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Alexandrite is the rare color-change variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. Its rarity is a result of its unlikely chemical makeup. Alexandrite can only form when aluminum and beryllium combine with trace elements like iron, titanium and, most importantly, chromium. On rare occasion, vanadium may also be present. The unlikelihood of the rare element chromium being in the right place to combine with aluminum and beryllium under exactly the right conditions to create alexandrite is what makes it so rare and valuable.
Loose Alexandrite Stones
Explore stunning loose alexandrite stones from JTV and start creating your own custom alexandrite earrings, rings, necklaces and more with this color-changing beauty. JTV has all the jewelry tools, settings and gemstones you could want to create gorgeous and unique pieces yourself. Control the specs and quality of the stones being used in your own personal designs when you shop alexandrite gemstones from JTV.
Alexandrite is a type of chrysoberyl known for changing its hue depending on the lighting it's under. In daylight, alexandrite gemstones might look greener, while under incandescent light it might appear reddish in color. It can also come in shades of yellow or pink by daylight and stronger raspberry in incandescent, or teal to purple. Alexandrite gemstones include a wide spectrum of shades! On JTV's site you'll see that loose alexandrite is pictured in both lights so that you can see each stone's shade variation. Find round, oval, cushion and trillion cut alexandrite stones perfect for earring pairs or on their own as incredible statement rings.