Alexandrite, a highly sort after semi-precious gemstone, is a colour changing variation of the mineral and semi-precious, Chrysoberyl
Alexandrite, a highly sort after semi-precious gemstone, is a colour changing variation of the mineral and semi-precious, Chrysoberyl. The colour of Alexandrite changes under different lighting conditions. It is a very rare and highly valuable gemstone, and until recently was extremely difficult to obtain due to its rarity.
Alexandrite can be found in Russia, Sri Lanka, East Africa and Brazil, but those of top quality is exceptionally rare and valuable. Russian Alexandrite is considered to be the rarest and highest valued. Alexandrite exhibiting a cats-eye effect does exist but is also extremely rare, thus Alexandrite Cat’s eye is almost impossible to find and would come at a very high premium.
Alexandrite, alongside pearl and moonstone, is a birthstone for June and the gemstone representing the 55th wedding anniversary. This rare colour-changing gemstone is thought to bring strength, hope, happiness, and enlightenment.
Alexandrite is said to help centre your mind, boost your self esteem, and help those feeling low experience happiness, joy, and love.