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Alexandrite - Facts About the Gemstone Alexandrite

Alexandrite appears green in daylight and red in incandescent light. Discovered in Russia in the 1830s, Alexandrite was named in honor of Alexander II, because it mimics the Czarist imperial colors. Use this library to learn more about Alexandrite.

What Is Carnelian?
Learn about carnelian, a gem that's been popular since ancient times, and find shopping suggestions for carnelian jewelry.

Get the Facts About Alexandrite
Learn about alexandrite, a gemstone that changes color depending on the type of light it's near.

Russian Alexandrite & Alexandrite Buying Guide
A reprint from a book by Peter Bancroft offers extensive information about alexandrite. You'll also find buying advice, which includes a discussion of important details about natural alexandrite and tips to help you detect synthetics and fakes. By Richard W. Hughes. From Palagems.com.

Synthetic Alexandrite
Natural alexandrite is rare and expensive, so it's one of those gemstones that humans have learned to make in the lab. This article tells you about synthetic alexandrite and shows you ways to distinguish it from a natural stone. By YourGemologist.com.

Very Highest Quality Alexandrite
Information about typical color ranges of true Alexandrite and warnings about the imitations that may be offered to you as genuine gemstones.

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