Alexandrite

Birth Stone

Information about Alexandrite
Discover some fascinating information about Alexandrite.

  • Facts and Information about Alexandrite
  • Guide to Alexandrite
  • Use of Alexandrite in jewelry

What is Alexandrite?
What exactly is Alexandrite? The definition of an Alexandrite is as follows:

  • The word Alexandrite is named after the Russian Czar Alexander II because it was was discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia on the Czar Alexander II birthday in 1831. This mineral stone is a green variety of chrysoberyl and used as a gemstone. Chrysoberyl is a mineral, found in crystals, of a yellow to green or brown color and consisting of aluminia and glucina. It is very hard and is often used as a gem.

The Colors of Alexandrite
Alexandrite come in a wide range of natural colors and shades including green, yellow; brownish, reddish and rarely, blue. Color is mainly caused by the gemstone's selective absorption of certain wavelengths of light called the body color.

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In gemstones, color consists of three components:

  • Hue - the first impression of the color
  • Tone - the lightness or darkness of color ranging from light to medium to dark
  • Saturation - the intensity of a gemstone's color which is measured from dull to strong to vivid

Birthstone Facts and Information about Alexandrite
The following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Pearl:

  • It is an alternate birthstone of the month of June
  • The anniversary gemstone for the 45th and 55th year of marriage
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Gemini dates: May 21 - June 21
  • Gemini - The Third Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Twins
  • Ruling Planet of Gemini: Mercury
  • Alternate Birthstones of Gemini: Emeralds, Pearls, Agate and Ruby

Healing Properties of Alexandrite
The healing properties of Alexandrite are reputed to be effective for fighting low self-esteem and health problems relating to the:

  • spleen
  • stomach
  • nervous system
  • ulcer problems

Alexandrite Jewelry
Alexandrite jewelry is extremely popular especially for those nearest and dearest. All different types of jewelry containing Alexandrite are available including:

  • Alexandrite rings
  • Alexandrite bracelets
  • Alexandrite pendants
  • Alexandrite earrings
  • Alexandrite necklaces

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Birthstones & Jewelry Insurance
Your home insurance policy may not fully cover you for birthstone jewelry insurance, engagement ring insurance or wedding ring insurance. Your home insurance policy probably covers jewelry theft, but not loss that occurs for other reasons. A typical home insurance policy will only usually pay a maximum of $1,000 for jewelry theft. Obtain a Jewelry Insurance quote from the Chubb group of jewelry insurance.

Alexandrite

  • Facts and Information
  • Guide to Alexandrite
  • Use of Alexandrite in jewelry
  • Information & Facts about Alexandrite
  • Colors
  • Symbolism and significance

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