Alexandrite Anniversary Gemstone
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
We hope the following suggestions will help...
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
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 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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