Alexandrite Gemstone Encyclopedia & Jewelry Collector Guide
"Look, here it is, the prophetic Russian stone! O crafty Siberian. It was always green as hope and only toward evening was it suffused with blood. It was that way from the beginning of the world, but it concealed itself for a long time, lay hidden in the earth, and permitted itself to be found only on the day when Tsar Alexander was declared of age, when a great sorcerer had come to Siberia to find the stone, a magician." Leskov Nikolai Semyonovich. Alexandrite.1884
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Comprehensive encyclopedia with articles, guides, glossary and bibliography covering all the major branches of alexandrite gemstone and jewelry knowledge.
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About Alexandrite GuideThe goal of the Alexandrite Guide project is to establish a comprehensive resource, dedicated to alexandrite gemstone and to create an open community where the free exchange of information is encouraged and where all content is freely accessible on the web.
The Alexandrite Guide is intended for anyone who is interested in the history, sources, valuation and collection of alexandrite gemstones. Topics also include chemical and physical properties, mythology, and color change phenomena as well as alexandrite synthetics and imitations.
Answers to the most common questions regarding alexandrite and its identification are addressed in detail and the site is an invaluable aid to anyone wishing to buy an alexandrite for the first time.