Were you ever into mood rings? But maybe disappointed because all your ring ever seemed to tell you was that you were "stressed"?
Alexandrite is like a mood ring but SO MUCH BETTER — it's a gemstone that changes color in different lights.
Observe as this alexandrite goes from blue (in ambient light) to a sparkly purple under incandescent light (as in, from a lightbulb).
Depending on where alexandrite is mined, the stone's color spectrum can vary. High-quality Russian alexandrite can be green in daylight and deep purple or even red in incandescent light.
Alexandrite from Sri Lanka typically changes from green to a brownish hue.
Oooooh, aahhhh: Observe the pretty.
Genuine and high-quality alexandrite is rare and can be very expensive due to its scarcity.
Like, here's a Brazilian alexandrite stone (not even a ring), asking $140,450!
But then again, you can also look for synthetic alexandrite pieces, which can also be beautiful. This ring, for example, is vintage!
This 1960s synthetic alexandrite ring can be purchased on Etsy for $1,185.