A hand-me-down to Bubba

To the Man, having a girl meant only spending more moo-lah, while me, on the other hand, feels that it’s an investment. Like the Patek Phillippe tagline – ‘You never actually own a Patek Phillippe. You merely take care of it for the next generation.’

Bubba is born in June and the birthstone typically associated with the month of June is pearl. I did a little digging and went on to find out that there is more than one birthstone associated with the month of June. The other two birthstones for the month include Moonstone and Alexandrite. The latter being a relatively modern gem.

Alexandrite was first discovered in Russia in 1831 during the reign of its namesake, Czar Alexander II, and is an extremely rare chrysoberyl with chameleon-like qualities.  Its color is a lovely green in both daylight and fluorescent light; it changes color to a purplish red in incandescent light.  Due to its rarity, some jewelers stock synthetic versions of this enchanting gemstone.  (Synthetic gemstones are man-made alternatives to the natural material, possessing the same physical, optical, and chemical properties as the natural gemstone.)

I happened to chance upon a picture of an Alexandrite ring and immediately fell in love with its chameleon-like qualities as described. It’s a shade of green or wait is that orange? Under different lighting, the colour of the gemstone is different. I was drawn to this beautiful stone so I asked a friend to help me hunt down the stone and he did! With the help of his jeweller, we came up with a design for the ring adorned with white and yellow diamonds. 🙂

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This ring is a perfect accessory and reminder to keep Bubba close to my heart. But more importantly, this ring will be an heirloom piece of jewellery that I’m keeping and passing on to Bubba when she grows up.

 

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