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The natural illusion of Alexandrite
Alexandrite, with its chameleon-like qualities, is a rare variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. While all chrysoberyl contains beryllium aluminium oxide, alexandrite also contains chrome, iron and titanium. It is the chrome to which alexandrite owes its unique ability to change colour. Its color can be a lovely green in daylight or fluorescent light, changing to brownish or purplish red in the incandescent light from a lamp or candle flame. This is a result of the complex way the mineral absorbs light. In 1952 the Jewelers of America updated their official birthstone list to include alexandrite as one of June’s birthstone.

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Alexandrite History
Abundant alexandrite deposits were first discovered in 1830 in Russia’s Ural Mountains. The gem was named after the young Csar Alexander II, heir apparent to the throne. In addition, alexandrite displays the same red and green that comprised the colours of Imperialist Russia’s flag. Because of this, it is looked upon as a gem that brings good fortune to those who wear it. Then in 1987, a new find of alexandrite was made in Brazil at a locality called Hematita. The Hematita alexandrite shows a striking and attractive color change from raspberry red to bluish green.
 
Famous Alexandrites: Great article to read more in detail about GIA's Alexandrite Quality Factors
Location, Location, Location
Brazil, Africa & India
Alexandrite Powers
Alexandrite strengthens creative abilities and fosters imagination. It may boost intuitive abilities, finding a way out from a desperate situation. Alexandrite is a stone of prosperity and longevity. It balances mind and emotions, pacifies soul and promotes spiritual growth.
  • Helps achieve success and attracts good luck
  • Promote imagination and creativity in its wearers
  • Can boost self-esteem and experience heightened joy
Care Tips
  • Moh's Hardness: 8.5
  • Ultrasonic: Safe
  • Steamer: Stable
  • Heat: Stable
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