Alexandrite

Alexandrite

Aka: Chrysoberyl
Centers, Joy, Spiritual Transformation

Spiritual Properties

  • Enhances intuition
  • Promotes spiritual growth
  • Attracts good luck and good fortune 
  • Helps reveal your true sense of purpose 
  • Has a divine connection with the heavens 
  • Balances the mind, emotions and pacifies the soul
  • Bridges the gap between the physical and etheric planes
  • Guides you to inner transformation and spiritual evolvement
  • Talisman to awaken the soul and invoke spiritual transformation
  •  Aids you in tuning your spiritual body to high vibrational dimensions
  • Helps you recover alternative-life information and the Akashic records
  • Connects you with the frequencies of Divine Knowledge and Divine Love, and helps you use them to gather knowledge 

Mental Properties

  • Centers the mind 
  • Boost self esteem 
  • Inspires your imagination
  • Reinforces and realigns the mind
  • Realigns the mind with the body
  • Establishes harmony in your life 
  • Helps to create a strong will and personal magnetism

Emotional Properties

  • Balances the emotions 
  • Strengthens willpower 
  • Enhances creative feelings 
  • Helps you achieve emotional maturity 
  • Encourages you to listen to your feelings
  • Encourages you to find the joy in everyday life
  • Helps you find joy within the different possibilities you see
  • Helps you accept change and the emotional issues that come with change
  • Assist you with accurately and assessing and reacting to your emotions and others

Kundalini Properties 

  •  Opens the Heart, Third Eye, and Crown chakras 

Correspondence 

  • Chakras: Heart, Third Eye, and Crown
  • Energy: Projective
  • Planets: Mercury
  • Element: Air, Water, Earth
  • Zodiacs: Scorpio
  • Number: 1

Affirmations

  •  I see the beauty in every moment

Health Benefits 

  • Eases the symptoms of leukemia
  • Helps you assimilate proteins more easily
  • Powerful detoxifier and stimulates the liver
  • Balances the nervous system and glandular system
  • Soothes inflammation and tension in the neck muscles
  •  Helps heal the nervous system, reproductive organs and regenerates neurological tissue
  • Supports and strengthens the pineal and pituitary glands, spleen, pancreas, male reproductive organs and neurological tissue

Physical Properties

Color

Green shades, emerald-green, greenish white, yellowish green, greenish brown, yellow, blue, may be violet-red to raspberry-red under incandescent light. Changes color in different lighting 

Habit

Hexagonal twinning, Prismatic shards, Tabular, pseudo-hexagonal, or tiny gem-like inclusions within a larger matrix

Twins

Common, producing either flattened heart-shaped or pseudo-hexagonal multiple contact and penetration twins

Rarity

One of the rarest gemstones on earth

Luster

Vitreous

Species

Chrysoberyl

Zoning

ABsent 

Parting

Along twinned crystals

Gravity

3.70 - 3.72

Tenacity

Brittle

Fracture

Weak, Conchoidal

Cleavage

Distinct on [110] (though rarely observed), Imperfect on [010], Poor on [001]

Hardness

8.5

Locations

Sri Lanka, Burma, South Africa, Brazil, Madagascar, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, India, and USA, 

Bipartisan

Absent 

Dispersion

Low, 0.014, r > v

Chatoyancy

Absent

Pleochroism

Strong, X = red; Y = yellow-orange; Z = emerald-green

Fluorescence

Red 

Birefringence

0.009

Diaphaneity

Transparent to Translucent

Named After

The soon to be leader of Russia, Czar Alexander II

Melting point

1870 °C

Discovered In

1830 in the Ural mountains of Russia 

Luminescence

Weak red in SW and LW UV

Discovered By

Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

Chemical Name

Beryllium Aluminum Oxide

Refractive Index

1.744 - 1.755

System/Structure

Orthorhombic 

Chemical Formula

BeAl₂O₄

Inclusions (streak)

White

Chemical Classification

Beryllium 

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