Alexandrite and Pear Diamond Engagement Ring
Discovered in the early 1830s and named after Alexander II, Czar of Russia, alexandrite is a very rare color changing form of chrysoberyl. In daylight, alexandrite's color takes is a pretty shade of blue-green, and in incandescent light, it can take on a more purple-red.
Due to their scarcity, natural alexandrites are incredibly expensive and often times can have undesirable brownish under tones. However, we got very lucky with Sean's engagement ring; it took a little while, but one of our colored gem suppliers was able to find us a lovely peacock green 0.47 ct alexandrite!
Once we procured the stone, Takayas set about creating the three stone ring design Sean requested.