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Faceted alexandrite gem

Alexandrite was a greenish variety of chrysoberyl that appeared reddish under non-natural light, such as light spells. This transparent gem was usually faceted and used in pendants and earrings. Alexandrites were used as a magic focus for items that provided good luck, favorable reactions, protection, or other good omens. Examples included luckstones and the cursed lodestone.[1][2] A typical specimen had a base value of 100 gp[1] or 500 gp.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 136. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 300. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.

External linkEdit

Alexandrite article at Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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