- a variety of chrysoberyl, green by daylight and red-violet by artificial light, used as a gem.
Origin of alexandrite
Examples from the Web for alexandrite
Historical Examples of alexandrite
I think I'll send that Alexandrite as a sort of peace offering.The Trail of Conflict
Emilie Baker Loring
Chrysoberyl (alexandrite and also the greenish-yellow chrysoberyl).
This species furnishes us Alexandrite, chrysoberyl cat's-eye and less valuable chrysoberyls of yellowish-green color.
Specimens of the Alexandrite, named after Alexander I., are also to be seen here in beautiful form and clearness.Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia
Maturin M. Ballou
- a green variety of chrysoberyl used as a gemstone