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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