Alexandrite – June Gemstone of the Month

Alexandrite Cushion, 26.75 cts. Bluish green i...

Alexandrite Cushion, 26.75 cts. Bluish green in daylight and purple red under incandescent light, alexandrites this large are extremely rare. Labels First row: Alexandrite, Chrysoberyl (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This month for the gemstone of the month, I picked one of the most rare stones and one of the most stunning stones. Alexandrite has a color change that takes affect and displays different colors according to changes in lighting. Color change gems change color due to changing light conditions or when viewed from different angles, but Alexandrite is from the light, while some color change sapphires are from viewing at different angles.  [Read more...]