Most large alexandrite gemstones can only be found in old period jewelry, since new material is so extremely rare. Many English Victorian jewelry designs feature alexandrite stones, but mostly smaller stones. Antique Russian jewelry designs are famous for using some of the largest alexandrites available.
Alexandrites are a hard and durable stone, and so they are ideal for any jewelry design such as rings, earrings, pendants, brooches, pins and pendants. Since they are often very small and expensive, they are usually set and utilized as accent stones rather than center stones. They are perfect for creating halo jewelry designs as well as eternity and anniversary bands.