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SOLD Chrysoberyl var. Alexandrite
stock #SOLD 21.1-041
Massvingo (formerly Fort Victoria)
Masvingo, Zimbabwe
1.8 x 1.6 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
new year 2021

A complete doubly terminated twin Alexandrite (color shifting) Chrysoberyl with textbook form. The crystal is coated on a few faces with a thin layer of Muscovite but the exposed faces are translucent to transparent under strong light. This is a fairly old specimen (originally labelled as locality - Fort Victoria, Rhodesia) from what is now Zimbabwe. This crystal has very good color change from green to red depending the light source. This location did not produce much in the way of gem grade but the specimens were on occasion very well-formed and excellent examples of this remarkable mineral.