Ethe­real Beauty

Mys­te­ri­ous and iri­des­cent, this is a Glow­ing Jel­ly­fish you will want to get your hands on

Hong Kong Tatler - - Tatler Focus | Gübelin -

Glow­ing Jel­ly­fish is not a name you would im­me­di­ately as­so­ciate with an ex­quis­ite, high-end jew­ellery line. But Gü­be­lin is full of sur­prises, and in its quest to ex­plore all as­pects of ma­rine life the Swiss jew­eller has shifted fo­cus from ocean cur­rents and found in­spi­ra­tion in the fluid, grace­ful move­ments of this mys­te­ri­ous sea crea­ture.

And the more you think about it, the more it makes sense. Any­one who has been scuba div­ing will have ad­mired the way jel­ly­fish float and bloom in the wa­ter. Made al­most en­tirely of wa­ter, their bell-shaped bod­ies gently bil­low to and fro and their long ten­ta­cles can seem like trails of light in the shal­low seas. Hav­ing barely changed in the last 500 mil­lion years, jel­ly­fish are also re­minders of an­cient earth—much like sapphires, the key gem­stone of this col­lec­tion. Which means that like sapphires, their beauty is time­less.

The star piece of this imag­i­na­tive jew­ellery

line is the plat­inum ring, which con­sists of an un­treated oval Kash­mir sap­phire of 3.78 carats. The plat­inum ring is em­bel­lished by a quar­tet of pear-shaped sapphires to­talling 0.3 carats, as well as eight pear-shaped di­a­monds to­talling 3.81 carats and fur­ther aug­mented by 82 bril­liant-cut di­a­monds to­talling 0.51 carats.

Gü­be­lin has again drawn in­spi­ra­tion from the nat­u­ral world and the gems it works with. The Glow­ing Jel­ly­fish piece, for in­stance, was in­spired by a zir­con crys­tal in­clu­sion trapped in a sap­phire. Com­mon in sapphires, these in­clu­sions can re­sult in fas­ci­nat­ing halo ef­fects, rem­i­nis­cent of the iri­des­cent glow of a jel­ly­fish—mean­ing Gü­be­lin can bring the ethe­real beauty of these crea­tures to the wearer’s fin­ger.

So while the idea of touch­ing an ac­tual jel­ly­fish isn’t too ap­peal­ing, we would do any­thing to get our hands on a Glow­ing Jel­ly­fish sap­phire ring this fes­tive sea­son.

THE GLOW­ING JEL­LY­FISH Plat­inum ring with a 3.78ct oval sap­phire from Kash­mir, four pear­shaped sapphires, eight pear-shaped di­a­monds (3.81cts) and 82 bril­liant­cut di­a­monds, by Gü­be­lin

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