Alexandrite

Alexandrite is a mesmerizing and rare gemstone known for its remarkable color-changing properties. In daylight or fluorescent light, it appears green to bluish-green, but under incandescent light, it transforms into a vibrant red to purplish-red. This unique optical phenomenon is due to the presence of chromium within its crystal structure.

Alexandrite is highly prized and symbolizes duality and change, making it a coveted choice for jewelry that captures the fascination of its shifting colors.

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Color Change Green Alexandrite 5.11ct (AL0114)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $9,958.43
$50,887.57

Color Change Olive Green Alexandrite 5.74ct - 10mm (AL0113)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $1,746.62
$10,025.57

Color Change Green Alexandrite 1.90ct - 6mm (AL0111)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $4,217.11
$8,012.51

Color Change Green Alexandrite 1.24ct - 7x5mm (AL0110)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $3,008.01
$3,729.94

Color Change Green Alexandrite 2.03ct (AL0101)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone GRS Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $7,201.69
$14,619.43

Color Change Green Alexandrite 2.38ct - 9x7mm (AL0100)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone GRS Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $8,858.71
$21,083.74

Color Change Green Alexandrite 3.01ct (AL0098)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone GRS Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $11,620.97
$34,979.12

Color Change Green Alexandrite 0.89ct - 7x5mm (AL0094)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $2,056.95
$1,830.69

Color Change Green Alexandrite 1.58ct (AL0093)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $2,422.34
$3,827.30

Color Change Green Alexandrite 1.60ct - 8x6mm (AL0090)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $1,841.83
$2,946.92

Color Change Green Alexandrite 2.28ct - 9x7mm (AL0087)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $2,223.55
$5,069.70

Color Change Green Alexandrite 2.31ct - 9x7mm (AL0086)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $2,831.65
$6,541.10

Color Change Green Alexandrite 1.80ct (AL0085)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $1,618.90
$2,914.01

Color Change Green Alexandrite 0.98ct (AL0083)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $2,485.13
$2,435.43

Color Change Green Alexandrite 4.04ct (AL0078)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone GIA Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $8,300.78
$33,535.14

Color Change Green Alexandrite 1.75ct - 9x7mm (AL0070)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $1,121.33
$1,962.33

Color Change Green Alexandrite 2.17ct (AL0068)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $1,364.35
$2,960.64

Color Change Green Alexandrite 2.84ct (AL0067)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $1,392.06
$3,953.46

Color Change Green Alexandrite 1.94ct (AL0065)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $935.17
$1,814.23

Color Change Green Alexandrite 2.00ct - 9x7mm (AL0061)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $873.52
$1,747.04

Color Change Green Alexandrite 2.42ct (AL0054)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $1,393.97
$3,373.40

Color Change Green Alexandrite 2.09ct (AL0053)

Loose Alexandrite Gemstone Certified Alexandrite
Alexandrite price per carat $1,948.69
$4,072.76

LEARN MORE ALEXANDRITE

Alexandrite is a unique and highly prized gemstone known for its remarkable color-changing properties. It appears green in natural light and red or purple in incandescent or artificial light. The gemstone is valued for its rarity and is considered an excellent investment option in the world of gemstones.

 

ALEXANDRITE ATTRIBUTES

Mineral Chrysoberyl
Chemistry Al2O3
Color Green in daylight, Red in incandescent light
Refractive Index 1.746 - 1.755
Birefringence 0.008 - 0.010
Specific Gravity 3.73
Mohs Hardness 8.5
 

Alexandrite Stone Value

Alexandrite is highly valued for its color-changing properties, and its price is influenced by factors such as the size, clarity, and cut. Smaller, high-quality alexandrite stones are typically more valuable, and the presence of visible inclusions can affect the stone's value. Purchasing from reputable sources and obtaining certification from trusted gem labs like GIA, AIGS, or Gubelin is crucial to ensure authenticity.

 

Alexandrite Colors

Alexandrite gemstones typically display a range of color changes from bluish green to pinkish purple or vivid red under different lighting conditions.

 

Alexandrite Sources

Alexandrite deposits are found in various countries, including India, Russia, Africa, Sri Lanka, and Brazil. Russian and Brazilian alexandrite stones are renowned for their exceptional color change, while African alexandrite, particularly from Madagascar, is known for larger carat weights but may exhibit different color characteristics.

 

Alexandrite Properties

Alexandrite is a unique gemstone known for its striking color change, attributed to the presence of chromium. It was first discovered in Russia's Ural Mountains in the 1830s and is named after Tsar Alexander II. Historically, it was a symbol of elite status and was popular during the Victorian era. Today, it is a sought-after gemstone for fine jewelry and collector's items.

 

Alexandrite Care


To care for your alexandrite jewelry, wash your hands before handling it to prevent dirt accumulation. Clean with warm water and mild soap, rinsing thoroughly to remove soap residue. Store alexandrite jewelry in a cool, dry place to protect it from damage and color fading.

Alexandrite's exceptional color-changing properties, rarity, and historical significance make it a valuable and captivating gemstone, ideal for jewelry or as a collector's item.