Appearance: Alexandrite is transparent to opaque.
It is famous for its color change phenomenon called the “alexandrite effect”. It can display in green, dark green, and shine red in transmitted light. It can appear incandescent. Alexandrite can also can be found in orange, yellow, pink, and blue to purple.
Birthstone by Month & Zodiac: Alexandrite is the birthstone for June / Gemini (May 21-June 20) and Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Facts: This is one of the rarest of all colored gemstones.
Alexandrite was named after Czar Alexander II in Russia
Anniversary Tradition: Alexandrite is the anniversary stone for 55th year of marriage. It is also known as the Stone of Friday’s Child.
Physical and Emotional Balance: Alexandrite is known to assist in rebuilding your self-respect and self-worth. It is known to soothe emotions, and makes things less taxing.
Origin: Alexandrite can be found in Russia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, East Africa, Brazil
Mohs Hardness: 8.5