Birthstone for June
Green in sunlight. Red in lamplight. Color-changing alexandrite is nature’s magic trick. Often described by gem aficionados as “emerald by day, ruby by night,” alexandrite is the very rare color-change variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. Originally discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in the 1830s, it’s now found in Sri Lanka, East Africa, and Brazil, but fine material is exceptionally rare and valuable. This beautifully unique gemstone is hard to scratch.
Refractive Index: 1.746 to 1.755
Mohs Hardness: 8.5
- Use soap and water to clean.
- Always rinse off after cleaning and dry with a soft, clean cloth.
- Avoid wearing in situations where it may come into direct contact with harsh blows.
- Avoid rubbing on rough surfaces.
Price point: $$$
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