A few gemstones that exist on planet Earth are truly rare and incomparable. Alexandrite is one of them. Famous for being the birthstone for the month of June, Alexandrite gemstones are often described by gem aficionados as “emerald by day, ruby by night”. Alexandrite is the very rare colour-change variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. It bounces between a deep aqua green colour to a reddish purple magenta depending on the light conditions. Originally discovered in Russia, it's now found in Sri Lanka, East Africa and Brazil, but fine material is exceptionally rare and valuable.
It is a relatively new gemstone that is named after Alexander the II, Tzar of Russia and it is very famous in Russia because its red green colour is similar to the colours of Imperial Russia. The Alexandrite gemstone has a unique mysterious aura to it that makes it an exclusive choice for a unique engagement ring. In addition to this, the colour changing property, in which it appears greenish blue in daylight and purplish red by night, makes it all the more special and alluring. Because of these appealing features, an alexandrite engagement ring stands out from the rest and feels more exclusive as compared to a diamond engagement ring.
In terms of strength, alexandrite scores 8.5 out of 10 on a Moh’s Hardness scale which is comparable to a diamond and can be used to make rings suitable for everyday wear because it can withstand a significant amount of wear and tear. The beautiful Alexandrite gemstone stands for prosperity, luck and intellect. It symbolizes the balance between spiritual and physical realms and is believed to bring balance into your lives. Flawless Fine Jewellery stores have many alexandrite jewellery which will surely take your breath away. Visit us at Hatton Garden, London to witness the beauty of Alexandrite gemstones jewellery.