About Gubelin Brand
Six generations of the family-owned jewelry business and counting. Meet the House of Gübelin, a Swiss jewelry and watch making company that has been in business since 1854.
Moving through the changing landscapes of time, the Gübelin brand remains loyal to its fundamentals of making jewelry. It is based on the deep knowledge of gemstones and appreciation of the meaning of each jewelry piece from within. The company calls it Deeply Inspired philosophy. You can clearly see a visual representation of this concept in the perfection of Gübelin jewelry.
Being competent in gemstones is the first priority of the brand. Simultaneously with the first jewelry store opening in the 1920s, the House sets up a gemological laboratory to test the stones. It allowed the maker to be sure of the authenticity and offer only the best gems to the clients. This lab operation expanded to the advanced gemological studies since then. Today Gübelin labs are established globally with branches in New York and Hong Kong. Modern Gübelin business includes the Gübelin Gem Lab, the Gübelin Academy and the Gübelin Jewellery brand.
Vintage Gübelin jewelry is sought-after and in a high demand. Keep an eye on our Gübelin collection as we are adding new pieces to it whenever we have a chance.
About Enamel Jewelry
Enamel jewelry is beloved for its glossy, colorful appearance. Enamel has been in jewelry making since the 1200s in China and Persia. It was flourishing again during the Art Nouveau era and had its comeback in the 1970s.
Enamel is a specifically formulated glass powder or a paste applied to a metal. After the application it gets heated up to 950°C.
Here are some of the most popular enameling techniques in jewelry making:
It’s the most complicated to execute among enameling techniques. Plique-a-Jour was especially popular among such Art Nouveau artists as Rene Lalique, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Peter Carl Faberge. The name can be translated from French as “to let light in”. The method allows light to go through the piece and make it glow. It’s done by applying the enamel powder in between the little metal sections while using the foil to hold it together. After the enamel solidifies, the foil gets removed. This process creates a stained-glass appearance with delicate colors and lights coming from within.
Cloisonné – or hard enamel – is done by layering enamel past the metal line. But first the design is stamped into a metal base. Then it gets polished down to the level of the metal. Due to the lengthier process, Cloisonné is considered more durable and higher quality.
This technique begins with the design being engraved onto the metal. Then the enamel is filling the etchings. To achieve a vibrant color that meenakari jewelry is famous for, the piece is polished with organic acids. A layer of the transparent enamel finalizes the process.
We have a great selection of enamel jewelry online, or you can see it in person while visiting our store in Beverly Hills.