Recent Posts About Alexandrite

June Birthstone – Alexandrite, Pearl, Moonstone

November 18, 2016

Alexandrite is #8.5 on Mohs scale and has excellent toughness. Sources are Brazil, East Africa, Russia, and Sri Lanka. Alexandrite is a rare chrysoberyl variety with chameleon like qualities. Its color is a lovely green in daylight or fluorescent light, but it changes to brownish or purplish red in the incandescent light from a lamp …

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