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Alexandrite Anniversary Gemstone


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The alexandrite anniversary gemstone represents both the 15th and 55th anniversary. The gemstone looks green in natural light and under artificial light turns a blue/purple color. Avoid any stones which show shades of brown under artificial lighting. The value of the stone is determined by the intensity of the color change. Nearly all alexandrite will be sold as 75% color change. Beware of anyone selling 100% as this is more likely to be a fake.

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Books With Alexandrite In The Title

Have a look for books with alexandrite in the title. 'Alexandrite: The Legend of a Siberian Stone' by Dimitri Svertchkoff may make interesting reading for anyone interested in the history and legends of their anniversary gemstone.

Alexandrite Jewelry

Jewelry may be purchased as a gift. Earrings, bracelets, pendants and rings are all available. Ask the jeweler if you may look at the piece in natural light as well. Check with the jeweler that it is a genuine piece of alexandrite.

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Alexandrite Anniversary Gemstone Cuff Links

For the men you are able to purchase cuff links and tie pins. Again check the color of the jewelry in both artificial and natural lighting.

Music With Alexandrite In The Title

Music with alexandrite may be a suitable gift for the couple. 'Alexandrite' by Arthur Explicit may be a suitable piece if the couple enjoy this type of music. Do your research first and purchase a gift accordingly.

Facts about Alexandrite

Alexandrite is a form of chrysoberyl. Alexandrite is formed by the mixing of aluminum with chromium oxide. This gives the stone its charateristic property of changing from green to red under different lighting conditions.

Alexandrite from the Ural Mountains in Russia is green by daylight and red under artificial lighting. Other examples of alexandrite may be yellowish or pink in daylight and changes to a blue or purple/red. The rarest and most desired color would be an emerald green to a purplish red. These rare alexandrite gems are some of the most expensive in the world.

The finest pieces of alexandrite have been found in the Ural Mountains. The largest of these being around 30 carats (6 g) in size. Larger examples of alexandrite have been found in Sri Lanka. In Indian, Brazil, Myanmar, and also Zimbabwe smaller stones have been found, but these have a more intense color change property.

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