Alexandrite is a variety of Chrysoberyl, a beryllium aluminum oxide. It is sometimes pleochroic – the color changing from green/blue in natural light to red/purple in artificial light. Natural Alexandrite is very rare.
Other crystals that contain the mineral beryllium are Green Beryl, Heliodor, and Aquamarine all forms of Beryl.
The frequency of Alexandrite connects to the heart, third eye, and crown chakras. It opens the heart and third eye chakras so that one may understand the lessons in emotional experiences, good and bad, and thus discover the wisdom in their teachings. It opens one’s heart center to the energy of Divine Love.
Alexandrite stimulates the crown chakra allowing one to be open to receive information and guidance from the higher dimensions thus aiding one’s intuition and psychic abilities.
The energy of Alexandrite helps one to connect to the energy of Divine Love and knowledge so that one may integrate this energy for one’s highest good and for that of others. It helps one to “trust”.
This beautiful crystal will bring joy into one’s life so that one can overcome the negative emotions of grief and sorrow.
- Third Eye
- Physical Healing
- Joy – Emotional
- Akashic Records
- Divine Knowledge
- Divine Love
The two colors that are usually sought are lush green and warm red. Probably the best of Alexandrite has already been mined, mainly in the Ural Mountains of Russia. The stones from this region usually are of the highest quality, largest in carat size, and aesthetically beautiful. While Alexandrite has been mined in many parts of the world and new mines have recently found more deposits in both Brazil and on the border of Tanzania and Zimbabwe, most people prefer Alexandrite from Russia.
The highest quality Alexandrite can be worth more than $20,000 per carat. High quality, but average grade Alexandrite is usually much, much less at about $5,000 per carat. Alexandrite is usually used for fine jewelry only. Due to its rareness and expense, it is not used in industry. Alexandrite can be found on the highest quality rings, earrings, charms, and bracelets. It can also be used for brooches. While color change is the most important quality, because of its hardness, it can be cut into almost any shape or form.
Origins and History
The origin and history of Alexandrite are very unique. Alexandrite is the name of the most precious and rare mineral Chrysoberyl. Alexandrite is steeped in folklore, it is said that Alexandrite was first discovered on the birthday of Alexander the II, the Czar of Russia in 1830.