When diving into the inner world of this precious jewel's centre stone, a wonderful padparadscha sapphire from Sri Lanka, one enters a world of fascinating patterns, reminiscent of delicate drops of dew, glistening in the morning sun on a lotus petal. The artisans at the House of Gübelin were mesmerised by these shapes and used them as inspiration for the creation of this one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Glancing deep into the rare padparadscha sapphire’s soul, the House's designers observed the elegant inclusions, small round and elongated droplets on a smooth, crystal clear surface that reminded them of an elegant lotus blossom, resting calmly on the waters. The harmonious design calls back the gemstone's unique inner world and carries its beholder's mind into peaceful tranquillity
To cast the many filigree, intertwining components of this extraordinary masterpiece, matching them perfectly with one another, is a challenge truly worthy of the master jewellers and goldsmiths in the Gübelin ateliers. Working hand in hand for hundreds of hours, the artisans created this unique treasure from the initial cast down to the final assembly.
Next to the magnificent centre stone, a padparadscha sapphire from Sri Lanka, 14 cabochon-cut and 25 round fancy-coloured sapphires, totalling 9.87 ct as well as scintillating brilliant cutdiamonds of together 5.58 ct, decorate the flowing stands and petals of the Rising Lotus ring. A truly special moment occurs when Gübelin artisans place the signature of the House, a single ruby, into its place, transforming the jewel from a unique treasure into a true Gübelin masterpiece.
The unique 14.25 ct gemstone that takes centre stage in the Rising Lotus masterpiece is allowed to bear the noble denotation of padparadscha sapphire, a term that the Gübelin Gem Lab reserves for only the most exceptional sapphires of a certain colour. This pinkish-orange padparadscha sapphire is cushion-shaped and has been cut as a modified brilliant with a step cut pavilion.