OF THE MONTH
Emerald by day, Amethyst (or Ruby) by night. This phrase is common when you hear people talk about Alexandrite thanks to its phenomenal color change property. Alexandrite, named after Alexander II of Russia, is the lesser known June birthstone because of its rarity and its cost per carat that rivals fine diamond prices. Alexandrite is part of the Chrysoberyl gemstone species and can have a lush green color in the daylight and a purplish red color in the candle light (or incandescent light). Alexandrite is one of the birthstones for June and is also a common anniversary present for the 55th year.