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c1940 Simulated Alexandrite Pendant (on white background)
c1940 Simulated Alexandrite Pendant (side view)
c1940 Simulated Alexandrite Pendant (profile view)
c1940 Simulated Alexandrite Pendant (backside)
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c1940 Simulated Alexandrite Pendant

c1940 Simulated Alexandrite Pendant (on white background)
c1940 Simulated Alexandrite Pendant (side view)
c1940 Simulated Alexandrite Pendant (profile view)
c1940 Simulated Alexandrite Pendant (backside)
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A simple c1940 pendant necklace with a large simulated alexandrite set in 14K gold. Alexandrite was discovered in Russia in the 19th century and was prized for color-changing properties and scarcity. In the early 20th century a convincing simulant was invented by growing synthetic sapphires and lacing them with vanadium, which produces the color changing effect. This stone subtly shifts from magenta in indoor lighting to pinkish-violet in outdoor lighting. 

Materials

Simulated Alexandrite and 14K Yellow Gold

Date

c1940

Condition

Good. Replacement clasp. Old solder repairs.

Size

Stone: 14 x 12mm
Chain: 16"