|This mystic gemstone, named after Zar Alexander II has first been found in the southern part of Ural near the Tokowaya river and has, from there on, been a must for every gemstone amateur.
The change of colour, from green to pink depending on the light he is exposed to, makes it so unique. Shortwave light with a high percentage of blue does activate the green colour, long wave light with a high percentage of yellow and red shows the pink colour.
Due to its rarety, the Alexandrite is a relatively expensive gemstone. Russian suppliers are very limited. Other suppliers are Brasil, Sri-Lanka, Orissa (India), East Africa and Madagascar. Very new is the Andhra province in India as suppliers of Alexandrites.