June’s Birthstones are Alexandrite and Pearls

June’s Birthstones are Alexandrite and Pearls

alexandritering

A naturally mined Alexandrite and 9 ct English ring from my personal collection. Judging by the Art Deco setting, I would place this ring from 1920 to 1940. It was hard to capture the colors with my camera, but the stones change subtly from dark green to dark purple in daylight.

pearls

Brooch, openwork gold, enameled in black set with diamonds and pearls, with pearls and diamond pendants. {Paris, c. 1860-70) V&A Museum

Click here to read my article on Alexandrite

Click here to read my article on Pearl Basics

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