Alexandrite is a rare variety of colour changing gemstone. Known as an emerald by day and ruby by night, this incredible gem becomes a bluish-green huge in day light and stunning purplish-red colour in incandescent lighting. Lily Arkwright offers a dazzling collection of Chatham lab grown alexandrite engagement rings and dress rings.
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Alexandrite Engagement Rings
What are alexandrite engagement rings?
Alexandrite engagement rings feature the rare and mesmerising alexandrite gemstone, prized for its remarkable colour-changing properties. This chameleon-like stone displays hues ranging from green to red-purple under different lighting conditions. Alexandrite symbolises balance, growth, and transformation. These rings highlight the stone's unique qualities, often set in various styles such as solitaires, halos, or with accent stones, offering versatility and elegance. Alexandrite's scarcity and exceptional optical phenomena make it highly coveted. While moderately durable, care should be taken in cleaning and handling to preserve its brilliance. Alexandrite engagement rings represent rarity, individuality, and a captivating symbol of evolving love and life.
What is the history of alexandrite engagement rings?
The history of alexandrite engagement rings dates back to the gem's discovery in Russia's Ural Mountains in the 1830s. Named after Tsar Alexander II, alexandrite fascinated with its colour-changing properties—shifting from green in daylight to red under incandescent light. It became a prized gem among Russian aristocracy, symbolising good fortune and loyalty. However, due to its rarity, alexandrite remained exclusive. In modern times, it regained popularity for its uniqueness and mystical allure. Alexandrite engagement rings, cherished for their rarity and enchanting colour shift, signify transformation and enduring love, captivating hearts with their exceptional beauty and symbolism.
How much bigger does an alexandrite make an engagement ring look?
The visual impact of an alexandrite in making an engagement ring appear larger depends on several factors. While alexandrite is prized for its rarity and colour-changing properties, its value often lies in its uniqueness rather than its size-enhancing effect. Unlike a halo setting that encircles the centre stone, an alexandrite's impact on visual size might be less pronounced. However, the gem's exceptional colour shift and brilliance can draw attention, creating an illusion of a more captivating and dynamic appearance for the entire ring, adding allure rather than solely contributing to a perceived increase in size.
Celebrity Alexandrite Rings
Heidi Klum’s alexandrite engagement ring
Heidi Klum's engagement ring is a custom designed piece featuring a rare and stunning alexandrite gemstone. The ring was designed by her fiancé, Tom Kaulitz, who sourced the stone himself. The alexandrite is a unique gemstone that changes colour from green in daylight to red in incandescent light. The ring is also set with two cushion cut diamonds.
Lily Arkwright Loves
Isabella oval or Giselle round rings
Alexandrite engagement rings are a unique and special choice for couples who want a ring that is as captivating as their love. Alexandrite is a rare gemstone that changes colour from green in daylight to red in incandescent light. This makes alexandrite engagement rings a symbol of love that is constantly changing and evolving. Alexandrite engagement rings are also said to represent luck and good fortune.