- Mineral: Chrysoberyl
- Chemistry: BeAl2O4
- Color: Bluish green in daylight, purplish red in incandescent light
- Refractive Index: 1.746 to 1.755
- Birefringence: 0.008 to 0.010
- Specific Gravity: 3.73
- Mohs Hardness: 8.5
Often described by gem aficionados as “emerald by day, ruby by night,” alexandrite is the very rare color-change variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. Originally discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in the 1830s, it’s now found in Sri Lanka, East Africa, and Brazil, but fine material is exceptionally rare and valuable.
Alexandrite balances the nervous system and glandular system, it will soothe inflammation and tension in the neck muscles. Alexandrite will help ease the symptoms of leukaemia. It supports and strengthens the pineal and pituitary glands, spleen, pancreas, male reproductive organs and neurological tissue.
Alexandrite will help you to be able to assimilate proteins more easily. It has a powerful detoxifying action and stimulates the liver so that it will work at its peak performance.
This stone helps in healing the nervous system, reproductive organs and regenerates neurological tissue.
Alexandrite inspires your imagination encourages you to listen to your feelings and attunes your inner voice. It will help you achieve emotional maturity and encourages you to find joy in everyday life.
Alexandrite strengthens willpower and assists you to accurately assess emotions both yours and others and react to them appropriately.
Alexandrite enhances feelings of creativity. It helps you to accept change and emotional issues that go with that change. It is particularly useful for chakra work and massage involving the heart when you wish to calm feelings of being lost and have no interest in pursuing a fulfilling career. This crystal when placed on the third eye will assist you in controlling your worry, fear and the feeling that people are talking about you behind your back.
Alexandrite reinforces and realigns the mind, emotion and spirit within you. Alexandrite opens intuition and metaphysical abilities. It creates a strong will and personal magnetism. Alexandrite is a symbol of royal power and acts as an efficient guardian stone.
Alexandrite is a useful spiritual purifier and renewal stone.