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    Hi everyone,

    I’m from Paris, France and a total newbie to this amazing gem world.
    I just started to read articles but i’m a bit lost sometimes.
    Anyway can somebody help me value some of the gems I have.
    Here’s a 0,26 alexandrite with an HKD certificate.
    is it worth something ?

    Natural Chrysoberyl, color change Green to purplish red, IR : 1,74, oval facetted cut. 0,26 carat.

    Picture attached below.
    Thanks for any help.
    Kevin

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    #199426
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    Hi Kevmerlet, can you advise on this Alexandrite, it looks to me as though it has a healed fracture across the table??? also can you more distinctly advise of the colour change at this stage I have a Medium very strongly bluish green to a slightly greyish/medium purple;

    let me know thks and I may be able to give you a rough retail price

    thnks.

    #199427
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    Hi

    Thanks for answering. I would say there isn’t a fracture on the table. For the color it’s right about the green color, but it is more reddish than grayish purple.

    Here’s another stone if you can help me with it.
    It’s a 27,15 carat citrine from Brazil, clarity IF, oval facetted

    Thanks again for any advices.

    Kevin

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    #199475
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    Hi Kevin I am not a valuer but at a rough guess your Alexandrite could be worth anywhere between $500 to $600 USD if it does not have any healed fracture just looking at the photo there does appear to show something on the table. You should try and get an opinion from a registered valuer
    thanks

    as far as the citrine goes you would really need to know if it has been treated or in fact that it may be a synthetic. Many large Citrines on the market are synthetic these days.

    #199476
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    Thanks a lot for your help. I ve an appointment with a gemologist to have my gems evaluated. We’ll see. Anyway thanks again.

    #199491
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    Okay thanks Kevin, I wold be interested to know the value
    thanks again

    #199568

    Hi Kevmerlet,

    Is there anyone Who buys gem stones?I am from Ratnapura city(city of gems in meaning of the name of the city) which provides the most precious and a large number of gem stones to the world.We do not have international buyers although we have thousand of gems to be sold whereas a few local buyers who have the direct contacts with the international buyers are trying to get the gem stones from local sellers for very low prices.
    I hope that somebody would help me with this matter whereas we can do a great deal of benefit making business in cooperation.I can send the pictures of the gem stones and information on the gems we have.I have attached a few pictures of blue sapphire cut and polished gem stones just fot the moment which I have.

    Thank you very much in this regard.

    Hope to hear from you soon!!.

    #199571

    More blue sapphires

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