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Gemstone of the Month: The Captivating Alexandrite

Welcome to our monthly gemstone spotlight, where we delve into the captivating beauty and fascinating qualities of different gemstones. This month, we focus our attention on the mesmerizing alexandrite. Known for its enchanting color-changing properties, alexandrite has captured the hearts of jewelry enthusiasts worldwide. In this blog, we will explore the history, properties, and symbolism of this remarkable gem, as well as showcase our popular jewelry designs featuring alexandrite.


The discovery of alexandrite can be traced back to the 1830s when it was found in the Ural Mountains of Russia by Nils Gustaf Nordenskiöld, a Finnish mineralogist. The gemstone's exceptional ability to change color, appearing green in daylight and red under incandescent light, quickly gained attention. In honor of the Russian tsar, Alexander II, the gemstone was named alexandrite, solidifying the Ural Mountains as a significant source for this precious stone. Alexandrite's physical and optical properties contribute to its allure and value. With a hardness of 8.5, high clarity, remarkable brilliance, and the rarity of its color-changing nature, alexandrite is a gemstone treasured for its beauty and uniqueness. It also holds profound symbolic meaning across various cultures, representing transformation, balance, and good fortune. Alexandrite is associated with emotional healing and creativity, serving as a celebration of life's changes and encouraging us to embrace growth and find joy in the ever-changing journey of existence.


Alexandrite, with its mesmerizing color-changing properties and rich history, continues to captivate jewelry enthusiasts worldwide. Whether you admire it for its rarity, symbolism, or sheer beauty, alexandrite holds a unique place in the realm of gemstones. Explore our distinctive alexandrite jewelry collection and consider adding a piece to your own collection to experience the enchanting allure of this remarkable gemstone for yourself.

Our exquisite asymmetric wedding ring features a stunning 1 carat kite-shaped lab-created alexandrite gemstone as the centerpiece, surrounded by dazzling diamonds in a tiara-style setting. This unique ring is meticulously handcrafted, showcasing the artistry and attention to detail that go into each piece of our affordable handmade jewelry. Additionally, we offer the option to customize the metal color of the ring, allowing customers to choose between white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, or black gold to suit their personal preference. With its enchanting alexandrite gemstone, sparkling diamonds, and customizable metal color, this wedding ring is a true symbol of love and individuality.

Our collection of alexandrite rings for women offers a range of exquisite options, making them perfect for wedding rings. With their color-changing properties symbolizing the transformative journey of love and marriage,  alexandrite rings are a meaningful and unique choice for couples seeking both beauty and symbolism in their wedding bands.


Theasymmetric 1.35 carat kite-shaped lab-created alexandrite and diamond seven stone tiara style wedding ring set in white gold is a standout choice and one of our best-selling wedding rings that will be perfect bridal jewelry for all the contemporary brides out there. Hurry up and do not miss this amazing opportunity to get this unique Alexandrite bridal ring set at such an affordable and reasonable price.


Our delicate alexandrite gemstone Pendant Necklace features a stunning 1 carat heart-shaped lab-created alexandrite as the centerpiece, complemented with 0.05 carat of sparkling diamonds in a three-prong pendant necklace design. Crafted with meticulous detail, this necklace is set in elegant white gold, showcasing the timeless beauty of alexandrite. The heart shape symbolizes love and affection, making this necklace a perfect gift for that special someone. With its exquisite design, this alexandrite pendant necklace is sure to captivate and enchant, adding a touch of elegance to any ensemble.


This handmade pendant necklace showcases the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into creating each piece of our affordable jewelry collection. Additionally, we offer the option to customize the metal color of the necklace, allowing customers to choose between white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, or black gold, ensuring a personalized touch to suit their individual style and preferences.

The Prong Basket Solitaire 1.25 Carat Round Cut Artificial Alexandrite and Diamond Infinity Pave Engagement Ring is a stunning piece of jewelry that combines timeless elegance with a touch of modern flair. The centerpiece of the ring is a brilliant 1 carat round cut artificial Alexandrite, known for its mesmerizing color-changing properties that shift from green to purple. The alexandrite is securely held in a prong basket setting, allowing maximum light to pass through and enhance its beauty. Surrounding the alexandrite are delicate diamonds set in an infinity design, symbolizing eternal love and commitment. This ring is a perfect gift for her, encapsulating the magic and romance of a special engagement moment.


Moreover, this handmade alexandrite engagement ring for women is available at such an affordable price and can also customized in 4 metal colors, like white gold, rose gold, yellow gold or black gold to your style and preference.


The Vintage Art Deco 1.50 Carat Round Cut Lab Made Purple Alexandrite and Diamond Milgrain Wedding Ring Set is a captivating and sophisticated choice for couples seeking a touch of old-world charm. The set includes an exquisite engagement ring and a matching wedding band, both crafted in elegant white gold. The centerpiece of the engagement ring is a brilliant 1 carat round cut lab-made purple Alexandrite, renowned for its enchanting color-changing properties. The intricate milgrain detailing adds a vintage flair to the rings, while the sparkling diamonds accentuate the beauty of the Alexandrite and create a dazzling display. This bridal set is a perfect choice for those who appreciate the elegance and allure of Art Deco designs and wish to symbolize their everlasting love in a timeless and unique manner.


Moreover, this round cut alexandrite ring offers the perfect blend of luxury and affordability. Each ring is meticulously handmade, ensuring exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. Additionally, the set allows for customization of the metal color, allowing you to select the perfect hue that matches your style and preference. Whether you choose classic white gold, romantic rose gold, or chic yellow gold, the result is a personalized and stunning piece of jewelry that reflects your unique love story.


We hope you have enjoyed delving into the captivating world of alexandrite gemstones through this blog. Its color-changing properties and symbolic meaning truly make it a remarkable gemstone. We would love to hear your thoughts, experiences, and any questions you may have regarding alexandrite. Join the conversation on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and let us know what you think. Also, don't forget to explore our extensive gemstone collection on ShyGems for more unique and exquisite pieces that celebrate the beauty and wonder of gemstones.