Sometimes called the "Poor man's Alexandrite" this ring contains one oval andalusite weighing 4.80 carats (electronic scale weight). Andalusite, an aluminum silicate, derives its name from the southern Spanish province of Andalusia, long believed to be the sight of its original discovery. Many now feel the original find may have actually occurred in El Cardoso, a different province in Spain, but the name endured. While andalusite's color play has been compared to alexandrite, this is technically incorrect, as it is pleochroic rather than color changing. Prized for its strong pleochroism, it displays different colors in different directions and features all its colors at once, whereas true color-change gems like alexandrite only change color when exposed to different light sources. The pleochroic colors seen in this stone are yellowish, brownish and orangish. Ring Size: 6-3/4 can be sized Circa: 1996
All rings come with one free sizing…To size the ring down it is completely free…to size the ring up we will pay for the first size, and you will pay the balance. The good news though, is that we will only charge you what our jeweler charges us…another words it will be much less expensive.
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If your item needs to be sized, engraved etc., please add an additional 5 working days to shipping estimates. Antique jewelry requires skilled jewelers that are accustomed to working on fine antique jewelry, therefore we prefer that all sizing and alterations be preformed by our jewelers.
Each ring purchased from us includes one complimentary sizing. Please understand some rings cannot be sized, such as eternity bands, enameled rings or rings that would have to be sized so much that the integrity of the mounting would be compromised. It is for that reason we ask prior to purchase, that you ask if the ring can be sized to your specifications.