Alexandrite Meaning & Properties

Healing Properties of Alexandrite

Alexandrite helps us attune to the frequency of pure Divine joy. It also supports resilience and the ability to choose the emotional state you inhabit.

Finding the source of joy and light within helps the wearer weather bad circumstances. Whatever happens, you can learn from the experience and stay open to new possibilities. Alexandrite encourages us to take the good with the bad and embrace all of life’s experiences with joy in our hearts.

Alexandrite Mineral & Gemstone Information

Alexandrite is a type of chrysoberyl, along with cat’s eye. Chrysoberyl consists of beryllium aluminum oxide and is a very hard stone.

The distinctive feature of Alexandrite is that it changes color depending on whether it is viewed through artificial or natural light. Alexandrite will be green to bluish-green in daylight and red to purple indoors, and it is commonly described as “an emerald by day and a ruby by night”.

It is also pleochroic–meaning it has different colors when observed with different angles.

Alexandrite was discovered in Russia and named after the Russian Tsar Alexander II in the 1830s. Since then it has also been found in Brazil and other places around the world, but it remains rare and expensive.


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