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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 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 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 previewFibonacci Tales (2016)

Dust Tales by eLBe

Alexandrite is a stone of regeneration that enhances rebirth of inner and outer self, expediting change in the world by producing expansiveness, creativity, awareness in manifestation as art setting the standard for bringing Divine ideas into life ...

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 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

One benefit andalusite has over 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 ...

Google previewManual of Mineralogy, Including Observations on Mines, Rocks, Reduction of Ores, and the Applications of the Science to the Arts ... for the Use of Schools and Colleges (1863)

by James Dwight Dana

Alexandrite is a name given to an emerald-green variety from the Urals, which is supposed to be colored by chrome , ...

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 previewThe Complete Guide to Crystal Astrology (2012)

360 crystals and sabian symbols for personal health, astrology and numerology by Marina Costelloe

and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia Marc Edmund Jones Key Word: Munificence Jane RidderPatrick Healing Body Point: Zygomatic muscle Crystal Element: Alexandrite Expression: Alexandrite is a gemstone variety of chrysoberyl.

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 previewA Compendium for Advanced Aesthetics (2017)

A Guide for the Advanced or Master Aesthetician by Mary Nielsen

An Alexandrite is a red wavelength and will not be effective on red-colored tattoos. Client Consultation: Tattoo removal requires an evaluation and assessment of the client and the tattoo. It is helpful to know the age of the tattoo and whether it ...

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 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 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 previewGems (1916)

by Helen Bartlett Bridgman

The singular alexandrite is a third variety of chrysoberyl.

Google previewGems and Precious Stones (1896)

With Descriptions of Their Distinctive Properties : the Methods for Determining Them, &c by Henry George 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 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 by artificial light apjx'ars a columbine or raspberry red. The crystals have a specific gravity of H.1544. Cymophane, or true cat's-eye, is of a greenish yellow color and exhibits a fine chatoyant effect ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Crystals (2007)

by Judy Hall

aceted Alexandrite Ra W Alexandrite Hyalite (Water Opal) Crystal system Chemistry Hardness Source Chakra Zodiac sign Beneficial for Hyalite is a wonderful stone for scrying, as its watery depths stimulate intuition, connect with the spiritual ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

alejandrita; Spanish pronunciation of alexandrite. Alençon diamond; a misleading term for smoky rock crystal from Alençon, France.

Google previewChambers concise dictionary (2004)

Gemstone Month Garnet January Amethyst February Aquamarine, bloodstone March Diamond April Emerald May Alexandrite, moonstone, pearl June Ruby July Peridot, sardonyx August Sapphire September Opal, tourmaline October Topaz ...

Google previewMystics Dictionary of Spirit Language LPE

by Ken Ludden

ALEXANDRITE – 1) that which brings spiritual knowledge which, depending on source of light, is either of the heart (spiritual light) or of abundance ( manufactured light); 2) change from heart to abundance depending on spiritual presence.

Google previewChamber's Condensed Encyclopedia (1895)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ... by D. T. Stuart

ALEXANDRITE 27 ALIOTH £ tne pause or break at the end of A. geometry, the application of algebra to e foot. Thename of several ancient the solution of geometrical problems. A. medical preparations. signs, certain signs or characters used ...

Google previewThe National Standard Encyclopedia (1888)

A Dictionary of Literature, the Sciences and the Arts, for Popular Use

Alexandrite, al-ega-an'drtt. A variety of ohrytoberyl found In the mica-slate of the Urals. Ale-yard, fil'yard. An elongated drinking glass and. measure for ale. Alexis, fU-eks'is. The name of several more of less distinguished royal personages.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

Alexandrite, a variety of the mineral chrysoberyl (q.v.). It occurs in twin crystals (trillings) and is chiefly remarkable for the fact ...

Google previewFiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary (2002)

by J.K. Petersen

Alexandrite A nonmetallic crystalline material used in tunable solid-state lasers that operate in the near- infrared or ultraviolet regions. It has laser medical/ cosmetic applications and is now used to write fiber Bragg gratings. It has also been ...

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