The historical past of alexandrite is noble because the stone itself. This gemstone was first found in Russia’s Urals within the emerald mine in 1834. It was found when Russian tsar Alexander grew to become of age and it was immediately named after him. Nevertheless because the colours of alexandrite had been inexperienced by day and crimson by night time, these additionally corresponded with Russians colours it grew to become their nationwide gemstone. The acute top quality together with the fantastic thing about this stone rapidly made it widespread and it was used to make a whole lot of jewellery – the most well-liked being alexandrite rings that had been even created by the Tiffany’s jewelers.
Nevertheless as soon as all the provides of alexandrite gemstone had been exhausted within the Ural’s the curiosity rapidly dropped as properly. Whereas it was discovered somewhere else additionally the very fact stays that the one present in Russia had the very best high quality by way of hardness – it ranked an 8.5 on MOHS, but it surely additionally had the strongest change of coloration as properly. The opposite non-Russian alexandrite barely modified its colours in any respect. The excellent news is that lastly in 1987 a brand new supply of alexandrite was found in Hematita in Minas Gerais, Brazil that just about corresponded with the standard of the one in Russia used to make alexandrite jewellery and alexandrite rings. The hardness was not as excessive because the Russian supply however the coloration altering features had been there.
Immediately the curiosity from industrial jewelers for this wonderful gemstone and for making alexandrite rings and alexandrite jewellery could be very low. This has after all affected the worth as properly and now you will discover restricted provides of alexandrite actually low-cost but when you realize the sellers who inventory them. Immediately it turned out to be an actual gemstone fanatic merchandise however if you’re desirous about proudly owning one I am certain you will fall in love with it instantly.
Not too lengthy after top quality alexandrite rings and alexandrite jeweler was produced worldwide. Even a few of Tiffany’s best jewelers fell in love with alexandrite and the chances it holds. The particular factor about this gemstone was not solely that it had two full totally different however very stay and vivid colours in the course of the day and in the course of the night time but in addition that it was a fairly exhausting and sturdy gemstone. For comparability you would possibly know that diamond ranks a ten on MOHS however alexandrite shouldn’t be that far behind it with an 8.5 grade. This made the gemstone excellent for making alexandrite rings, jewellery and different equipment because it was not liable to chipping or cracking and it was extraordinarily proof against the every day ware and tare.
Nevertheless issues took a flip for the phrases for alexandrite the day that the Russia’s provides bought exhausted. The alexandrite present in different international locations was no match to the Russian one because it barely displayed any change of coloration and it was not even half as proof against the jewelers rapidly misplaced curiosity. Lastly in 1987 a wonderful top quality alexandrite was present in Brazil, whereas it was not as exhausting because the one from Russia it was nonetheless actually good however the gemstone by no means bought as widespread because it as soon as was. Immediately solely actual gemstone fanatics and lovers are proud homeowners of this difficult to get alexandrite rings and jewellery.