Grace of the Sea Anemone – Gübelin and Roger Dubuis collaboration watch

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gübelin and Roger Dubuis collaborate to find inspiration in Paraiba tourmalines

The House of Gübelin and the Geneva Manufactory of Roger Dubois jointly presented delightful new creations based on Paraiba tourmalines. Gübelin found inspiration for its new “Grace of the Sea Anemone” line from the inner world of a Paraiba tourmaline. In keeping with this theme, Roger Dubuis created the “Velvet Paraiba” watch, incorporating the fluid forms of the jewellery. This represents the first time that Roger Dubuis has worked together with a jewellery brand as part of a joint process of inspiration and design.

Grace of the Sea Anemone - Gübelin and Roger Dubuis collaboration watch

Grace of the Sea Anemone – Gübelin and Roger Dubuis collaboration watch

 

Grace of the Sea Anemone

The Swiss family-owned House of Gübelin presents its “Grace of the Sea Anemone” line, centred around creations using precious Paraiba tourmalines.  Gübelin designers found their inspiration in the fascinating inner world of a Paraiba tourmaline that adorns the “Grace of the Sea Anemone” bracelet. The white gold bracelet is set with seven cabochon-cut Paraiba tourmalines totalling 17.51 ct and 375 diamonds totalling 10.78 ct. 470 hours of work at the Gübelin jewellery atelier went into a bracelet whose perfectly refined craftsmanship promises its wearer the highest degree of comfort.

 

Grace of the Sea Anemone – Gübelin and Roger Dubuis collaboration watch

Inspired by the inner world of a Paraiba tourmaline

Gübelin designers used microphotography of this Paraiba tourmaline as their source of inspiration and created pieces of jewellery that incorporate the elegant patterns and structures within the precious gem. Organic shapes characterise the jewellery. Nestled about the precious gem while simultaneously resembling the elegant tentacles of a sea anemone waving gently in the currents. The line incorporates its fluid movements. Including bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces. Along with the lively and radiant Paraiba tourmalines, the pieces are also available with rubies, sapphires, emeralds, spinels or aquamarines.

Velvet Paraiba

The “Velvet Paraiba” is the scintillating result of the exclusive collaboration between Gübelin and Roger Dubuis. Its lunette is set with 46 round Paraiba tourmalines, the mother-of-pearl face is adorned with diamond-set ornaments corresponding to the design of Gübelin’s “Grace of the Sea Anemone” jewellery. The crown includes a 0.15 ct cabochon-cut Paraiba tourmaline. The inner workings and the watch itself are from the Roger Dubuis manufactory, which was awarded the “Poinçon de Genève” for excellence in watchmaking. This limited edition of eight watches worldwide is exclusively available at the Swiss Gübelin Boutiques in Geneva and Lucerne. As well as the  very special occasion of the launching of the “Grace of the Sea Anemone” line in the Gübelin Salon in Hong Kong.

Deeply Inspired – Deep Sea

“Grace of the Sea Anemone” is an extension of the Gübelin “Deep Sea” world of jewellery. Experienced goldsmiths, gemstone setters and polishers complete these exquisite pieces. Based on the unique aesthetic of Gübelin Jewellery. It is part of our “Deeply Inspired” philosophy. Which characterises the company at all levels and stands for the combination of beauty and knowledge. “As a member of the sixth generation of our company, I am very proud of how we bring together beauty, knowledge and craftsmanship,” states Raphael Gübelin, President of the renowned family-owned business. To symbolise this philosophy, every piece of Gübelin Jewellery contains a ruby. It is considered the king of precious gems and a symbol of passion and love.

Paraiba tourmalines

Paraiba tourmalines were first discovered in the 1980s in a mine in the Brazilian state of Paraiba. Eduard Josef Gübelin (1913–2005), one of the most renowned gemmologists of the 20th century, describes the colours of this rare precious gem as “flashlight blue turquoise” or “busily flickering mint green – an incomprehensible expressiveness exaggerated into the realms of the artificial.” Copper and manganese colour these Paraiba tourmalines in luminous blue and green shadings. This chemical structure, which establishes them as Paraiba tourmalines. Should only be determined in gemmological laboratories such as the Gübelin Gem Lab. Tourmalines in their characteristic colours are known in the trade as Paraiba tourmalines. They have also been mined for some years now in Mozambique and Nigeria.

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