Gem Junkies
Gem Junkies
Oct 12, 2018
The Phenomena of Alex
18 min
This week Jonathan and Brecken talk about something truly phenomenal- Alexandrite. This two-faced gemstone has captivated the gemstone world by setting the standard for a true color-changing gem. The question is, how? Catch this show for the breakdown of science, lore, and the gemstone market, all about Alex!

00:00:00              Sorry Standford

00:30:00              We’re back and gators

02:13:00              A request for Alexandrite

02:43:00              What is Alexandrite?

03:17:00              187 years ago it was discovered

04:03:00              A royal gemstone

04:46:00              1861

05:33:00              Heavily linked to Indian lore and astrology

06:57:00              After WWII in Russia

08:24:00              So chrysoberyl . . . 

09:09:00              How light source can affect the color of a gemstone

09:49:00              Where does Alexandrite come from?

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