I have been researching my birthstone since I was a little girl. It is beautiful, rare, and VERY EXPENSIVE. I have always wanted a natural Alexandrite. As a matter of fact, I didn't want the modern Diamond as an engagement ring even though I love diamonds (next to Alexandrite) more then anything. I wanted an Alexandrite. When I found out that a 2- carat ring would cost over $25,000.00, I guess that changed my mind just a tad bit. I do have an Alexandrite ring, although its a tiny 1/4 carat. It is also lab created (for now). One day I would like to own a natural Natural Alexandrite ring. I guess I wont be as greedy and will settle for a smaller size stone. Until then, I just keep searching and searching until the day I find that perfect one.
History-Alexandrite: Traditional June Birthstone
Pearl: Modern June Birthstone
Moonstone: Secondary Modern June Birthstone
Alexandrite has been known to boost confidence and self-esteem, to balance one's emotional state, and to help bring about positive change. It has been said to intensify the feelings of compassion, love, and sensuality; and is also known to induce happiness and success. Physically, Alexandrite is said to help treat pancreatic disorders, ailments of the spleen, and swollen lymph nodes. It has also been said to be helpful in the treatment of leukemia.
Alexandrite is extremely rare and very expensive. Top-quality stones can fetch prices over $10,000 per carat. Finding stones that are over five carats is incredibly rare. Because of this, Alexandrite is hardly ever used in modern jewelery, although there has of late been a large upsurge in demand, particularly within the Far Eastern marketplaces.
Here is an example of a genuine Alexandrite, and ummm, Look at the price tag...
|White Freshwater Pearl Necklace, Matinee Length by Beadz n Bling|
|"Blooming Pearls" Necklace by Your Daily Jewels|
|Moonstone Earrings by Aubepine|
|Rainbow Moonstone Wire Wrapped Necklace by Silver Smack|