Alexandrite Gemstone. Alexandrite is a rare, remarkable and color change variety of the Chrysoberyl mineral along with it’s cousins yellowish transparent. Alexandrite was discovered by the Finnish mineralogist Nils Gustaf Nordenskiöld in honor of the future Tsar Alexander II of Russia.
The alexandrite variety displays a color change dependent upon the nature of ambient lighting. Alexandrite from the Ural Mountains in Russia can be green by daylight and red by incandescent light. Other varieties of alexandrite may be yellowish or pink in daylight and a columbine or raspberry red by incandescent light. Stones that show a dramatic color change and strong colors are rare and sought-after but stones that show less distinct colors may also be considered alexandrite by gem labs.
Alexandrite were traditionally found only in the Ural Mountains, but have since been found in larger sizes in Brazil. Other deposits are located at Andhra Pradesh in India, Madagascar, Tanzania and Sri Lanka.
Alexandrite stones are stones of love, passion, vitality and power. It’s main chakra is the heart and has the astrological sign of Leo, Scorpio, Cancer and Sagittarius. It is the July birth stone. This stone benefits those in particular who are leaders both secular and religious. As well as those who aspire to become a leader, it gives guidance when making decisions and helps to fulfill your dreams even if that means changing the world . Alexandrite stone encourages you to listen to your heart and work on fulfilling your dreams. Bringing awareness to points where you could improve yourself thus aiding in self improvement.