Simulated Alexandrite Round Faceted Stones


This round simulated alexandrite is made with lab-created corundum. Its color ranges from bluish-green to bluish-purple: some stones show more blue; some show more purple. Simulated alexandrite allows you to offer customers the color and characteristics of this gemstone at a lower price point. Use it to create a bold pendant, pair it with complementary-color cabs to create matched sets with earrings or bracelets, or use it to create more complex, multi-stone designs. Alexandrite is one of the birthstones for June.

Round-cut gemstones are highly popular and the most commonly available. Rio round gemstones are calibrated for size and hand inspected to ensure maximum attractiveness.

  • Cutting Center : Germany
  • Stone(s) shape : Round
  • Material : Alexandrite
  • Stone type : Manmade
  • Color : Blue-Green
  • Mohs hardness : 8.5
  • Refractive index : 1.746–1.755
  • Enhancement : Imitation (IMIT)
  • Specific gravity (g/cm3) : 3.7–3.78
  • Stone type : Manmade

Please Note: • Care: Clean with warm, soapy water. Ultrasonic and steam cleaning are usually safe.
• This stone can usually be cast in place safely; however, the process involves a great many variables, and there is always risk of damage to the stone. For instructions and information, see Tyler Teague's article "Casting Stones in Place"below (or simply search 'casting stones in place').
• This stone is suitable for firing in place in silver PMC3 using the schedule with the lowest-temperature settings.
• Unless precisely calibrated to an exact size, gemstone sizes vary slightly. Rio allows a tolerance of +/– 0.2mm for gemstones larger than 4mm.

Catalog page: 2019-2020 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p.728