Alexandrite is a stone of prosperity and longevity. It balances mind and emotions, pacifies soul and promotes spiritual growth. Alexandrite is a rare mineral variety of Chrysoberyl. In the daylight it is of bluish-green or even emerald-green color, and in the artificial light it may be red, crimson, purple-red and violet-red. It is said this stone is emerald during the day and ruby in the evening. It has been discovered on April, 17th, 1834 in one of Emerald mines in Ural Mountains (Russia). Originally the dense-green stone was mistaken for an emerald; however it was harder than an emerald, and in the candle light it lighted up with a blood-red fire. As the discovery was made on the day the future Russian czar Alexandr II came of age, the stone was named after him. Since red and green are national Russian colors, Alexandrite acquired wide popularity in Russia and was generally considered as a good omen.
Talismans & amulets
Gamblers favour Alexandrite, as they believe wearing it improves chances of winning. (color changes of the stone emphasize the changeability of fortune). Alexandrite makes its wearer more calm and peaceful and can be therefore a good talisman for people with choleric temperament.
Alexandrite is a stone with strong powers; it reacts to a change in the wearer’s health by changing its color. It is believed that Alexandrite can improve blood circulation, purify blood and strengthen blood vessels vessels; it also positively influences spleen and pancreas.
Mystics of the XIX century affirmed that Alexandrite establishes harmony between physical, astral and mental bodies of the person, making its wearer more peaceful and compliant. Alexandrite strengthens creative abilities and fosters imagination. It may boost intuitive abilities, finding a way out from a desperate situation.
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