Alexandrite is the variety of chrysoberyl that displays a change-of-color from green to red. A distinct color change is the primary qualification for a chrysoberyl to be considered Alexandrite. The strength of the color change is related to the difference in the areas of transmission, relative to the absorption in the yellow. The greater the difference, the stronger the color change.

Alexandrite Properties

Color: Green in daylight and red in incandescent light

Hardness: 8.5

Specific Gravity: 3.68 - 3.75

Refractive index: 1.745 - 1.759

Alexandrite Color & Occurence

Alexandrite is typically found in blue, blue-green, and brownish-green shades

India,Brazil, Myanmar,Madagascar,Tanzania,Tasmania,United States, Zimbabwe, Russia,Zimbabwe,Tanzania,Brazil and Sri Lanka have Alexandrite.

Alexandrit Color Change

Historically, fine-grade alexandrite originated from the Ural Mountains in Russia. However, recent finds of good material from Brazil and some East African countries have exhibited good to fine color changes within the classic range of alexandrite.

Color-change chrysoberyl and alexandrite are two different varieties of chrysoberyl. There are strict standards for the color shift that has to be observed under specific lighting conditions before a gem can be classified as alexandrite.

Here are the classic color-change ranges chrysoberyls must show to be identified as alexandrites:

Daylight (Sunlight) Incandescent light
blue Green orange Red
very slightly blue Green Red
Green slightly purple Red
slightly Green Purple Red
yellow Green Red purple or Purple red

Healing Power of Alexandrite

Alexandrite is said to help balance one's emotional state, to provide confidence, to increase self-esteem and to help bring about change. It is also said to bring happiness and success, and to intensify feelings of love and sensuality. Alexandrite helps fighting low self-esteem.

Alexandrite is said to be useful to help treat pancreatic disorders, swollen lymph nodes and ailments of the spleen, as well as in the treatment of afflictions occurring with leukemia.

Mystical Power in Alexandrite

Alexandrite is a stone of good omen. Alexandrite can assist one in centering the self, reinforcing self-esteem, and increases ones ability to experience joy.

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