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The name Alexandrite comes from the fact that the gemstone was first discovered in the emerald mine near the Tokovaya River in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1830, It was named in honor of Alexandar Nicholavich, who was later to become the Russian Czar Alexander II. Legend has it that the gemstone was discovered on the future Czar’s birthday and named in his honor. Because the stones appeared green or red, the same colors as Old Imperial Russia’s military colors, the stone became the national stone of Russia. The unique color change habit of Alexandrite is caused by slight impurities the element chromium. The most desirable colors of Alexandrite are those that show a clearly visible pure hue color change, such as a pure green/blue in daylight to a pure red in incandescent light. With its changing color, it is a reminder that life is not only what it seems to be.