When you are shopping for alexandrite jewelry, the most important value factors to consider are the quality of the gemstone and the strength of its color change. The purest forms of alexandrite possess beautiful color-changing properties varying with different sources of light. In daylight, the stone turns shades of emerald and sea green. When lit by candles, lamps, and other incandescent lights, the gems take on a vivid red, violet, or purple hue.
Because all Gemvara jewelry is made to order, we can hand-select fine quality alexandrite to perfectly suit your design.
Alexandrite is the June birthstone and the 55th anniversary gem.
An eye-catching, gorgeous gemstone and a rare form of the gem chrysoberyl, alexandrite's discovery traces back to 1830 in Russia's Ural Mountains. The gemstone was discovered on Alexander II's 16th birthday and was thusly named after the future Czar. The gemstone's red and green hues mirrored those of the Imperial Russian flag, greatly enhancing its popularity throughout the empire, and for centuries to follow. Finnish mineralogist Nils Gustaf Nordenshold's new discovery was widely believed to bring good luck and fortune to its bearer.
Alexandrite is a very tough and durable gem, perfect for everyday wear. It can be cleaned with warm, soapy water.
Gemvara's fine quality alexandrite jewelry is designed to be passed down for generations to come, crafted by hand in the United States.