Pleochroism vs Alexandrite - What's the difference?

pleochroism | alexandrite |


As nouns the difference between pleochroism and alexandrite

is that pleochroism is (physics) the optical phenomenon in some colored, transparent crystals (such as tourmaline) in which the color is different in different directions while alexandrite is .

pleochroism

Noun

  • (physics) The optical phenomenon in some colored, transparent crystals (such as tourmaline) in which the color is different in different directions.
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    alexandrite

    Noun

  • (mineral) A form of chrysoberyl that displays a colour change dependent upon the light source, along with strong pleochroism.