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Drops of Water – Inspired by the Inner World of Sapphires

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Drops of Water line from the family-owned House of Gübelin is a source of deep enchantment for jewellery enthusiasts. The company’s own jewellery atelier is turning out creations that are inspired by the fascinating inner world of colored gemstones.

Inclusions, or the structures found within a gemstone, are a sign of nature’s own joy in creation. They give witness to its history, how it was created, and its character. Along with the valuable information about its origin and authenticity. These traits offer to gemmologists, they are impressive for their unique aesthetic appeal.

Drops of Water – Inspired by the Inner World of Sapphires

White gold ring with an oval sapphire 3.48ct and two pear shape sapphires totaling 0.17ct as well as two oval diamonds totally 1.06ct and 20 brilliant cut diamonds totaling 0.06 cts. HKD 505,000

This inner beauty has also served to inspire Gübelin designers for the Drops of Water line. In creating pieces of jewellery based on microphotographs of a sapphire. This technique makes visible the fascinating shapes and plays of color. Which have arisen within apatite crystals, allowing designers and artisans to virtually immerse themselves into the inner life of the gems. Turn their individual designs into timelessly elegant pieces of jewellery.

This led to the rounded shapes, be they ovals, drops or half-moons found in the Drops of Water line, set in delicate prongs. For these creations, Gübelin uses both blue gems such as sapphires and tanzanites as well as rubies, emeralds, violet or pink sapphires.

The Drops of Water line is part of Gübelin’s Deep Sea world of jewellery, which is based on the inner world of sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines and other blue gemstones. Their spectacular inclusions are reminiscent of mysterious oceans, fairy-tale sea creatures and marvellous corals.

Drops of Water – Inspired by the Inner World of Sapphires

Drops of Water – Inspired by the Inner World of Sapphires

A Pioneer of Gemmology

Eduard Josef Gübelin (1913–2005) is considered one of the pioneers in the field of gemmology. His studies of the inclusions in gemstones revolutionised science and laid the foundations for identifying them. With his impressive microphotographs, he also revealed the inner beauty of coloured gems. His Photo Atlas of Inclusions in Gemstones, a standard work of gemmology. Includes a photo of the sapphire which inspired the designers to develop the Drops of Water line.

This line is an expression of the Deeply Inspired philosophy for which Gübelin is renowned. “Whatever our undertaking, our inspiration has always come from equal parts of beauty and knowledge”, says Raphael Gübelin, President of the Swiss family-owned business. To symbolise this philosophy, each piece of Gübelin Jewellery contains a ruby. It is considered the king of gemstones and stands for passion and love.

Dr. Raphael Gübelin -  Gübelin Gem Lab nominated for 2016 JNA Awards 2016

Dr. Raphael Gübelin –
Gübelin Gem Lab nominated for 2016 JNA Awards 2016

The jewellery pieces are available at selected Swiss Gübelin boutiques. As well as at the boutique in Kuala Lumpur and the private salon in Hong Kong.

Eduard Josef Gübelin on the Inner Life of Sapphires –

“A delicate coat of silken velvet sheen spreads over it, leading the glance into its hidden depths, rendered as unfathomable as mountain lakes by a tiny trace of cobalt blue. Of enchanting beauty and nearly as valuable is the marine blue sapphire, dazzling yet warmly radiant crystallised drops of the deep blue oriental ocean.”

Drops of Water – Inspired by the Inner World of Sapphires

White gold ring with an oval sapphire 3.48ct and two pear shape sapphires totaling 0.17ct as well as two oval diamonds totally 1.06ct and 20 brilliant cut diamonds totaling 0.06 cts. HKD 505,000

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