Sometimes, a standard gift just won’t cut it.
Luxury fashion brand, Rubeus Milano knows just this and that’s why this Valentine’s Day they are unveiling the Imperial Necklace, one of the world’s rarest and most expensive jewellery pieces to date.
Perfectly showcasing the brand’s ‘la dolce vita’ ethos, the showstopping necklace includes the largest alexandrite gem in history: 69.37 carats, with a Gübelin report stating its Russian origin, as well as a color change from bluish-green to reddish- purple. The stone beats the latest record held by a 66 carats alexandrite gemstone exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington.
The alexandrite gemstones are among the 10 rarest, most sought after and most expensive in the world. The alexandrite was discovered in the Urals in 1830 and named as a tribute to the future Tsar Alexander II. The stones are a variety of chrysoberyl, with the unique feature of their bluish-green color in daylight which, through a wide range of colors, turns into a reddish-purple or even violet in incandescent light. The stone is sublimated through this color variation, which increases according to the density of the stone and the presence of inclusions that hold the secret of the gem’s authenticity, further adding to its value.
This collection is unique in the world and includes 47 alexandrite gemstones that are exceptional in size and quality, from 2.12 to 69.37 carats.