About Natural Alexandrite
The discovery of alexandrite in Russia's Ural Mountains occurred on Czar Alexander II's 12th birthday in 1830, which earned the beautiful mineral a name similar to that of the young ruler. Both natural alexandrite and less expensive lab-created alexandrite change color under different types of light. In natural light and fluorescent light, the stones look green, blue, or bluish green. In candlelight and indoor light, they look red or purple. Stones with more distinct color changes, better cuts, and fewer imperfections are more valuable. Red and green are the colors of Imperial Russia, and natural Russian alexandrite is particularly popular. Natural Russian alexandrite rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets are all available. Alexandrite has a hardness of 8.5 on the Mohs scale, in comparison to the hardest mineral, diamond, at 10. This makes it strong enough for everyday wear. Some people believe that wearing alexandrite strengthens intuition and increases creativity and imagination. True or not, the reliable sellers on eBay are more than willing to supply you with all the natural alexandrite you need to let your creative side run wild.