Whilst our gem-cutter Alexander Kreis has an illustrious lineage of gem-cutters behind him, he has also blazed his own trail. As his knowledge and experience accumulates so Alexander sets himself greater and greater challenges to turn rough stones into the pinnacle of their natural beauty. He does this by continually innovating; inventing new tools and techniques that can bring out the natural beauty of the stone.
The “Chanting of the Stars” is one such challenge, which has only added to Alexander’s repertoire. Like all great works of art it took time – twelve months in fact.
The cut was inspired by the singing of a comet shower. When a comet shower is traveling on its elliptic path around the sun (what takes up to 132 years to complete), it leaves a trace of stardust behind itself, which is crossed by planet earth.
It is at this point that we not only see the comets on a clear night sky but we can also hear them racing through the sky. That’s because the acoustic sound waves are transformed into radio waves due to the interaction of the hot, ionized air surrounding the comet with the magnetic field of our planet. And because radio waves are traveling at the same speed of light, you can hear the stars chanting.