About Alexandrite gemstone
According to a widely popular but controversial story, alexandrite was discovered by Nils Nordenskjold, on the Tsarevich Alexander´s sixteenth birthday on April 17, 1834 and named Alexandrite in honor of the future Tsar of the Russian Empire.
Myths, Legends and Lore
Eliphas Levi , French author and magician, connects duality of color of alexandrite with a duality of human blood - venous and arterial and calling alexandrite "the favorite charm of our time which clears and strengthens the blood vessels".
Identification of Alexandrite
Knowing thedifference between a synthetic and a natural alexandrite requires both experience and knowledge. Most gemstones described as synthetic alexandrite are actually synthetic corundum laced with vanadium and has been around for 100 years.