When you are shopping for alexandrite jewelry, the most important value factors to consider are the quality of the gemstone and the strength of its color change. The purest forms of alexandrite possess beautiful color-changing properties varying with different sources of light. In daylight, the stone turns shades of emerald and sea green. When lit by candles, lamps, and other incandescent lights, the gems take on a vivid red, violet, or purple hue.
Because all Gemvara jewelry is made to order, we can hand-select fine quality alexandrite to perfectly suit your design.
Alexandrite is June's birthstone and the 55th anniversary gem.
An eye-catching, gorgeous gemstone and a rare form of the gem chrysoberyl, alexandrite's discovery traces back to 1830 in Russia's Ural Mountains. The gemstone was discovered on Alexander II's 16th birthday and was thusly named after the future Czar. The gemstone's red and green hues mirrored those of the Imperial Russian flag, greatly enhancing its popularity throughout the empire, and for centuries to follow. Finnish mineralogist Nils Gustaf Nordenshold's new discovery was widely believed to bring good luck and fortune to its bearer.
Alexandrite is a very tough and durable gem, perfect for everyday wear. It can be cleaned with warm, soapy water.
Gemvara's fine quality alexandrite jewelry is designed to be passed down for generations to come, crafted by hand in the United States.
With a little care, your fine jewelry will keep its good looks forever.
The best way to clean your jewelry is by soaking it in a bowl of warm water with a few drops of ordinary dish detergent.
If needed, use a soft brush where dust and soap can collect.
Then just rinse and pat dry with a soft cloth.
You won't have to clean your jewelry as often if you put it on after applying hairspray, perfume, and cosmetics.
Be sure to remove your jewelry before strenuous activities like sports.
Keep jewelry away from chlorine and other household chemicals.
Always make sure it is dry and clean by wiping with a cloth before putting it away.
To protect the beauty of your jewelry, don't keep it in a tangle in a jewelry box.
Remember, gems can scratch metal or each other.
When you travel, make sure your jewelry pieces don't rub against each other in your bag.
Store each piece separately or wrap each one in tissue paper or a soft cloth.
We want you to love your Gemvara jewelry, so we offer a 101-day no-questions-asked return policy.
If you aren't satisfied with your unique Gemvara jewelry creation for any reason, you can send it back in its original unworn condition for a full refund.
Each returned piece must have its original tag attached, so leave the tag on until you are sure you love it.
If you love it but it doesn't fit, no problem: we offer one free resizing as well.
We stand behind our exceptional American-made quality with a one-year warranty on the craftsmanship of our jewelry.
Because the earth is precious too, we make our jewelry from conflict-free gems and recycled precious metals.
We're so convinced that you will love the Gemvara experience, we make it even easier by offering free shipping too.
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