What color is June’s birthstone? Sometimes it looks green, sometimes red, why?

June’s illustrious birthstone is none other than the lovely Alexandrite!  This color changing beauty was discovered in 1830 in Russia, on Czar Alexander II’s birthday. That, along with the red and green colors of its motherland, gives Alexandrite its name.

Aside from being highly sought after by collectors, its amazing color change properties make it an interesting and lovely gemstone.  When viewed in daylight it exhibits a vivid green color, but when lighting is switched to incandescent it turn a rich red.  So basically, you get two birthstones in one!  Lucky June babies!!

Stop in to Abshire & Haylan Jewelers to find out more about your dual personality gemstone.