Gübelın presents the art collaboratıon featurıng Claudıa Lımacher as well as a rare colour-changıng spınel
At the artgenève, the House of Gübelin is celebrating two premieres at once: the art collaboration with Claudia Limacher as well as a cocktail ring featuring a spectacular spinel. The art collaboration between Gübelin and Claudia Limacher invites visitors to discover a universe of colours and floral structures. Inspired by the inner world of a gemstone, the high-carat Ornament of Flowers cocktail ring was created, set with a colour-changing spinel, as well as Claudia Limacher’s abstract painting Blooming Universe.
As part of the artgenève, the House of Gübelin presents its latest art collaboration. Both the team from the jewellery atelier as well as the artist Claudia Limacher found inspiration in the fascinating inner world of a gemstone to create their works. They also jointly conceived the design of the fair booth which makes a visit into a true experience. The presentation at the art fair itself reflects the unique inspiration in which the creative partners immerse themselves into the photomicrography of the Ornament of Flowers line and then interpret the image in their individual genre and materials.
At the art fair in Geneva, Gübelin Jewellery presents its latest haute joaillerie creation. This one-of-a-kind piece is an opulent cocktail ring from the Ornament of Flowers line. The cocktail ring is set with the iconic ruby, which adorns every piece of Gübelin Jewellery while also embodying the nature of the art collaboration: sharing knowledge and inspiration. To mark this collaboration, Gübelin Jewellery is presenting for the first time a creation from this line adorned with a spinel.
Spinels are rare and among hardest of gemstones. Especially in recent years, the demand for spinels has markedly increased. For this high-carat cocktail ring, Gübelin Jewellery chose a spectacular spinel, one which changes its colour depending on the light source. In sunlight, it radiates blue and under artificial light in purplish-violet. This 12.13 ct spinel has a highly recognisable colour change, which makes the gemstone stand out.
This spinel displays a further unique characteristic: the radiant blue is caused by a mixture of the colour-determining elements of cobalt and iron, with cobalt being the dominant element. This combination creates the saturated and homogenous colour of the gemstone, which makes it highly sought-after. The fine and precise cut brings the spinel’s qualities to full bloom. In selecting this specimen, Gübelin Jewellery again demonstrates the highest level of expertise in gemmology along with its access to unique gemstones.
Raphael Gübelin, President of the House of Gübelin, explains: “Our family-owned firm stands for coloured gems. We love the wide range of colours and gemstones of select quality. Spinels have significantly grown in interest. For this cocktail ring we found an extremely rare spinel that changes colours, much to the delight of both jewellery and gemstone connoisseurs.”
The Ornament of Flowers cocktail ring is characterised by the organic shapes and the variety of cuts. They lend the design lively light refractions and an exciting dynamic. The individual white gold threads join together to form the ring band. The bold curvature is highlighted by the sophisticated mix of cuts crafted especially for the diamond baguettes and brilliant-cut diamonds used in this ring. Additionally, pear and marquise-shape diamonds form a stylised bouquet of flowers. The impressive spinel of over 12 ct seems to float above the sculpturally composed ring. Adding to this, the company’s own atelier created a setting that lends the spinel both luminescence and lightness. It is held in place by four elegant prongs that allow the gemstone to glisten, highlighting the striking change of colour.
Claudia Limacher is an artist as well as a gallerist. As co-founder of the Impulse Gallery, she has created a platform for contemporary artists. She holds a degree in business consultancy, but ten years ago she dedicated herself completely to art, opening her gallery in Lucerne in 2020. Her works can be found in private collections across Europe, Asia and the USA.
Colours have a deep meaning for Claudia Limacher. She is a synaesthesia artist who sees sounds, words, numbers and emotions as colours. These impressions are expressed in her art. While cooperating with Gübelin, she found inspiration in the colours and shapes contained within a gemstone.