This post includes one or more affiliate links. If you purchase something after clicking through, we may receive a small commission from the designer, retailer or shop (thanks!) More info here.Lucky June babies get their pick of beautiful birthstones, from luminous pearls to our previously featured art deco moonstone beauties. But today we’re going to spotlight the show-stopping loveliness of some art deco alexandrite jewelry. Alexandrite is a form of chrysoberyl, with a unique property: it changes color (or at least appears to) depending on the type and quality of the ambient light around it.
Sometimes called “emerald by day, ruby by night,” this rare and beautiful gemstone flashes shades of red and green. Besides being one of the three June birthstones, it’s also the traditional stone of the 55th anniversary. Check out some of our favorite pieces of art deco alexandrite jewelry below!
First up, this weird and wonderful (synthetic) alexandrite ring, with classic deco detail in enamel all around.
Next we’ve got this more traditional design, a beautiful authentic natural alexandrite in a stunning shade of green, ready for the color shift depending on the light:
Next we’ve got these beautiful “something blue (green)” lab-created art deco alexandrite earrings, at a slightly more affordable price point:
For a little more glam we add row after row of diamonds, as in this breathtaking ring:
This classic, antique white gold bracelet has beautiful synthetic alexandrites as well, though the piece itself is authentically antique, circa 1920s.
Another true vintage piece is this beautiful, natural alexandrite cushion cut ring:
We’ll never shy away from well executed art deco INSPIRED pieces, of course, like this striking rose gold art deco ring:
Or this one….
This gold men’s wedding band is a beautiful vintage find as well, with small, round-cut alexandrites in an art nouveau design:
Another synthetic beauty? (they usually still color change!) This art deco inspired alexandrite pendant:
Another pendant, this hand-me-down beauty:
Finally, we’ve got this all natural color-shifting alexandrite, ready to be set and tightened in just your size:
Don’t forget you can find more beautiful 1920s jewelry in our Art Deco Shop. We’ve included a mix of price ranges here in these art deco alexandrite jewelry pieces, both modern and repro, and our shop is updated with new finds weekly. And if you’re a June baby? Happy Birthday! Hope you’ve found something here to send along with a hint and a nudge to any loved ones who might be interested…