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alexandrite gemstone in jewellery
Alexandrite is a very hard and durable gemstone therefore it is very ideal for all types of designs including rings, earrings, pendants, brooches, pins and pendants. Alexandrite gemstone is very rate, small, and expensive therefore it is used as accent stones rather than centre stones. It should be noted that, alexandrite is the official gemstone for celebrating the 55 years of marriage. Shop from our amazon-powered store Here or alternatively shop for alexandrite jewellery directly from amazon.com.
alexandrite gemstone care
Alexandrite is a very hard and durable gemstone therefore it can be cleaned in both steam and ultrasonic cleaners. However great heat may change the color of the gemstone it should not be exposed to a great heat. For the same reason alexandrite jewellery is very easy to wear. As with any colored gemstone, professional cleaning is recommended, as accumulated dirt gives the gemstone a dull appearance.
alexandrite basic properties table
|Chemical Formula||Beryllium aluminum oxide
|Color||Golden-yellow, green-yello, green, red
|Hardness||8.5 on the Mohs scale|
|Refractive Index||1.746 to 1.763|
|Specific Gravity (SG)
||Transparent to opaque|