Twenty-five extremely rare alexandrites display their fascinating ability to change color in this classic tennis bracelet. Totaling 8.24 carats, the emerald-cut stones exhibit a lovely bluish-green hue in daylight and a purple color when viewed under incandescent light. Often described as an "emerald by day, ruby by night," the alexandrite is one of the rarest gemstones in the world, and it is certainly the most sought-after member of the chrysoberyl family. To find 25 examples so perfectly matched in size and color in a single piece of jewelry is truly extraordinary.
While the alexandrite’s ability to dramatically changing colors in varying light makes it extremely valuable, the stone's history makes it all the more intriguing. The first alexandrite was discovered in Russia in 1834 on the birthday of Tsar Alexander II, and was thus named in his honor. Because the stone's natural color change resembles the national military colors of Russia - red and green - the tsar subsequently claimed all of the best examples of this natural chrysoberyl for the throne, making this the gemstone of royalty.
The rare jewels are set in platinum with diamonds totaling 7.34 carats.
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