Alexandrite

alexandrite

Alexandrite is a rare and expensive color-changing gemstone from the Chrysoberyl family. Highest quality natural alexandrite gemstone shows sharp change in color from Green-Blue in daylight to Red / Purplish-Red / Brownish-Red color in incandescent light (yellow bulb light)

Who Should Wear An Alexandrite?

Alexandrite is the birthstone for June. Additionally, it is also said to be associated with Mercury due to its green color, as well as color-changing nature. Alexandrite hence is associated with Gemini. It is also said to strengthen Mars, which is the ruling planet of Aries, due to its color changing attribute from bluish green to brownish or purplish red.


Which Alexandrite Stone Should I Buy?

  • It should ideally weigh 1/30th in carats of your body weight (60kg = 2 carat Alexandrite).
  • Genuine Alexandrite – 100% real should ideally be worn, as the market is flooded with synthetic alexandrite, and alexandrite substitutes.
  • The stone should ideally have as strong a color-change effect as possible. Green alexandrite is said to be preferred for astrological purposes.
  • Alexandrite prices are very high due to its rarity. Russian Alexandrite is considered to be high quality and provides good value. Brazil Alexandrite and Indian Alexandrite are also valuable. Sri Lankan Alexandrite typically is cheaper but the colors are not as intense. Select an Alexandrite within your budget, or choose a substitute as last resort (see Alexandrite Substitutes below).

Alexandrite Benefits

  • Alexandrite is said to bridge the mortal or ego self, to the intuitive or lower self, and also with the higher divine self. It hence resolves self-conflict and helps with quick decision making.
  • It is very beneficial to athletes, entrepreneurs, administrators, police, army and technical professionals.
  • Alexandrite provides balance and stability to its wearer, empowers the inner self and brings happiness and prosperity.
  • It is also said to be beneficial for pancreas, lymph nodes, spleen and also helps with depression and leukemia.
  • Natural Alexandrite gemstones induce creativity, grandeur and awareness.

Alexandrite Gemstone Price

Alexandrite price per carat depends upon the weight of the gemstone (carats/ratti) and the quality of the alexandrite (Cut, Clarity and Color). Clean Alexandrite weighing above one carat is rare, and hence fetches enormous prices. Natural Alexandrite price in India is between Rs 50,000 per carat to Rs 2, 00,000 per carat and above. Typically, Alexandrite gemstones are quite expensive because of its rarity!

Alexandrite Stone is hard to get one’s hand on – you may be able to find natural Alexandrite in India in big hubs like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur, etc., and also at some Online Alexandrite retailers and websites. However, most Alexandrite shops sell synthetic Alexandrite without disclosing this to the buyer! So do ensure that you get a trusted lab certification.

Alexandrite Quality

The quality of Alexandrite primarily depends upon the vividness of the color, the extent of the color change, and the clarity. A perfectly natural and genuine Alexandrite gemstone would showcase a 100% color change effect, vivid enough to not compromise the color and neither dark enough to appear almost black.

Treatments are not known to be done on Alexandrite, except for oiling which is a very standard and acceptable action to increase the longevity of the polished gemstone.

Alexandrite Origin

Natural Alexandrite was first discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia, but that deposit has nearly been depleted. The two most important sources of alexandrite in the world today are Brazil and Sri Lanka but smaller quantities are also found in India, Myanmar and U.S.A.

Alexandrite Online Purchase?

As mentioned earlier, be careful of dealers selling synthetic alexandrite. Therefore, when you buy alexandrite online, ensure that you get a Lab Certificate of its naturalness and authenticity from a reputed lab and that the dealer is ready to get the gemstone certified from any reputed lab of your choice (careful: there are fake labs as well!).

The seller should also have a clear refund policy and hopefully, a large presence (larger organizations are likely to be more careful about their brand and stay away from unethical practices).

You can buy 100% natural and authentic alexandrite gemstones online at GemPundit.com at the best prices. We value your trust above anything else and therefore, provide a free lab certificate which ensures that your Alexandrite gemstone is 100% natural. Also, you can pay cash on delivery within India, and we provide free shipping for our products worldwide. We also have a customer-friendly Return and Refund policy.

Related Gemstones and Alexandrite Substitutes

  • Pearls and Emeralds are the best known Alexandrite substitutes. Green sapphire is also considered to be a good substitute for Alexandrite gemstones.
  • As a last resort, you may also go for synthetic Alexandrite or similar substitutes. They look similar to the untrained eye, but astrologically are far less effective. (see "Alexite" on GemPundit.com as an example)
  • Chrysoberyl and Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl are two gemstones which are closely related to Alexandrite stone.

How To Wear An Astrological Alexandrite?

Metal

Astrologically, alexandrite is usually mounted in Gold or Panchdhatu. Though, it is generally used as a jewellery gemstone and is most beautiful when clad in lighter colored metals such as silver and rose or yellow gold.

Procedure

Alexandrite is recommended to be worn on either the ring or little finger of the right hand. It is worn on a Wednesday morning before 12 PM noon during the Shukla Paksh (waxing moon). For the detailed procedure, Click Here

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