Gem Junkies

The Phenomena of Alex

October 12, 2018 Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth. Season 1 Episode 19
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The Phenomena of Alex
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The Phenomena of Alex
Oct 12, 2018 Season 1 Episode 19
Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth.

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?

10:07:00              The Russian source

10:43:00              Sri Lanka source

11:32:00              Brazil

13:15:00              Synthetic Alexandrite

14:11:00              Did you know that Alexandrite can have another phenomenon? 

 

Show Notes

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?

10:07:00              The Russian source

10:43:00              Sri Lanka source

11:32:00              Brazil

13:15:00              Synthetic Alexandrite

14:11:00              Did you know that Alexandrite can have another phenomenon?