What is Alexandrite?
Alexandrite gemstone is a member of the chrysoberyl family, always been a source of public interest because of its ability to change color. Alexandrite is a rare and expensive gemstone and it’s very hard to find in the jewelry market. Alexandrite Gemstone is being named as the official birthstone of June.
Alexandrite Gemstone Color:
Alexandrite gemstone is green or blue-green in daylight, and under fluorescent lighting and morphs to shades of red when displayed in incandescent light.
Alexandrite gemstone was discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1830s. Nil Gustaf Nordenskiold was the first person to realize that this stone is unusual green with color-changing ability. Alexandrite was named after the future Czar of Russia, Alexandrite II.
Alexandrite gemstone has been found in different parts of the world, including Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar, Myanmar, Russian, Zimbabwe, Urals, and Brazil. But it should be noted that their colors differ somewhat with the change of region.
- Brazilian alexandries have pale colors, pale blue-green to pale mauve.
- Russian alexandrite stones appear bluish green in sunlight.
- Sri Lankan alexandrite often appears deep olive-green in sunlight.
Alexandrite Gemstones at Gil Int’l:
Gil Int’l is selling fine, high-quality gemstones and jewelry since 1988. As Natural Alexandrite gemstones are our specialty, you can find the rarest high-quality natural alexandrite gemstones at Gil Int’l. Our gemstones are ethically certified and authenticated by the world’s most top valued grading labs.