With an ability to change its color Alexandrite is a very unique and beautiful gemstone. Green or bluish-green in daylight, alexandrite turns a soft shade of red, purplish-red or raspberry red in incandescent light.
TAAFFEITE, pronounced TAR-fite, is named after Bohemian-Irish gemologist Richard Taaffe who discovered the first one from a box of Sri Lankan spinels in The stone displayed a double refraction which was uncharacteristic of spinel.
Lucky are the ladies born in June as they have two different Birthstones to choose from, Pearl and Alexandrite. In addition, Pearls are the Anniversary Gemstone for the & year and Alexandrite for the year.