Alexandrite (Chrysoberyl)
Alexandrite (Chrysoberyl)

Alexandrite (Chrysoberyl)

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SKU: A105
Magara mine, Lake Manyara, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Several small Alexandrites with matrix; slight color change; fire red under UV long
1.2x1.0x0.8 cm
1.1 g

Alexandrite is the color-changing variety of the already rare Chrysoberyl. This extraordinary phenomenon, the alexandrite effect named after it, causes the stone to sparkle in a blue to green color in daylight, but in a deep red color in artificial light. This and generally its excellent properties make it a very sought-after and valuable gemstone in good quality. Chrysoberyl often produces excellent twins, a specialty being the cyclic rotation triplets. The best-known deposits are in Russia, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.