Alexandrite

Amari Goodwin, 2/15/14, 4A

Other Names

Color-change Garnet

Color-change Sapphire

Chemical Formula

BeAl2O4

General Description

Colors: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Pink, Gray, Multicolored

Jewelry: Rings, Necklaces, Earings

In large sizes its extremely rare and valuable, smaller sizes are 2 carats or less

Alexandrite was discovered in Russia in the early 1800s.

Alexandrite has never been changed or altered to improve its color or beauty. Its color change is caused by slight impurities of the element Chromium.

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Historical Info

Alexandrite was originally named after the Russian Czar Alexander II