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Alexandrites

Alexandrite is among the rarest gemstones of 2021

Alexandrite Earrings

In 2021, the interest in rare gemstones like Alexandrite is expected to rise. As consumer habits change, the desire for colored gemstones is changing demand and supply. Last year, we published our ranking of the rarest gemstones in the world. This Rarity Pyramid remains a good presentation of rarity.

One of the main reasons’ gemstone availability has changed is due to the Pandemic. COVID has dramatically changed sourcing for Alexandrite, and other rare stones. More companies have ceased mining and using other costly methods of extracting gemstones. Rough production of Alexandrite significantly dwindled in the Winter of 2020. The result has been overall less availability of any alexandrite gemstones. As demand picks up, we will see a likely increase in prices for most gemstones, and especially for super fine alexandrites in fancy shapes.

Not surprisingly, Alexandrite from countries like Brazil, Madagascar, and Sri Lanka continue to become scarcer.

 

In all of 2020, Sotheby’s and Christies Auction Houses listed a total of only 11 Alexandrites for Auction!

Here are the ones they listed.

Sotheby’s 2020 Alexandrite Listings

Cat’s Eye Bracelet$30,000 sold
Alexandrite and Diamond Ring and Pair of Pendent EarringsEstimate: $62,000 to $77,000 USD
Alexandrite and Diamond Ring 2.56$80,600 sold
Pair of Alexandrite and diamond cufflinksEstimate $11,500.00
Alexandrite Ring$24,000 sold
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PAIR OF ALEXANDRITE AND DIAMOND CUFFLINKS
Alexandrite Birthstone
ALEXANDRITE AND DIAMOND RING AND PAIR OF PENDENT EARRINGS

Christie’s 2020 Alexandrite Listings

Alexandrite and Diamond Ring

$56,000 sold

Alexandrite and Diamond Earrings

$45,100 sold

Cat’s Eye Alexandrite and Diamond Ring

$121,000

Cat’s Eye Alexandrite and Diamond Ring with Gubelin Report

$15,300.00

Alexandrite and Diamond Brooch

$5200

Alexandrite and Diamond Ring with GIA Report

$37,500 sold

ALEXANDRITE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
PAIR OF ALEXANDRITE AND DIAMOND CUFFLINKS
ALEXANDRITE AND DIAMOND RING
ALEXANDRITE AND DIAMOND RING AND PAIR OF PENDENT EARRINGS

Red Diamond and Blue Diamond

Time and time again the notion of diamonds being rare has been displaced. There are exceptions to everything. Red diamonds and blue diamonds are amongst the most highly sought collectors items in the world. Their scarcity is unmatched. Most recently, a 12.11 carat fancy intense blue diamond sold for approximately $1.3 Million Per Carat! Sotheby’s Auction House estimates this 1.38 ct Red Diamond to sell for $1.8 to $2.8M USD!

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Fancy Blue Diamond Ring- Source: Christie’s
Real Alexandrite
Fancy Red Diamond Ring- Source: Sotheby’s