WHAT IS AN ALEXANDRITE?
Alexandrite is one interesting stone, known as ‘emerald by day and ruby by night’, as its color goes from deep green to blue to purple and deep red depending on the light and angle. It is a color changing stone and is therefore attractive to those who always look for a stone that’s a bit different from the rest. A birthstone for June, the month the Geminis are also celebrating it might signify the duality in its color.
Since its discovery in Russia, the Alexandrite holds a symbol of a good omen - it is believed that it brings luck and good fortune as well as balance between the physical and spiritual world for the wearer. The greenish colors in Alexandrite represent peace, calmness and fertility whereas the red tones represent passion and energy.
WHERE DO ALEXANDRITES COME FROM?
We know of natural Alexandrite and the lab created Alexandrite. The natural Alexandrite can be found in Sri Lanka, East Africa, and Brazil, whereas lab Alexandrite is grown in individual laboratories throughout the world, or in laboratories owned by the Chatam family, which is known as the Chatham Alexandrite. We offer our unique pieces with both lab created Alexandrite (Chatham included) as well as natural Alexandrite.
ONE OF A KIND
As said, the fact that Alexandrite is almost a fusion of Emerald and Ruby in terms of color makes it a one of a kind gemstone. No two are the same. Whether you Alexandrite jewelry is lab created or natural it will still guarantee sparkles and unique shades to gush over at any time of the day.
ALL THE MANY SHAPES
At Capucinne we love to play with shapes and cuts, making the most of every gemstone. Alexandrite is no exception. This gemstone has been cut in different shapes, from pear to kite or square. Whatever the shape, with its beautiful changing color that depends on the light and the angle, a piece with Alexandrite will immediately demand attention.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR ALEXANDRITE JEWELRY?
Avoid using harsh cleaning treatments such as ultrasonic cleaners and steamers or chemicals for Alexandrite. The best method of cleaning an Alexandrite is to use warm soapy water and a soft brush or cloth. Make sure your Alexandrite jewelry is completely dry before wearing or storing. It is preferable to store Alexandrite in a velveteen bag.