Natural Alexandrite

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Find out what Alexandrite is and how its color-changing properties make it a one of a kind stone.

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Natural Alexandrite

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What is Alexandrite? Alexandrite is a gem named for Czar Alexander II. It was first discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1930 .

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What is Alexandrite? Alexandrite is rare. It is much loved for its peculiar qualities.

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What Color is Alexandrite? The gem can change from emerald green to ruby red. It is known to change color according the light source.

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What to Expect with Alexandrite Very few natural stones of gem quality are found each year. The small sources mean that most of these gems are placed in Alexandrite rings.

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Changing Alexandrite Depending on multiple factors, Alexandrite will have a color change between 0% and 100%. These colors can range between browns and reds to greens and blues.

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The Cost of Alexandrite Obviously, because of its rarity, Alexandrite can be expensive. Alexandrite gems of exceptional quality sell for over $20,000 per carat.

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Synthetic Alexandrite Because it’s so rare, synthetic forms of Alexandrite have been created. These do not have the same color changing properties as natural alexandrite.

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Seeking Large Stones? The largest Alexandrite stone ever found was 74.4 carats! Large gems are hard to find though, and those that are set in natural Alexandrite jewelry don’t come cheap.

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One of a Kind Alexandrite is a form of chrysoberyl , which doesn’t always change colors. That’s why it’s more of a phenomenon than a gem, which is what makes it a one of a kind stone.

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