Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Special Alexandrite

Sometimes we get lucky to be at the right place at the right time. This is one of the most beautiful pieces
of Alexandrite I've ever seen. You can see from the video how much it glows when back lit. The color is much better in person. It is a much brighter purple-pink color.
It is one of the mineral highlights of this trip to Brazil. (along with the large Euclase crystal)



  1. Have you tried backlighting in daylight? Does it color shift to green?

  2. Hi John, it was a little dark but it did show a slight green. Mostly on the faces.