Alexandrite is a June birthstone. Its ability to change color and its obviously dual nature is further associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini, which is a sign ruled by Mercury
This rare gemstone is named after the Russian tsar Alexander II (1818-1881), the very first crystals having been discovered in April 1834 in the emerald mines near the Tokovaya River in the Urals. The discovery was made on the day the future tsar came of age. Although alexandrite is a relatively young gemstone, it certainly has a noble history. Since it shows both red and green, the principal colours of old Imperial Russia, it inevitably became the national stone of tsarist Russia.
Alexandrite is generally found in Sri Lanka, South Africa, Burma, Brazil, Madagascar and U.S. One of the worlds rarest gemstones, and the finest specimens are more costly than diamonds.
Joy, Wisdom, Release of sorrow. These stones have a vibrational connection to Source energies of the higher dimentions, where the atmosphere is most rapturous. However, one must be careful to do more than just enjoy the happy feeling engendered by contact with Alexandrite. It facilitates moving through grief or self-pity and enables one to precieve their own point of power in the moment. Excellent for those who procrastinate and are unable to take action due to fear. Stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands, stimulates the brain and assists in balancing brain function.
Chakras: Heart, Brow and Crown
Elements- wind and water
Composition: Variety of Chrysoberyl, a beryllium aluminum oxide
Mohs-scale hardness: 8.5