Alexandrite is the very rare color change variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. Under daylight, alexandrite has green color and it changes to reddsish-purple hues when viewed under incandescent light.
Alexandrite was first discovered in 1831 in an emerald mining region of the Ural Mountains in the Soviet Union. Alexandrite is said to have been first discovered there on the day that the Russian czar Alexander II came of age. The mineral was named "alexandrite" in his honor by the mineralogist Nordenskjold. It is an interesting coincidence that the Russian national colors are green and red.
A significant deposit of gem-grade alexandrite was discovered in Brazil in 1989, and then another significant find of gem-grade alexandite occurred a little more than a decade later in India which included a large amount of cats eye alexandrite with very good chatoyancy.
Be sure to see our natural chrysoberyl cats eye jewelry including genuine chrysoberyl cats eye necklaces!
Each of our alexandrite jewelry items is set with an untreated natural alexandrite gemstone with natural color change! Here at mineralminers.com, we do not have any lab-created alexandrites, and we do not have any treated alexandrites! We specialize in genuine natural alexandrite jewelry. We have alexandrite jewelry items available with faceted alexandrite gems and also with cabochon alexandrite gemstones. Our faceted alexandrite jewelry items are set into solid 14k gold and solid 18k gold in unique jewelry designs with different shapes and sizes in alexandrite earrings, alexandrite pendants, alexandrite rings and alexandrite necklaces.
Our alexandrite earrings are all set in solid gold settings with natural color change alexandrite gemstones. We have these genuine alexandrite stud earrings available with both round and oval shape alexandrite gems, in a variety of sizes and weights. Our smallest alexandrite earrings have 1/4 carat total gemstone weight, and our largest pair has alexandrite gemstones weighing one carat each! We have alexandrite earrings available in both 14k gold studs and 18k gold studs, in both white gold and yellow gold.
All of our alexandrite rings are crafted in solid gold settings with natural color change alexandrite gemstones. We have a large selection of alexandrite ring styles available in both white gold and yellow gold, and several of our alexandrite ring designs are also set with genuine white diamonds! We have these genuine alexandrite rings available with both round and oval shape alexandrite gems, in a variety of sizes and weights. We have alexandrite rings available for you to choose from with natural alexandrites that were mined in India, in Russia, and in Brazil.
We set all of our alexandrite pendants in solid gold settings with natural color change alexandrite gemstones. Our alexandrite pendants are available for you to choose from with natural alexandrites that were mined in India, in Russia, and in Brazil. We have alexandrite gemstone pendants available in both white gold and yellow gold, and these genuine alexandrite necklaces are available with a variety of alexandrite gemstone shapes, sizes and weights.
For more information about natural alexandrite and its history, physical properties, chemistry, occurance, and metaphysical uses be sure to see our alexandrite information page.
See also our page displaying Natural Alexandrite Gemstones.
For more information about natural alexandrite and its history, physical properties, chemistry, occurance, and metaphysical uses see our alexandrite information page.
See also our page displaying Natural Chrysoberyl Cats Eye Jewelry.
To see more natural alexandrite photos, just select another item category from the table below.
To see photos of another mineral variety, select any item category link in our Mineral Inventory & Factsheet Index.
|Alexandrite Crystals||Alexandrite Gemstones
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|Alexandrite Earrings||Alexandrite Rings||Alexandrite Necklaces|
Would you like us to inform you when we add on this page more 14k and 18k gold natural alexandrite jewelry with alexandrite earrings, pendants, rings, necklaces and cats eye alexandrite jewelry designs?
We do have additional inventory of natural alexandrite jewelry in stock, so be sure to let us know if you have any natural alexandrite jewelry requests.
We also have in stock more of the natural cats eye alexandrite jewelry and gemstones.
We have been mining for aquamarine, topaz, garnet, tourmaline & other gems in Brazil for more than 25 years, and we were mining just a few hours away when natural color change alexandrite was discovered near Nova Era in Minas Gerais, Brazil in 1988!
Our genuine lapis lazuli jewelry is available in a variety of designs in rings, pendants, bracelets & necklaces, each one set with beautiful blue genuine lapis lazuli that was mined in the mountains of Afghanistan.
We have a large variety of natural gemstone jewelry designs available with many different kinds of natural gemstones.
Our selection of icy blue natural color aquamarine jewelry is available with many different aquamarine gemstone shapes and sizes to choose from.
We have a very large selection of genuine citrine jewelry & amethyst jewelry, and we have wonderful designs of handcrafted natural color
Our natural color imperial topaz jewelry & golden topaz jewelry is available in solid 14k white gold necklaces, earrings and pendants. We also have natural imperial topaz earrings available in 14k yellow gold leverbacks.
We have a very large selection of natural color pink tourmaline jewelry items in stock, including handcrafted pink tourmaline earrings.
See also our natural color sunset tourmaline jewelry with beautiful peach-pink hues, and our natural color green tourmaline jewelry in all shades from light mint greens to very rich dark greens!
See the links below for a selection of our genuine gemstone jewelry in rings, necklaces and earrings.
|Emerald Jewelry||Garnet Jewelry||Zircon Jewelry||Peridot
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