Ceylon Natural Chrysoberyl Alexandrite
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Alexandrite is the color-change variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. chrysoberyl is an aluminate of beryllium with the formula BeAl2O4. Alexandrite is the third-hardest frequently encountered natural gemstone and lies at 8.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, between corundum (9) and topaz (8).
The alexandrite variety displays a color change (alexandrite effect) dependent upon the nature of ambient lighting. Alexandrite results from small scale replacement of aluminium by chromium ions in the crystal structure, which causes intense absorption of light over a narrow range of wavelengths in the yellow region (580 nm) of the visible light spectrum.
alexandrite was discovered by the Finnish mineralogist Nils Gustaf Nordenskiöld (1792–1866), and named alexandrite in honor of the future Tsar Alexander II of Russia. Alexandrite is the June birthstone. It’s also the anniversary stone for 55 years of marriage.
The Gemstone Chrysoberyl is an aluminate of beryllium with the chemical formula BeAl₂O₄. The name chrysoberyl is derived from the Greek words “chrysos” and “beryllos”. Its meaning is “a gold-white spar”.
It is known as a hard and durable gem after Sapphire. Chrysoberyl is an orthorhombic crystal mineral with 3.5 – 3.84 specific gravity and 8.5 hardness according to the more hardness scale. It is a Biaxial (+) mineral with refractive indexes nα=1.745 nβ=1.748 nγ=1.754.
Chrysoberyl can be found colors such as green, yellow, brownish to greenish-black, colorless, pale shades of yellow, greenish Yellow, Yellowish Green, Honey Brown, Reddish Brown, Orangy yellow, Greenish Brown, Blue.
Also, Golden Yellow Chrysoberyl is called “Ceylonese Chrysolite” as a trading name.
The Chrysoberyl Alexandrite is a color change variety upon the nature of ambient lighting. It changes the color green to brownish red or green to purplish-red in the incandescent light from a lamp or candle flame. However, Alexandrite’s good color change stones are extremely rare. also, Chrysoberyl alexandrite can be found with a chatoyancy future. It is rare and expensive.
Also, Chrysoberyl can be found with the chatoyancy feature. Translucent yellowish chatoyant chrysoberyl is called as cymophane. Also, Chrysoberyl cat’s eye is found in colors such as yellowish-green, green, honey brown, grey.
The chrysoberyl gemstone or mineral can be found in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India, Madagascar, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Norway, Russia, Spain, USA, Zambia.
Healing Properties of Chrysoberyls
Chrysoberyl is known as an effective and protective stone since ancient times. It transforms negative thoughts into positive energy.
Chrysoberyl gemstone or mineral is associated with wealth and creativity and promotes tolerance and harmony.
It stimulates the solar plexus and crown chakras. Chrysoberyl helps to open the crown chakra and increases both spiritual and personal power. Green chrysoberyl stimulates the healing of the physical heart.
Chrysoberyl stimulates the cleansing and balancing of the liver, kidneys, gall bladder and balances adrenaline and cholesterol and fortifies the chest and liver.
Chrysoberyl transforms negative thoughts into positive energy. It supports self-healing. Chrysoberyl balances adrenaline and cholesterol and fortifies the chest and liver.
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Alexandrite is highly touted as having regenerative powers and assists in centering the self, reinforcing self-esteem and enhancing the ability to experience joy and beauty. It also is known to bring balance between your physical manifest world and the unmanifest astral or spiritual world. Alexandrite will unlock crown chakra and allow access to the healing energy and loving support of the universe. Alexandrite is known to help with physical ailments. It’s highly recommended for those who are recovering from surgery or from a prolonged illness and believed that this stone can improve blood circulation by purifying the blood and strengthening the blood vessels.