Alexandrite is the rarest of all the colored gemstones. It is a variety of chrysoberyl dating back to the times of Imperial Russia. Named after Alexander II, a Russian Tsar, the gemstone was discovered by Finnish mineralist Nils Gustaf Nordenskiold. The gemstone is known for its Alexandrite effect, in which it changes its color under daylight and incandescent lighting.
- Species: the original source of alexandrite is from the Ural Region of Russia but recently it has been discovered in Brazil.
- Color: Hue Green color
- Clarity: Clear but once cut and polished they exhibit a vitreous luster.
- Spiritual meaning: Discipline and Self-Control with an ability to enhance concentration and strengthen the learning capacity.