Alexandrite is an extremely rare gemstone that is described as “emerald by day, ruby by night” by gemstone experts, this chameleon-like stone has a rare and unique color-changing property, characteristic of the chrysoberyl minerals.
Alexandrite is apparently so rare that it has only been seen by not more than a handful of fortunate people. Yet, in the revised list of birthstones it was listed in as June’s birthstone.
Russia remains the primary source of Alexandrite, however traces of this unique gemstone have been found in other places – such as Brazil and Sri Lanka.
Alexandrite is considered to be a stone of prosperity, longevity, and intuition. It balances mind and emotions, pacifies soul and promotes spiritual growth. It is also believed to bring luck, improve blood circulation, and establish harmony between the physical, astral, and mental bodies.