Alexandrite Crystal Properties

Grounding, Good Luck, Spiritual Transformation

Gems By LYC
3 min readOct 22, 2022
Raw Iridescent Alexandrite

Aka: Chrysoberyl

Spiritual Properties

  • Enhances intuition
  • Promotes spiritual growth
  • Attracts good luck and good fortune
  • Helps reveal your true sense of purpose
  • Has a divine connection with the heavens
  • Balances the mind, emotions and pacifies the soul
  • Bridges the gap between the physical and etheric planes
  • Guides you to inner transformation and spiritual evolvement
  • Talisman to awaken the soul and invoke spiritual transformation
  • Aids you in tuning your spiritual body to high vibrational dimensions
  • Helps you recover alternative-life information and the Akashic records
  • Connects you with the frequencies of Divine Knowledge and Divine Love, and helps you use them to gather knowledge

Mental Properties

  • Centers the mind
  • Boost self-esteem
  • Inspires your imagination
  • Reinforces and realigns the mind
  • Realigns the mind with the body
  • Establishes harmony in your life
  • Helps to create a strong will and personal magnetism

Emotional Properties

  • Balances the emotions
  • Strengthens willpower
  • Enhances creative feelings
  • Helps you achieve emotional maturity
  • Encourages you to listen to your feelings
  • Encourages you to find the joy in everyday life
  • Helps you find joy within the different possibilities you see
  • Helps you accept change and the emotional issues that come with change
  • Assist you with accurately assessing and reacting to your emotions and others

Kundalini Properties

  • Opens the Heart, Third Eye, and Crown chakras


  • Chakras: Heart, Third Eye, and Crown
  • Energy: Projective
  • Planets: Mercury
  • Element: Air, Water, Earth
  • Zodiacs: Scorpio
  • Number: 1


  • I see the beauty in every moment

Health Benefits

  • Eases the symptoms of leukemia
  • Helps you assimilate proteins more easily
  • Powerful detoxifier and stimulates the liver
  • Balances the nervous system and glandular system
  • Soothes inflammation and tension in the neck muscles
  • Helps heal the nervous system, and reproductive organs and regenerates neurological tissue
  • Supports and strengthens the pineal and pituitary glands, spleen, pancreas, male reproductive organs, and neurological tissue

Physical Properties

Color: Green shades, emerald-green, greenish-white, yellowish green, greenish-brown, yellow, blue, maybe violet-red to raspberry-red under incandescent light. Changes in color in different lighting

Habit: Hexagonal twinning, Prismatic shards, Tabular, pseudo-hexagonal, or tiny gem-like inclusions within a larger matrix

Twins: Common, producing either flattened heart-shaped or pseudo-hexagonal multiple contacts and penetration twins

Rarity: One of the rarest gemstones on earth

Luster: Vitreous

Species: Chrysoberyl

Zoning: Absent

Parting: Along twinned crystals

Gravity: 3.70–3.72

Tenacity: Brittle

Fracture: Weak, Conchoidal

Cleavage: Distinct on [110] (though rarely observed), Imperfect on [010], Poor on [001]

Hardness: 8.5

Locations: Sri Lanka, Burma, South Africa, Brazil, Madagascar, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, India, and the USA,

Dispersion: Low, 0.014, r > v

Chatoyancy: Present

Pleochroism: Strong, X = red; Y = yellow-orange; Z = emerald-green

Fluorescence: Red

Birefringence: 0.009

Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent

Named After: The soon-to-be leader of Russia, Czar Alexander II

Melting point: 1870 °C

Discovered In: 1834 in the Ural mountains of Russia

Luminescence: Weak red in SW and LW UV

Discovered By: Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

Chemical Name: Beryllium Aluminum Oxide

Refractive Index: 1.744–1.755

System/Structure: Orthorhombic

Chemical Formula: BeAl₂O₄

Inclusions: Chromium and Possibly fluorite, apatite, mica platelets, rutile, and multi-phase inclusions along with negative crystals, fingerprints, liquid inclusions, needles, and hollow tubes

Streak: White

Chemical Classification: Beryllium

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