The name Alexandrite comes from the fact that the gemstone was first discovered in the emerald mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1830, on the day of Prince Alexander II of Russia’s birthday. Because the stones appeared green or red, the same colors as Old Imperial Russia’s military colors, the stone became the national stone of Russia.
The gemstone has been thought to bring luck. In Russia, it is considered to be a stone of very good omen. It is also said to strengthen intuition, creativity, and imagination. Through the stone, joy enters the lives of people with too much self-discipline. The stone reminds us of our purpose in life and our origin. With its changing color, it is a reminder that life is not only what it seems to be.