Alexandrite Color Change Created Gemstone Crystal Necklace
A lab created alexandrite set inside a 925 sterling silver setting. This comes with an 18 inch 925 sterling silver chain. The crystal changes color from lavender blue to violet purple, depending on the light source. The stone is 10x8mm. The setting and chain are marked 925.
Alexandrite is considered a lucky stone and is often used for encouragement and hope. It can give you strength and help guide you towards a more positive path in life. It can bring you joy, help to boost creativity, and enhance your spiritual side. The stone's color change is often a reminder that things can turn around on a moment's notice.
This alexandrite is a lab grown crystal that is created using a hydrothermal process. Elements such as beryllium and chromium have been added to produce the beautiful colors.
Some people have the misconception that a man-made stone is less effective than a natural gemstone when used in a metaphysical sense. This isn't really true. Because lab grown or man-made gemstones are made up of the same chemical compounds as most natural occurring gemstones, there is little difference in their mineral properties.
From the ISG:
"Creating gemstones in a lab is an art that must be learned and perfected using imagination and skill. Lab created gemstones are not imitations, they are newly created gemstones that are of the same make up as the mined gemstones. So by definition, gemstones created in a lab cannot be called synthetic because rather than imitate a gemstone...they ARE gemstones.
It fact, quartz has been hydrothermally grown for the electronics industry since the time of World War II. As a result the perfection of the crystal growth is so refined that the ability to identify hydrothermal quartz is virtually impossible without scientific equipment."
From the GIA:
"The hydrothermal growth process is slow and expensive. But it’s the only method for successfully growing created quartz. This process requires heat and pressure that mimics the conditions deep in the earth, resulting in the formation of natural gems. Nutrients are dissolved in a water solution, and then the crystals form as the solution cools."
Stones may have some imperfections and inclusions. Be sure to check all photos, including the zoom feature, for details about a particular stone. Please see photo with ruler for size. Colors may vary with individual monitors.
Many stones are susceptible to fading, and they should be kept out of direct sunlight. Do not use hot water or salt water to clean them. Stone properties and descriptions are for informational purposes only and do not offer any guaranteed outcomes. Also, they are not intended as a substitute for medical care.
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