Alexandrite is a rare and exotic gemstone. Named after Czar Alexander the Great of Russia when alexandrite was discovered on his birthday around 1830. The gem is considered to be lucky and is worn as an amulet of good fortune.
A birthstone of June, alexandrite is also recognized as the gemstone for a 55th anniversary. A rarity in the gem kingdom, alexandrite is a form of chrysoberyl which exhibits a strikingly different color when viewed in different light. Its availability is limited and a fine stone over 2.0 carats is rare.
Soapy water, alcohol, or mild household cleaners as well as ultrasonic cleaners are safe for alexandrite.
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