Enchanting alexandrite changes colors depending on your light source. Alexandrite shimmers with a beautiful teal or green color in daylight or fluorescent light. But in incandescent light, it changes to a purplish red color. No matter the color, alexandrite is a captivating gemstone, making alexandrite jewelry a special gift for a loved one. And as an alternative birthstone for June, it's an extra special birthday gift.
COLOR: Alexandrite changes from blue-green in daylight to purplish red under incandescent light.
DURABILITY: Alexandrite is relatively hard with excellent toughness, making it a good choice for everyday wear.
Alexandrite Jewelry Care
Is Alexandrite Jewelry Safe for Normal Wear?
Alexandrite is a relatively hard stone with excellent toughness. Its general resistance to heat, light and everyday chemicals makes it okay for day-to-day activities. Avoid bleach and harsh chemicals.
How to Clean Alexandrite Jewelry
Alexandrite is a stunning gemstone, made popular by the way it appears to change color as you move from daylight to artificial light. To maintain the gem's beauty, proper cleaning of alexandrite jewelry is important. Warm soapy water is always a good choice, and a soft-bristled brush can be used to remove extra dirt. Wipe alexandrite jewelry dry before storing.
Other Ways to Clean Alexandrite Jewelry
Ultrasonic and steam cleaners may be safe options. Speak to a KAY associate. And remember, you can always take advantage of KAY's free jewelry cleaning services.
How to Store Alexandrite Jewelry
The relative hardness of alexandrite makes it mostly safe from scratching and damage in your jewelry box. However, its tough exterior could be a threat to softer gemstones you keep on hand. Make sure to wrap alexandrite jewelry in a soft cloth or keep separated from softer stones.
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