This ring is worthy of the Grand Princess Alix! The alexandrite gemstone, front and centre in this design, may have been unearthed in the Ural Mountains of the Russian Tsar Alexander II.
In the annals of human history, the alexandrite is a recent discovery. First found in the beginning of the 19th century, in Russia and named for its Tsar. Alexandrite gemstones are very rare, although today the stone is mined in many parts of the world, fortunately, today the gemstone can be synthesised. Using Mohs' scale of mineral hardness from 1 to 10, this gemstone is one of the hardest of the gemstones. It has a good hardness of 8.5. The alexandrite's most sensational feature is its surprising ability to change its colour. This unique gemstone colour changes from green or bluish-green in daylight to a soft shade of red, to purplish-red or to raspberry red in incandescent light.
This unique optical characteristic makes it one of the most valuable gemstones of all, especially when exhibiting the fine qualities of clarity, brilliance and faultlessness.
Our Grand Princess Alix is firmly held in platinum and complimented by two flanking trillium diamonds. The gemstone's mount rests on two smaller diamonds. A total of 2.10 carat (ct) of diamonds is used to glorify the dominant Alexandrite.
This is a rare design, for a rare gem. So rare, we have only made one!