With its exceptional size, clarity, and strong color change, this gem variety of chrysoberyl is one of the finest know alexandrites. Under different lighting, the color of the gem changes.


  • Title: Whitney Alexandrite
  • Location: Hematita, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Type: Gem
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • Weight: 17.08ct
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): G10613, G10613
  • Photo Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Mineral Sciences
  • Fassion: Cushion

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