ngagement rings embody deep emotions and serve as an ongoing reminder of the wish to share a life together. Whether they are set with diamonds or coloured gems, these rings bring a sparkle to the eyes and hearken back to an especially romantic moment in time. These rings celebrate love in its most beautiful colours.
Here is a glittering selection from Gübelin Jewellery which says “yes” to colours, individuality and deep symbolism. Experienced goldsmiths, jewel setters and polishers created the exquisite pieces, based on Gübelin Jewellery’s unique aesthetic.
“As a member of the sixth generation of our family-owned company, I am very proud of the way in which we combine beauty, knowledge and artisanship,” says Raphael Gübelin, President of the Swiss family-owned firm.
Diamonds are the hardest materials found in nature and so are associated with timelessness and permanence. This gemstone is a brilliant choice for engagement rings that promise eternal love. Engagement rings with a diamond solitaire are elegant classics. Various shapes and cuts expand the selection and underscore the many facets of love.
Engagement and wedding rings make for a perfect pair. These two pieces of jewellery are designed and paired to be worn together (stackable) as a harmonious whole. The solitaire also stands for uniqueness and incomparability.
In 1902, the renowned gem cutter Joseph Asscher developed the cut that bears his name. Relatively few diamonds can be found in the Asscher cut. This platinum ring features an impressive Asscher-cut diamond of 5.75 ct. The size of the gemstone and its rare cut reflect the uniqueness of this ring from Gübelin Jewellery.
Love in its endless facets
The step-cut diamond in this platinum ring weighs 11.26 ct. Brilliant-cut diamonds, diamond baguettes, pear-shape diamonds as well as the iconic ruby from Gübelin Jewellery lend additional brilliance.
For centuries, sapphires have been associated with trust, loyalty and purity. Because of this symbolism, sapphire engagement rings enjoy great popularity and have a long tradition. The most famous engagement ring is probably the sapphire ring presented by Prince Charles for the hand of Lady Diana, which is now worn by Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. Since then, engagement rings with coloured gems have seen renewed interest, especially sapphires.
The “Drops of Water” ring is set with a 12.07 ct sapphire from Sri Lanka. Because of its high quality and colour, this sapphire bears the designation “royal blue”. The impressive sapphire is accompanied by two half-moon shape diamonds, reminiscent of a couple, forming a harmonious whole.
Love, ardour and passion – all symbolised by the ruby. As an engagement ring, it embodies emotionality, intensity and the fire of love.
A ruby from Mozambique, 2.02 ct, glitters in this solitaire white gold ring, set with brilliant-cut diamonds in a delicate pavé thread.
On the wings of love
Sapphires sparkle in all the colours of the rainbow. Especially rare are padparadscha sapphires with their characteristic orange-pink or pink-orange shades. They combine two delicate colours and are considered the rarest variety of sapphire. The engagement ring offered by Jack Brooksbank for the hand of Princess Eugenie was also set with a padparadscha.
In creating the “Splendid Feather” line, designers associated the unique shapes and structures within a padparadscha sapphire with delicate feathers. The lovingly crafted ring band is reminiscent of wings embracing the rare padparadscha.
Toi et Moi
Rings in which the two gemstones seem to embrace each other are known as toi et moi (French for you and I). These poetic rings, redolent with meaning and bearing a poignant name are a brilliant variation on classic rings.
The Toi et Moi white gold ring from the “Ancient Path” line is set with a pink spinel, 4.21 ct, and a tsavorite, 3.55 ct. The two coloured gems lend character to this expressive ring, also set with brilliant-cut diamonds in pavé thread.
As an expression of the House of Gübelin’s love of coloured gems, every piece of Gübelin Jewellery is set with a ruby. The ruby is considered the King of Gemstones and stands for love and passion.