Discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in the 1830s, Alexandrite was named after the future Czar Alexander II. This regal history matched the stone’s majesty. Alexandrite displays a magical color change from bluish-green in daylight to purplish-red under incandescent light. Other gems can mimic this change, but only true Alexandrite does so dramatically. This chameleon-like ability, coupled with its durability and brilliance, puts natural Alexandrite in the elite ranks of precious gems.
Beyond its visual appeal, Alexandrite also holds meaning. Its dual coloring is said to mirror one’s inner and outer nature. To many, the stone represents integrity and self-awareness. For these reasons, Alexandrite has become a contemporary yet mystical choice for engagement rings.