The splendid Blue Lagoon cocktail ring is adorned by an outstanding sapphire of 10.65 ct whose fascinating inner world inspired the design of the masterpiece. The shapes and colours inside the magnificent jewel reminded our skilled designers of the Burmese island paradise of the Mergui Archipelago, considered one of the most sublime and untouched natural wonders of the world.
The exceptional colours of turquoise, deep blues and greens merge to form a unique natural phenomenon on the islands of the Mergui Archipelago. Our designers recreated this truly mesmerizing visual spectacle to produce a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. The piece's delicate lines and colour palette highlight the main stone nestled in the deep blue colour of the sea.
With a deep respect for craftsmanship and in keeping with the traditions of haute joaillerie, our Deeply Inspired philosophy, which signifies the unity of beauty and knowledge, underpins everything we do. As such, every single Gübelin Jewellery piece from our atelier includes the iconic ruby. For the Blue Lagoon, the Masterpiece is set with two carefully selected Greenland rubies measuring 3.5mm in diameter, creating the impression that they are floating thanks to the intricate design.
During the 3D design process for each of these one-of-a-kind baguettes, every dimension and angle of the stone was precisely defined, assembled, and cut to within a few hundredths of a millimetre of the defined dimensions. Setting baguettes in a channel requires years of experience and expert knowledge due to the fragility of the coloured stones during the process. For this reason, coloured stone baguettes are cut multiple times so that they can be replaced. This ring involved approximately 300 hours of work from the designers, goldsmiths, jewellers, and polishers.
This superb sapphire glistens as the centrepiece of the sculptural ring, surrounded by a sweeping coterie of sapphires, tourmalines and diamonds in a sophisticated mixture of cuts. In homage to the aquatic colours of the Indian Ocean and the tropical vegetation bordering the brilliant white sands, the designers chose 42 sapphires in graduated shades of blue, 12 tourmalines in a captivating range of colours from green to blue, as well as 61 glittering diamonds.