And then there’s rare…
This piece was created to profile a flawless, 12.75 ct. Alexandrite, one of the world’s rarest gems.
The intention, from the beginning, was to create an art piece, wearable, but designed to be felt, held.
This piece is entirely fabricated, crafted using 18K yellow , green and rose gold with platinum understructure supporting the (removable) Alexandrite. This centerpiece resist a bed of rose gold, capped by green gold leaves, bordered by yellow gold.
There are 2 custom cut, 1/2 round diamonds bordering the center stone, these are captured in bezels that are also the finials of the Alexandrian column that forms the ring’s shank.
The details are all of the era of Alexander the great, There are rose gold coils (mimicking Pomegranate stalks) with green gold leaves bordering the bas-relief portraits of Alexander the Great on one side, and Alexander the First on the other.
The color change nature of fine Alexndrite is very present here, it’s called dichroism, and exhibits a color shift from a deep red to green depending on the type of light you’re viewing it in.