Named after Russian Tsar Alexander II on his birthday, alexandrite is an incredibly rare gemstone. Seen in daylight alexandrite will exhibit an emerald green tone and under created light a ruby red colour. This two tone gemstone is ideal for use in jewellery and its durability makes it suitable for everyday wear. Mainly found in Russia the stones are brilliant cut which showcases its shine, beauty and colour play to give you more choice when putting an outfit together.
Moh hardness: 8.5 (1 softest to 10 hardest)
Alexandrite is a tough and durable gemstone which is resistance to the effects of light and heat in normal wearing conditions. However it will need some care to keep it looking its best. It should be stored in a soft pouch or jewellery box to prevent scratching to other jewellery. Soap and liquid cleaners should be avoided as these may cause the dulling of the stone. Harsh detergents or chemicals such as bleach or chlorine could cause erosion. To clean alexandrite rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft jewellery cloth.