- Alexandrite is extremely resilient for use in jewellery and can be worn daily under normal circumstances
- Most alexandrite can be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner and certainly with a damp cloth and warm soapy water
Alexandrite is one of the world‘s most expensive gems, with prices similar to those fetched by fine ruby or emerald because of their rarity and their exotic, phenomenal qualities. A combination of alexandrite and "cat's eye" is the most desirable.
A premium is placed on gems that contain strong colour change qualities, since with alexandrites a predominantly "muddy" mix of greens, browns and reds tends to be the norm, resulting in a vague colour change.