The design of the Dancing Dunes necklace is inspired by the inner beauty of the Brazilian emerald of 4.11 ct. Over the course of millions of years, there arose structures within the emerald, which are as unique as any fingerprint. The hidden structures and colours reminded Gübelin Jewellery designers of the spectacular dunescapes in Lençóis Maranhenses. This national park, located in Northern Brazil, is home to the countryʼs only desert. Glistening water surfaces meander through the sand dune formations, turning it green. Surrounded by desert, shimmering blue-green lagoons are nestled in among the gently undulating waves of sand.
The designers translated their inspiration into sinuous elements set with, brilliant-cut diamonds, which emulate not only the structures contained within the emerald but also the dunes in Brazil, the country where the emeralds used in this necklace were mined. The centrepiece of the necklace is a sparkling pear-shape emerald surrounded by a diamond entourage, above which the iconic Gübelin Jewellery ruby seems to float.
The Gübelin Gem Lab conducted a comprehensive analysis of the centrepiece gemstone. The emerald is accompanied by both a Gemmological Report as well as a Gemmological Profile, providing valuable background information, fascinating insights as well as detailed photography of the Brazilian emerald. To offer more orientation and comparability, the Gem Lab developed the Gübelin Gemstone Rating. Here, experienced experts assess the quality, rarity and salience of a coloured gemstone and translate the complex parameters in to an easily understandable point system. Gübelin Points help make purchasing decisions more objective. The emerald received 90.1 Gübelin Points from the experts.
All of the diamonds and precious metals are from RJC-certified sources. A ruby, symbolising the Deeply Inspired philosophy, adorns every piece from Gübelin Jewellery. The one used in this necklace originated in Greenland and can be traced back to the RJC-certified mine. In addition, the Dancing Dunes necklace is listed in the Provenance Proof Blockchain and demonstrates the House of Gübelinʼs deep commitment to a transparent and ethical gem trade.
Dancing Dunes is set with 75 Brazilian emeralds totalling 21.18 ct, along with brilliant cut diamonds weighing a combined 6.98 ct. Sparkling emeralds in a sophisticated mix of cuts link the two rows of diamonds in the necklace, which grow progressively finer.
Each of the 460 individual gems was set meticulously and delicately by hand. The cabochon-cut emeralds, step-cut emeralds and round, faceted emeralds chosen for this necklace are amazingly varied but share one thing in common: they were all sourced from the same mine in Brazil.
Dancing Dunes is a further milestone, bringing together all the activities and facets of the House of Gübelin. Dancing Dunes unites transparency and expertise along with ethics and aesthetics. This is fully in keeping with Gübelin's Deeply Inspired philosophy and with our values of authenticity, expertise and inspiration.