Alexandrite is a rare and colorful chrysoberyl mineral that has been used for centuries to make jewelry. Alexandrite stones were originally found in the foothills of the Ural Mountains in Russia. Rumored to have first been discovered on the birthday of Russia’s Czar, Alexander II, Alexandrite was given its name to honor him. If you are considering selling your Alexandrite or other precious stones for cash, contact Ralph Mueller & Associates today.
Alexandrite is a remarkable gem that exhibits a very rare color-changing phenomenon – it appears green or blue-green in daylight and changes to a raspberry-red or purplish-red in incandescent light. This magnificent mineral can only form under conditions where aluminum, beryllium and chromium come together; a rare occurrence in nature. It is this extremely rare chemical makeup that makes Alexandrite very valuable. Because of their chameleon-like properties, Alexandrite stones are sometimes referred to by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) as nature’s magic trick.
As a gem, Alexandrite stones are hard, tough and durable enough for daily wear with no special care. Grading the value of Alexandrite depends on two factors. The closer the colors in the stone are to pure green and pure red, the higher the value, and the amount of color contrast is also taken into consideration. Alexandrite can exhibit everything from 100% to only 5% color change. Alexandrite commands a high price, which can be equal to or even exceed the price of other gemstones such as rubies, emeralds, sapphires and diamonds. Ralph Mueller & Associates is a well established buyer of Alexandrite and other precious stones in the Phoenix Metro area, offering the best price for your used jewelry. Call (480) 949-9299 today.