What is alexandrite?

Answer Alexandrite is a chrysoberyl gemstone noted for its ability to change color, depending upon whether it's in sunlight or artificial light. Originally mined in the Ural Mountains of Russia, alexandri... Read More »

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Diamond Value Vs. Alexandrite Value?

Diamond and alexandrite are two of the rarest gemstones on Earth. A diamond is created due to extreme temperature and pressure on carbon deep underground. Alexandrite, named after the Russian Tsar ... Read More »

What is an alexandrite stone?

Because of its color-changing ability, the alexandrite has been called "an emerald by day and an amethyst by night." Alexandrite is relatively new in the gemstone world, and remains quite rare. Th... Read More »

Where is alexandrite mined?

One of the most sought after, and expensive, gems in the world, alexandrite is mined from gem mines in India, Russia, Brazil and Madagascar. Alexandrite mines are usually located in rugged, wet, ro... Read More »

Properties of Alexandrite?

The gemstone Alexandrite is, like cat's eye, a variety of chrysoberyl. It was originally discovered in Russia around 1830 and was named after Czar Alexander II. Alexandrite is extremely rare and na... Read More »