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Alexandrite (lab grown)
This scarce gemstone is given its name after the Russian tsar Alexander II, the original deposits having been found in April 1834 in the emerald mines close to the Tokovaya River in the Urals. They had been discovered on the day that tsar Alexander II came of age. Despite the fact that alexandrite is a comparatively young gemstone, it certainly has a rich and noble background. Because it exhibits both red and green, the primary colors of old Imperial Russia, it unsurprisingly was crowned the national stone of tsarist Russia.

Gorgeous alexandrite in the best quality, however, is quite uncommon indeed and seldom found in contemporary jewelry. In vintage Russian jewelry you might encounter it with some luck, since Russian master jewelers cherished this stone. Tiffany’s master gemmologist George Frederick Kunz was likewise captivated by alexandrite, and the company manufactured some exquisite rings and platinum sets by the end of the 19th and start of the 20th century. Smaller alexandrites were sometimes made use of in Victorian jewelry from England.

Alexandrite is really a stone for experts, aficionados and enthusiasts, a real understatement stone. The originality and quality value aren't apparent initially. The mysterious color change only happens upon contact with various light sources. But if you truly become involved with alexandrite, you're going to be thoroughly captivated by this gemstone. Perhaps you will even experience examples of the strange magic and lore attributed with it. It's regarded as a jewel of fortunate omen. During extreme circumstances it's supposed to bolster the wearer’s intuition, and therefore help her or him discover innovative ways forward in predicaments where reasoning does not present a solution. Alexandrite is additionally known to benefit creativeness and invigorate the imagination.
Compound : Chrysoberyl
Mohs Scale(Hardness) : 8.5
Found : Russia, Brazi, Zimbabwe, Burma, Madagascar and India