Photo courtesy of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). This 7.19-ct alexandrite (as it appears in fluorescent, left, and incandescent, right, illumination) is from the Tunduru region of Tanzania.
Happy Birthday to everyone with a Birthday in June!
Spexton Fine Jewelry specializes in custom jewelry, engagement rings, wedding bands, jewelry repair, and more, including pieces of jewelry featuring the gemstone of June, Alexandrite.
There are several birthstones for those with a June birthday, including Pearl, Moonstone, and Alexandrite. Today, we will be taking a closer look at Alexandrite, as it is an excellent choice for fine jewelry such as rings, earrings, necklaces, and more!
The key thing to know about Alexandrite is that the color appears to change in different lighting.
According to the GIA, "Alexandrite is the rare variety of the mineral chrysoberyl that changes color in different lighting. Most prized are those alexandrite birthstones that show a vivid green to bluish green in daylight or fluorescent light, and an intense red to purplish red in incandescent light."
This color-changing feature makes Alexandrite a spectacular gemstone. Imagine wearing a custom ring or necklace from Spexton Fine Jewelry that changes color in different lighting. With Alexandrite, you will have a piece of jewelry that changes from vivid green to bluish green or an intense red to purplish red. It really is pretty amazing.
Alexandrite was named after Alexander II, who lived from 1818-1881 and was the heir apparent to the throne in Russia.
According to the GIA, "Alexandrite caught the country’s attention because its red and green colors mirrored the national military colors of imperial Russia."
In Russia, Alexandrite is considered to be a stone of very good omen.
Alexandrite historically has been thought to bring luck, good fortune and love. It is a gemstone that brings about love and romance.
We here at Spexton Fine Jewelry love making custom pieces that incorporate Alexandrite, as well as all of the other various gemstones.
Another key factor that makes Alexandrite a wonderful choice for fine jewelry is that it is a hard gemstone, an 8.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This makes Alexandrite perfect for daily wear, as it is unlikely to chip or break.
Alexandrite looks great set in either white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold.
The photo above shows Alexandrite set in white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold. Each of the gold colors are excellent choices. When you visit our Spexton Fine Jewelry store on Cherry Street, you will get to see examples of each of the gold colors, so you can determine which you prefer.
We would love to make you a custom piece of jewelry, incorporating Alexandrite or any other gemstone.
Visit our store on Cherry Street to get started!
Spexton Fine Jewelry
1609 E 15th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120
Tuesday - Thursday, 11am - 6pm
Friday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm