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n. - A green variety of chrysoberyl used as a gemstone.

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  • This mineral furnishes us the gem, alexandrite, which is notable for its power to change in color from green in daylight to red in artificial light.
  • Chrysoberyl (alexandrite and also the greenish-yellow chrysoberyl).
  • An alexandrite laser is another red light laser, but it was a bit more efficient.
  • But then Henry found an alexandrite ring for me, and my magpie tendencies took over. for more
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