Alexandrite was the stone of Russian royalty. This beautiful vintage inspired ring lends itself to the original Alexandrites of old that were mined out of Russia until about 100 years ago (see Wiki link); however, this is a synthetic since it is nearly impossible to find mined Alexandrites any longer. This is a lovely (rectangular stone - totaling approximately 9 carats). Russian synthetic purple Alexandrite with all the color change qualities of the real deal. In the sunlight you can see blues. It is set in sterling with intricate carvings and designs with tiny seed pearl accents. Size 5 and 10, can be sized by a good jeweler.