One of my favorite color stones is an Alexandrite. It is like getting two stones in one. Why is that, because an Alexandrite stone is a very rare color-changing variety of chrysoberyl (Kris-oh-bare-ul). This unique gemstone is renowned for its rare ability to change color in different light, which is a result of the complex way the mineral absorbs light. It dramatically changes from a bluish green shade in daylight to a purplish red shade in incandescent light, so is often described by gem aficionados as “emerald by day, ruby by night”. Alexandrite is an exceptionally rare and valuable stone, originally discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in the 1830s, but now can be found in Sri Lanka, East Africa and Brazil. Due to it being second in hardness to only diamonds, sapphire and ruby, and it’s completely unique color.
Since it was first found, Alexandrite meaning has been linked to good luck, good fortune and love, in addition to aiding creativity and inspiring the imagination. It is often used as a talisman, healing stone or just as jewelry. Symbolizing confidence and self-esteem, the gemstone gives its wearer a positive confidence boost and optimistic feeling, thus why many people also use this stone as a protective charm.
So if you need a change of attitude in your life, the color changing Alexandrite just might be your gem.