11.43 Carats
- The Brazilian alexandrite in these earrings possess the rare ability to change color
- It displays a blue-green hue under white light and changes to a red-pink in incandescent light
- The mixed-cut gemstones are certified by the AGL as natural and graded "Classic Brazil"
- They are also accompanied by a coveted appendix letter from the SSEF
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While the first alexandrites were discovered in Russia in 1834, many of the finest and most notable examples of the stone hail from Brazil. The colors of the present example resemble one of the most famous alexandrites in the world – the 17.08-carat stone known as the Whitney alexandrite currently held in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Similarly to the present stone, the Whitney alexandrite changes from blue-green to an intense purple.
Set in platinum
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