Alexandrite was the favorite gemstone of the royal Russian family. The first Alexandrite crystals were discovered in the Ural mountains on the day of young Alexander II’s coming of age. It was therefore named after him. The character of the fine gems shifting color in the light from red to green (the colors of Tsarist Russia) secured it as the favorite national stone.
Alexandrite is believed to increase confidence and self esteem. It brings about success and prosperity. It is a stone for spiritual re-birth and is useful in repairing the tissues of the body.
Alexandrite is special and meaningful because of its ability to change color in different light, thus bringing into harmony and union the parts of the self that are healed by those colors. For example, stones that contain red and green will stimulate and harmonize the base chakra with the heart chakra.
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