This gemstone was discovered and named as “alexandrite” recently in 1790.This is one of a rarest gemstone which belongs to chrysoberyl family.Sourced from Russia,Brazil,Sri Lanka,Madagascar & India.It ranks 8.5 on Mohs hardness scale and because of that this gemstone considered one of the best choice for making jewelry.The most important thing about this stone is if you buy the correct Alexandrite stone the value of the stone will increase day by day because of its rarity.
Legends and Beliefs
Naturally developed alexandrites are symbolic gemstones for 45th wedding anniversary. Since the gemstone is considered to promote love and bring success, it is natural to be a symbol that marks a long and happy wedded life.
Alexandrite is considered beneficial to address pancreatic conditions, problems related to spleen and lymph nodes. It is believed to help in treating leukemia. This gemstone is associated with qualities to boost self-confidence and self-esteem. It is believed to aid in balancing the emotional state of mind.
Alexandrite plays a role in India’s Vedic astrology. With its ability to shift color the stone was quickly associated with Mercury, which in Indian mythology is connected to trickster myths. In other cultures, including Russia where it was first discovered and was named for the Czar Alexander, the gemstone is connected to good luck and good omens.