When he wasn’t expounding on the mysteries of the universe and challenging the writings of Aristotle, the Ancient Greek philosopher known as Alexander of Aphrodisias kept his eyes on the world. When he spotted a double rainbow in 200 AD, he took special note of the dark space between the bands of color. In the centuries that followed, this unique optical phenomenon became known as “Alexander’s band.”
We could think of no better comparison for the uncanny color that gemologists have achieved inside the lab-created Carialite oval at the heart of this pendant. Science has captured the spectrum of the rainbow in fabulous fashion. Every twist of the faceted centerpiece flashes a light-show of hues from deep blues and vivid violets to fiery reds, yellows and oranges. Why choose one color when you can have them all?