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The Gübelin Gem Museum is located in the very heart of Lucerne and invites visitors to immerse themselves into the fascinating world of gemstones and the history of the House. For six generations, the family’s pioneering spirit has been central to the company and has led to such projects as the founding of the Gem Lab, the Academy and of Provenance Proof. In the museum, you will learn more about the innovations of the gemmological laboratory. And it presents the technology of the Provenance Proof start-up. With the first blockchain for coloured gemstones, Provenance Proof allows for more transparency in the entire gemstone and jewellery industry.
The Gübelin Gem Lab’s reference collection is considered the most complete of its kind in the world and is absolutely unique, currently comprising more than 28,000 gemstones from all commercially relevant mines as well as stones from long-since exhausted sources. In the Gübelin Gem Museum, visitors can discover 174 selected gemstones from the reference stone collection which have been put on display and individually explained.
The museum offers an insight into the ground-breaking research conducted by Eduard Josef Gübelin (1913–2005). The Lucerne gemmologist is considered one of the fathers of modern gemmology and is especially known for his research into the inner world of gemstones and the role their inclusions play in determining their identity, authenticity and origins. Under the aegis of Eduard Josef Gübelin, the Gübelin Gem Lab has developed into one of the most renowned institutions in the field of gemmology and continues to set milestones in gemstone research.
Selected watches and jewellery creations set the scene for key style-defining moments in the history of jewellery and culture. Thomas Gübelin, who ran the House from 1988 until 2007, started early on to expand the company’s own collection of watches and jewellery, of which more than 50 objects are on display and accessible to the public.
The multi-media exhibition offers visitors an exciting way to discover the world of gemstones and to deepen their knowledge. This is aided by the digital and interactive elements, which generate inspiring experiences within the compact area of the museum, conceived and appointed with a great deal of love for detail. The exhibitions will be continuously expanded, which promises new, exciting experiences.