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Gubelin 1960 Gilbert Albert Organic Earrings in 18kt Gold Abalone Shell & Pearl

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Modernist earrings designed by Gilbert Albert (1930-2919) for Gubelin. Fabulous pair of earrings, from the modernism period circa 1960. This sculptural pieces was made in Zurich Switzerland by the genius goldsmith Gilbert Albert for the house of Gubelin. They was crafted with organic maritime patterns in solid yellow gold of 18 karats with textured patterns. The design and the patterns were inspired by the reefs and the coral formations of the bottom of the sea. Fitted with posts (Removable) and French omega backs for fastening clips. Abalone: Mount with a pair of free forms elements, carved from abalone shells from the seas close to the Philippines Islands. Pearls: Mount with a pair of cultured round white pearls of 5 mm. Weight: 17.45 grams (11.18 Dwt). Measurements: 26 mm by 21 mm (1.02 x 0.83 Inches). Hallmarks: Stamped, with the maker's mark, the swiss gold assay marks and signed, "GUBELIN .750". Gilbert Albert, born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1930, is a jewelry designer and one of the most influential jeweler artist of the 20th and 21th century with more than 10 world award winning prizes. He made important sculptural jewelry works for the Patek Philippe company and he worked there as part of the designer team. He was head of the workshop from the 1955 to 1962, during which time he designed his signature asymmetrical watches for the company. Mr. Albert took his inspiration from his passion for modern art, notably works by Brancusi and Mondrian. In 1962 after leaving the Patek Philippe Co, he founded an opened his own firm at rue de la Corraterie in Geneva where one of his workshops is located still today. He also worked for the Omega SA Watch Company. Recently he opened boutique stores in Paris and New York city. Gubelin, was founded in 1854 when Mauritz Breitschmid opened a watchmaker's shop on the Pfistergasse in Lucerne. a few years later, in 1861, Eduard Jakob Gübelin was born in eastern Switzerland. he subsequently moved to Lucerne and was apprenticed to the watchmaker Mauritz Breitschmid. The year 1886 marked a special occasion in the young watchmaker's life as Eduard Jakob Gübelin married bertha Sophia Breitschmid, the daughter of his old master. In the same year, the two men became business partners, managing the growing company together. In the 1920s Gübelin opened its own jewelry atelier and at the same time set up a small gemological laboratory so that it could test – and be sure of the authenticity – of the stones its jewelers used. It also continued making and repairing fine watches for a discerning clientele, developing a reputation that soon reached throughout Europe and overseas. Since 1854, the house of Gübelin has always been in the hands of the family and led by a family member throughout time the Gübelin family carefully nurtured its traditions. It kept the company’s core values alive and passed them on to the next generation which contributed to the success and growth of the swiss house. Note: We are offering the matching bracelet in our other listings. Collateral: They are accompanied by a presentation jewelry box. Condition: The overall condition of this earrings are excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All the gemstones are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity. INVENTORY REF: E010322ARNM/.4194
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    17.45 g
  • Dimensions:
    Width: 0.83 in (21.09 mm)Length: 1.03 in (26.17 mm)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1960
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. The overall condition of this earrings are excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All the gemstones are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
  • Seller Location:
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: E010322ARNM/.41941stDibs: LU2690218142422
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