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Jadeite shares top spot as one of most expensive gemstones

It may come as some surprise that Jadeite ranks higher on the price-per-carat scale of expensive gemstones.

Top quality jadeite can reach $20,000 per carat, according to, making it $5000 more expensive than the lowly ruby and diamond!

jadeite ring, sold for $1000000 in 2006

This jadeite ring sold for $1000000 in 2006

But for me none of these gems has the allure of Alexandrite, a spectacular stone that has the ability to change colour depending on lighting conditions. Blue-green in natural daylight, this remarkable gem turns pink-purple in incandescent light. It’s a magical night and day stone, truly a gem for the  romantic heart.

So if you are looking for a gift that speaks romance and adventure, look for Alexandrite, choice of the tzars!

beautiful colour changing Alexandrite

Beautiful colour changing Alexandrite, $10,000 per carat


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