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June Birthstone: Alexandrite

As the lesser known June birthstone, alexandrite is a unique choice to celebrate a special birthday. Its stand out colour changing qualities make it an excellent gemstone to surprise someone special. Take a look at our pick of the best alexandrite designs on R&O.

Alexandrite was originally discovered in the 1830’s in Russia’s Ural Mountains. Often described as “emerald by day, ruby by night” this unique gem is exceptionally rare and extremely valuable. While natural alexandrite is hard to find, lab created variants hold the same chemical composition and are a great way to surprise someone with this modern stone.  

Since the discovery of alexandrite, it has been considered a token of good luck and is believed to strengthen intuition and creativity. Alexandrite is also believed to encourage romance and hope. Its continuously changing colours remind us that life is not always what it seems to be. 

This classic tennis bracelet is a timeless gift for someone special. The stunning alexandrite sits on a Sterling silver bracelet which is perfect to finish off an evening look.

Alexandrite Tennis Bracelet  £182
Alexandrite Tennis Bracelet
£182

These vintage inspired earrings are perfect for anyone with a love for classic style. The blue-green tones of alexandrite are complemented by cubic zirconia making these a statement piece.

Alexandrite & Cubic Zirconia Teardrop Earrings  £119
Alexandrite & Cubic Zirconia Teardrop Earrings
£119

Cubic zirconia accents this simple alexandrite pendant necklace. Using a dazzling round cut, the pendant is suspended on a box chain for a delicate finish.

Alexandrite & Cubic Zirconia Accent Pendant Necklace  £65
Alexandrite & Cubic Zirconia Accent Pendant Necklace
£65

This alexandrite forever ring is the ultimate way to share your love. Set on a Sterling silver band, this stand out ring is sure to impress.

Alexandrite Forever Ring  £95
Alexandrite Forever Ring
£95

For those with simpler style, a pair of alexandrite stud earrings are the perfect addition to their jewellery collection. This oval cut pair sit on Sterling silver embellishment for subtle detailing.

Alexandrite Stud Earrings  £69
Alexandrite Stud Earrings
£69

As pictured above, this romantic alexandrite heart pendant necklace is a romantic gift for a June birthday. Set in Sterling silver on a fine chain, this simple but impactful design is perfectly formed. 

Heart Shaped Alexandrite Pendant Necklace  £85
Heart Shaped Alexandrite Pendant Necklace
£85