4.50 Ctw Estate Natural Alexandrite Diamond Platinum Designer Ring $50k
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~Vintage Estates ~
Hello and thank you for looking at our sale. You are offerding on an awesome, designer estate natural alexandrite and diamond ring cast in heavy (solid) platinum. This is my alexandrite that I've decided to let go to a new home. I thought June would be the ideal time to list for all of the June Babies out there looking for a natural alexandrite. I have owned this stone for over 17 years and while I ADORE it, I simply do not get out enough to enjoy it like it truly deserves. This is probably one of the largest Alexandrites that you will ever come across. It is 100% all natural. The center measures 10.25 x 7.80 and weighs 2.93 carats pulled from the mount. The clarity is SI1 (type II per GIA guidelines) with a few white feathers visible under the table. For all intents and purposes, I consider this alex to be 'eye clean'. There is chatoyancy (commonly referred to as silk) visible when viewing the ring from certain angles but it is not present at all times. The silk actually ads to the color change and overall mystery of the stone. Please view all photos as I was sure to capture the chatoyant effect as well as the transparency of the stone. Actually, the transparency is a bit clearer in person than what I could capture with my camera. The color of this alex goes from a rich grass green with subtle teal blue undertones to a dark purple grape. The color change is COMPLETE and it is STRONG but please note that in order to achieve the shift in color, you need to be sure you are not mixing your light sources. Typically speaking, natural alexandrite does not change color simply by walking from room to room. We took the photos below under a standard fluorescent bulb, natural window lighting and strict incandescent light in the evening hours. I had the alexandrite set low in the mount to where it's nearly level with the side diamonds. this protects the alexandrite and ads to the overall functionality of the ring. The mount is a designer piece by SES Creations and contains four (4) round brilliant cut diamonds measuring 3.80 millimeters around and weighing .20 points each for a total combined weight of .80 carats and eight (8) baguette cut diamonds weighing .08 to .09 points each for a total weight of .72 carats. The diamonds are all VS1 to SI1 in clarity (water white and clear as glass) and G/H in color. The total diamond weight is 1.50 carats. The mounting alone retails for over $8,500. The total gemstone weight in this ring is nearly 4.5 carats. The ring is currently a size 6 and can be resizes. The metal content is solid platinum (hallmarked inside the mount along with the designers hallmark) and the gram weight is a very heavy 9.6 grams! The retail replacement value of this ring is approximately $48,000
Circa 2000 - present
Resizing is available. Resizing will delay shipment up to 4-6 business days.
Our photos have been enlarged to show detail so please refer to the dimensions listed in the sale for the ring's actual size.
READ sale TERMS BELOW REGARDING RETURNS PRIOR TO offerDING!
buyers with less than 50 response, buyers who have a history of leaving negative or neutral response, read the below terms of sale prior to offerding.
NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING UNLESS APPROVED. PLEASE INQUIRE PRIOR TO offerDING.
NO SHIPPING TO THE STATE OF NEBRASKA
ABOVE PHOTO TAKEN UNDER NATURAL LIGHT
ABOVE PHOTO TAKEN UNDER INCANDESCENT (CANDLE LIGHT)
ABOVE PHOTO TAKEN UNDER STANDARD FLUORESCENT BULB
TERMS OF SALE
buyers with less than 50 responses must contact us through prior to offerding on our items. Failure to do so will result in the immediate termination of your offer. buyers with a history of non payment, DELAYED payment, or those who often leave negative/neutral comments for sellers PRIOR to contacting and affording them the opportunity to resolve any problem you may have; please refrain from offerding on our items. We reserve the right to refuse a sale to those who we know are reselling for profit and those who we feel abuse the response policy (or simply lack an understanding of how important it is to a seller). This request is necessary in order to protect the integrity of our account from non-paying buyers, fraud and unfair response which runs rampant in the community.
NO INTERNATIONAL buyers (UNLESS APPROVED IN ADVANCE) AND NO RESELLERS PLEASE.
NO SHIPPING TO THE STATE OF NEBRASKA !
INITIAL CONTACT MUST BE MADE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF END OF sale. WE ACCEPT PAYPAL UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE. CONTACT US FOR ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT OPTIONS. PAYMENT IS EXPECTED WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS. IF THERE WILL BE A DELAY CONTACT US PRIOR TO offerDING!!
Items ship USPS priority mail, fully insured with signature upon receipt for a flat rate of $7 unless otherwise noted. The actual cost is more than $7 to ship each item, so you do not pay full price. FOR PRE APPROVED INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING, THE CHARGE WILL BE A FLAT RATE OF $45. With the latest postal increase we can no longer afford to offer free shipping on our items. We do not pad the cost of shipping to increase profitability.
Our items are estate items which means they are previously owned and have typical wear and tear of such. Items are sold as-is unless there has been a material deviation in the description of the item. We can not accept returns on any item that has been resized or modified from its original state. Returns are not readily accepted due to the high risk of stone swapping and internet fraud. We want happy, repeat buyers. Should there be a problem with your item, you must contact us within 72 hours of receipt. If a return is necessary, you must ship the item back within 7 business days and provide tracking information. Item must be received back no later than 14 days from date item was first received. We are very reasonable, extremely fair sellers but we are not HIGH volume sellers. Our profit margin is MINIMAL and consigned items have to be paid out in a timely fashion. PLEASE be mindful of this. We have been selling on since 1998 and adhere to the very highest of standards. Because our items are consigned and/or previously owned, occasionally we may overlook something. Please give us the opportunity to work things out prior to leaving less than perfect response. We strongly believe that a transaction isn't complete simply because payment has been issued and an item has been delivered. In the rare event an item is returned, you will be refunded promptly, without delay and/or restocking fees. We expect to be given a positive response in return. If you disagree with our policy, DO NOT offer on our items. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS PRIOR TO offerDING. Our items are listed at a fraction of their value. These are estate pieces and can't be easily found in today's mass produced, commercial market.