A gemstone similar to alexandrite can be made in a laboratory. That kind of stone is called synthetic or simulated alexandrite. These are not made of chrysoberyl. People make these because alexandrite is expensive, and the synthetic alexandrite costs less.
Alexandrite is one of the birthstones for June.
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- "Alexandrite Synthetics and Imitations, In Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide". 2006. Archived from the original on 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2007-07-09.