This year at the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair we celebrate the ruby in its many facets – from the aesthetic to the historical to the scientific.
Along with its Swiss heritage, gemmological skill, excellence in jewellery craftsmanship and extraordinary service, the Gübelin name is above all associated with an expertise in and passion for the inherent beauty and quality of coloured gemstones.
For over 160 years, the House of Gübelin has stood for the highest quality in precious stones, jewellery and watches.
Eduard J. Gübelin (1913-2005), was a pioneer of modern gemmology. A member of the third generation of the Gübelin family, he showed the world that the inclusions inside coloured gemstones, far from being flaws, held the key to their story.
Our homage to the ruby is both an expression of our own fascination with this endlessly intriguing gem and a means of sharing our knowledge and passion about this true treasure of nature with the wider public.
«Inclusions can tell us where gemstones come from and – crucially – if and how they have been treated. Thanks to these insights, and more sophisticated analyses the industry now has the tools for determining the provenance and authenticity of these natural treasures – a great service to all who cherish them precisely because they are nature’s gift.»
Daniel Nyfeler, Managing Director Gübelin Gem Lab
«From the original idea to the design, prototype and finished piece, all jewelry from the House of Gübelin is brought to life under the guidance of our Atelier in Switzerland by master jewelers, goldsmiths and setters.»
Robert Ambord, Managing Director Gübelin Atelier