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Cats Eye Alexandrite Gemstone

Those of you who’ve been with our UK channel Gems TV since the beginning may have seen this inexplicably rare treasure once before. We were fortunate enough to be able to bring a very small and limited collection of beautiful Cat’s Eye Alexandrite pieces way back then, and we’ve spent much of the last 8 years desperately trying to find even a small amount so we could bring it to you again.

Despite it being one of the scarcest and toughest gemstones to source, our gem hunters came across a tiny parcel of extremely high quality Cat’s Eye Alexandrite in mid-2014 of truly superior quality.

There’s an unclouded brilliance in the cat’s eye effect, and you’ll see a bright, well-formed, one-ray eye. All the characteristics of top quality Cat’s Eye Alexandrite are here to see. Just incredible.

On top of this, Cat’s Eye Alexandrite can be more of an olive to golden-green colour. It’s this body colour that tells us that the gem is very likely to have a chatoyancy effect hidden away within it. To get such a strong beam of light in the more traditional Emerald to dark green hues of this gem is almost unheard of. It comes in at 8.5 on the Mohs scale too so you can rest easy that your investment in this phenomena is tough and durable.

The cherry on top of this incredible story is that bar the extremely high-end polish we apply to the rough stones to create our cabochons, this gem is entirely natural. It’s all mother nature’s work. 

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