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Alexandrite in Beryl var. Emerald from A Franqueira, A Cañiza, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain.

Alexandrite is a variety of chrysoberyl.

The most striking characteristic of this gem and that gives it more value is that it has a different color depending on whether it is given natural or artificial light: green under daylight and purple-red under incandescent artificial light.

In the photo we can see its red fluorescence under long wave UV light.


Most Common Activator: Cr3+

Other activators: Mn4+ , V2+ ,

Long wave UV light.

Under Visible light.

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