There is an an interesting anecdote of a major European ball, when the empress of Russia wore her wonderful alexandrite jewelry, only to be shocked when a German princess was wearing the same gem because unscrupulous keeper of the Russian vault of jewels had sold some pieces to a German prince?
Alexandrite - the symbolism of red & green colors. The red flag symbolized insurrection during the revolutions, but in spite of its association with violence (and blood), the russian word for red also means “beautiful”. Green color commonly associated with nature and harmony. Does it mean that in Russia, Alexandrite can symbolize "beatiful nature"?