*Gubelin 1960 Zurich 18 kt geometric ring with 23.34 cts Cat's eye Moonstone
Geometric cocktail ring designed by Gubelin.
A modernist sculptural piece, created in Zurich Switzerland by the famous house of Gubelin. This one-of-a-kind geometric ring was crafted in solid 18 karats yellow gold and is composed by two elements; the squared shank and the round raised base. The avant-garde and elegant design, hold on top a round cabochon dome cut (15 x 15 x 14.5 mm) of a rare natural cat's eye moonstone of 23.34 carats.
The stone's luminescent appearance, unusual high dome profile, and delicate chatoyancy give the ring unforgettable visual fluidity. A thoroughly contemporary piece of jewelry, it is beautifully made, superbly designed, and very chic ring for any moment of fashion.
Have a total weight of 14.43 Grams and the actual size is 8.5 sizeable. The top view measure are 22 mm by 21 mm and raise 15 mm over the finger
Stamped with the Gubelin mark and the Swiss assay hallmark, ".750".
The Gubelin house was founded in 1854 when Mauritz Breitschmid opened a watchmaker's shop on the Pfistergasse in Lucerne. a few years later, in 1861, Eduard Jakob Gübelin was born in eastern Switzerland. he subsequently moved to Lucerne and was apprenticed to the watchmaker Mauritz Breitschmid. The year 1886 marked a special occasion in the young watchmaker's life as Eduard Jakob Gübelin married bertha Sophia Breitschmid, the daughter of his old master. In the same year, the two men became business partners, managing the growing company together.
In the 1920s Gübelin opened its own jewelry atelier and at the same time set up a small gemological laboratory so that it could test – and be sure of the authenticity – of the stones its jewelers used. It also continued making and repairing fine watches for a discerning clientele, developing a reputation that soon reached throughout Europe and overseas.
Since 1854, the house of Gübelin has always been in the hands of the family and led by a family member throughout time the Gübelin family carefully nurtured its traditions. It kept the company’s core values alive and passed them on to the next generation which contributed to the success and growth of the swiss house.
Chatoyancy, In gemology, is an optical reflectance effect seen in certain gemstones. Coined from the French "œil de chat", meaning "cat's eye", chatoyancy arises either from the fibrous structure of a material, as in tiger’s eye quartz , or from fibrous inclusions or cavities within the stone, as in cat's eye chrysoberyl.
Note: The Cat's eye Moonstone in this ring is transparent, gem quality and with a very unusual and rare chatoyancy.
This ring is in perfect condition.
INVENTORY REF: R0000MNEN/.3468