Hello to All!

To begin our Gemstone Roundtable count-down, I want to give you some interesting facts about Alexandrite.

This gem was only discovered in the 1830’s in the Urals.  Although today, it is mined primarily in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

The largest cut Alexandrite weighs 66 ct. and is located in the Smithsonian Institution.

It is part of the Chrysoberyl family with an 8.5 hardness.

What I find the most interesting about this gem is that it is green in daylight and light red in incandescent light!

If you find gems as incredible as I do, stay tuned for more insight into our world of stones!

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