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Definition of the noun alexandrite

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noun - plural: alexandrites

  1. a green variety of chrysoberyl used as a gemstone
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: chrysoberyl = a rare hard yellow green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in crystal form

Alternative definition of the noun alexandrite

noun

  1. [mineralogy] A form of chrysoberyl that displays a colour change dependent upon the light source, along with strong pleochroism.

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Google previewCrystal Alchemy (2016)

Manifesting Love, Magic, Abundance, Cosmic Connection & Spirituality Using the Powers of Gemstones by Lani Sharp

Vibration High Alexandrite is a variety of chrysoberyl, a beryllium aluminium oxide with a hardness of 8.5. One of the hardest gemstones, second only to diamond and corundum, its crystal pattern is orthorhombic. Alexandrite is a crystal of ...

Google previewSolid-State Laser Engineering (2013)

by Walter Koechner

Since alexandrite is an intermediate crystal field material (E~800cm") there is coupling between the...

Google previewThe Book of Stones (2007)

Who They are & what They Teach by Robert Simmons, Naisha Ahsian, Hazel Raven

Alexandrite is a variety of Chrysoberyl, a beryllium aluminum oxide with a hardness of 8.5. It is one of the hardest ...

Google previewWells of Wisdom (2012)

Mental/Emotional – Alexandrite is a centering or balancing stone, which can also enhance our own self-esteem. It helps us to experience the joy that comes to us in this life and to also appreciate the good luck that comes our way too.

Google previewUnited States Congressional serial set (1902)

Alexandrite is the emerald-green variety which by artificial light appears a columbine or raspberry red. The crystals have a specific gravity of 3.644. Cyinophane, or true eat's-eye, is of a greenish yellow color and exhibits a fine chatoyant effect, ...

Google previewGemstones (2012)

by Michael O'Donoghue

Aggregations of emerald are found in lenses of biotite in schists and gneisses; alexandrite is an accompanying gem mineral. Some small pegmatite lenses are also present. The emerald crystals are found in the contact zones between schists ...

Google previewModern Jeweler’s Consumer Guide to Colored Gemstones (2012)

by David Federman

Alexandrite is a chrysoberyl that changes color like a stoplight when viewed in different lighting conditions.

Google previewCongressional Serial Set (1902)

Alexandrite is the emerald-green variety which by artificial light appears a columbine or raspberry red. The crystals have a specific gravity of 3.644. Cymophane, or true cat's-eye, is of a greenish yellow color and exhibits a tine chatoyant effect, ...

Google previewAnnual Report (1902)

by United States National Museum

Alexandrite is the emerald-green variety which by artificial light appears a columbine or raspberry red. The crystals have a specific gravity of 3.644. Cymophane, or true cat's-eye, is of a greenish yellow color and exhibits a fine chatoyant effect, ...

Google previewColored Gemstones (2010)

The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide : how to Select, Buy, Care for & Enjoy Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies, and Other Colored Gems with Confidence and Knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins

alexandrite is that you don't have to change the light in which it is being seen to experience its colors; merely changing the perspective does the trick. A rare and sometimes expensive emerald-green variety may exhibit a bright yellow ...

Google previewColour and the Optical Properties of Materials (2010)

An Exploration of the Relationship Between Light, the Optical Properties of Materials and Colour by Richard J. D. Tilley

Alexandrite is an extremely rare mineral. In daylight or the light from a fluorescent tube the stone looks blue– green, while in incandescent light from an ordinary tungsten-filament lamp or candlelight the stone appears deep red. The gemstone ...

Google previewThe Healing Power of Crystals (2013)

Birthstones and Their Celestial Partners by Magda Palmer

Discovered on the birthday of Tsar Alexander II, and sporting the Russian national colours, the Alexandrite is the first ...

Google previewGems and Precious Stones (1896)

With Descriptions of Their Distinctive Properties, the Methods for Determining Them, &c by Henry G. Smith

The variety Alexandrite is a dark-green by daylight, but changes to a raspberry- red hue by artificial light ; this change of colour affords a good illustration of dichroism. By a system of twinning, this variety presents the appearance of an obtuse ...

Google previewGem and Stone (2012)

Jewels of Earth, Sea, and Sky by Jenifer Altman, Heather Smith Jones, Thomas W. Overton

QLEXFINDRITE: Alexandrite is a variety of chrysoberyl. Named for Tsar Alexander II of Russia, the stone is renowned for its ability to change colors under different lighting conditions. The mines in Russia are depleted, but current deposits are ...

Google previewGems and Precious Stones of North America (1890)

A Popular Description of Their Occurrence, Value, History, Archæology, and of the Collections in which They Exist, Also a Chapter on Pearls, and on Remarkable Foreign Gems Owned in the United States. Illustrated with Eight Colored Plates and Numerous Minor Engravings by George Frederick Kunz

Alexandrite is the variety of chrysoberyl that is colored by chromium. It is, by natural light, of a ...

Google previewManual of mineralogy, including observation on mines, rocks, reduction of ores (1854)

and the application of the science to the arts with 260 illustrations ; designed for the use of schools and colleges by James Dwight Dana

Alexandrite is a name given to an emerald-green variety from ...

Google previewReport Upon the Condition and Progress of the U.S. National Museum During the Year Ending June 30 ... (1902)

by United States National Museum

Alexandrite is the emerald-green variety which b}' artificial light appears a columbine or raspberry red. The crystals have a specific gravity of 3.644. Cymophane, or true cat's-eye, is of a greenish yellow color and exhibits a fine chatoyant effect, ...

Google previewPrecious Stones; a Book of Reference for Jewellers (1903)

by Wallis Richard Cattelle

The gem alexandrite is a fine tourmaline-green by day and ruby-red by artificial light. The combination is rare, one or the other color being, as a rule, weak. The night color is rarely stronger than a purplish pink to columbine-red, and the day ...

Google previewJewelry & Gems The Buying Guide (2012)

How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Precious and Other Popular Gems with Confidence and Knowledge by Antoinette Matlins

And one benefit it has over alexandrite is that you don't have to change the light in which it is being seen to experience its colors. There is also an emerald green variety that may exhibit a bright yellow simultaneously, or when viewed from ...

Google previewGemstone Guide Book (2015)

by J. Steele

ALEXANDRITE. Alexandrite is a variety of chrysoberyl that displays a colour change depending on light conditions and the angle it is view from (pleochroism). The ideal colour change would be fine emerald green to fine purplish red, but this is ...

Google previewAnnual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution (1902)

Report of the U.S. National Museum by United States National Museum

Alexandrite is the emerald-green variety which by artificial light appears a columbine or raspberry red. The crystals have a specific gravity of 3.644. Cymophane, or true cat's-eye, is of a greenish yellow color and exhibits a fine chatoyant effect, ...

Google previewGems (1916)

by Helen Bartlett Bridgman

The singular alexandrite is a third variety of chrysoberyl.

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Alexandrite Meaning

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