Exclusive ruby-set smartphones unveiled

Limited Android smartphones feature 395 brilliant-cut rubies

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Exclusive ruby-set smartphones unveiled The Ruby Passion is limited to 8 pieces and features 395 brilliant-cut rubies, set in 18-carat yellow gold with 144 brilliant-cut diamonds and a red alligator cover.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  January 22, 2015

Gem-stone supplier, Gemfields and jewellery brand, Savelli have partnered for the second time to launch a collection of limited edition ruby-set smartphones featuring Gemfields Mozambican rubies.

Handmade in Switzerland, the Savelli Ruby Limited Edition smartphones have been unveiled in Geneva this week.

"We are thrilled to be partnering once again with Savelli in what is one of the first design collaborations to feature Gemfields Mozambican rubies," said Gabriella Harvey, Gemfields director of Cut and Polished Gemstones.

"The Ruby Limited Edition collection epitomises the kind of fine luxury craftsmanship that is normally only found in high watchmaking and jewellery. We are delighted that our gemstones are being used to forward innovation in the luxury smartphones sector."

The first Android smartphone, which is limited to 20 pieces is called Ruby Mystery and features 395 brilliant-cut rubies set in 18-carat white gold with a black alligator back cover and an ultra-bombé, unscratchable sapphire crystal screen.

The second, which is called Ruby Passion is limited to 8 pieces and also features 395 brilliant-cut rubies, set in 18-carat yellow gold with 144 brilliant-cut diamonds and a red alligator cover. It also has ultra-bombé, unscratchable sapphire crystal screen and runs on Android.

Last year the two brands collaborated to launch an emerald-set smartphone collection, featuring Gemfields responsibly sourced Zambian emeralds.

Alessandro Savelli, founder and CEO of Savelli: "After collaborating with Gemfields in the Emerald Limited Edition with those charming coloured stones, Savelli is now pursuing the ‘king of gemstones' - the Ruby. I have always been fascinated by this gem and also rediscovered it recently in an old family jewel. A symbol of passion, prosperity and eternal love, it was a precious gift for my wife. Now, with this exclusive new collection, I would like to share the magic and beauty of rubies to all Savelli women".

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