|Chatham Alexandrite Gemstone Information
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Alexandrite is the birthstone for the month of June and the gemstone for the 45th and the 55th wedding anniversary. It was discovered in Russia's Ural Mountains in 1830 on the birthday of Czar Alexander II, the day he became of ruling age, hence the stone was named after him-Alexandrite. This gemstone was looked upon as a good omen in Russia since the green and red colors represented Russian Military. Alexandrite is thought to assist one in centering the self, reinforcing self-esteem, and to broaden ones ability to experience joy.
Hardness = 8.5 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity = 3.73
Species - Chrysoberyl
Optic Character – Double Refraction.
Phenomena - Color change
Steamer: Usually safe
Chemicals that harm: None.
Alexandrite crystal growth.
|November||Topaz or Citrine|
|December||Blue Topaz or Zircon|
More about Alexandrite
Alexandrite is a rare color change gem.