Alexandrite is the birthstone for June. Alexandrite sterling silver wholesale jewelry is made especially
for people born in June. Alexandrite sterling silver jewelry's healing
properties are said to work on the nervous system and some
glands like the spleen and the pancreas.
Alexandrite was discovered in 1830, on the birthday of Czar
Alexander in the Ural Mountains of Russia and got its name
in this way. Alexandrite sterling silver jewelry was highly desired
by Russian Royalty and aristocrats. Since its discovery alexandrite sterling silver wholesale jewelry has rapidly grown in popularity,
leading to the near depletion of the original Russian sources.
Today the world's major source of alexandrite sterling silver wholesale jewelry is in the state of Minas Gerias, Brazil. For over
many years now, alexandrite has commanded the higher positions
in the pecking order of gemstone desirability. To avoid your
gemstones and metal jewelry scratching each other, never store
your alexandrite silver jewelry in piles. Store it in separate
sections of a jewelry box or wrap it separately in velvet,
paper or silk. The safest method of cleaning most jewelry
is to use a mild warm soapy water solution and a soft brush,
patting dry with a soft cloth.
Alexandrite is the phenomenal variety of the mineral chrysobery.
Alexandrite is known for its ability to change color from
"emerald by day" to "ruby by night". Like most other gemstones,
the quality of color in alexandrite is the all-important factor.
Top quality alexandrite exhibits an attractive metallic bluish
green color under daylight and reddish color seen under incandescent-light.
The closer the colors are to pure green and red, the higher
the alexandrite sterling silver jewelry value.
The evaluation of alexandrite should be performed in a dark
room under a single light source. Alexandrite can exhibit
everything from 100% to just 5% color change. The degree of
color change is the first and most important consideration
when evaluating the value of alexandrite sterling silver wholesale jewelry.
Natural Alexandrite is extremely rare and thus is extremely
that is if it can even be found to purchase. It is easier
to find in small sizes and relatively scarce in sizes of two
carats. Alexandrite cats eyes make particularly stunning signet
rings and are a powerful display of a unique sense of style.
In the cat's-eye form, fine quality alexandrite should be
semi-transparent with a sharp exhibition of the white eye.
While determining the exact origin of a gem is a matter for
professionals. If the gem has good clarity, strong color change,
reasonable size it is most likely a synthetic. There are many
synthetic alexandrite sterling silver wholesale jewelry on the market.
While ranked as one of the world's most desirable and expensive
gem types, it must be born in mind that not all alexandrite sterling silver wholesale jewelry pieces are of a comparable quality.