The Eduard Josef Gübelin Story

The Art and Science of Gems

The Gübelin Foundation

The Eduard Josef Gübelin Story

The Gübelin Foundation

Distributed for Unicorn Press Ltd

306 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2051
Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9781910065402 Published May 2015 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
One of the world’s leading experts on gemstones and photomicrography, Eduard Josef Gübelin (1913-2005) acquired an outstanding international reputation from his collection of precious stones and his scientific contributions. His lifelong study of inclusions in gemstones dramatically altered the field of gemology forever and laid the foundation for the microscopic identification of many new types of gemstones. In addition to his scientific work, Gübelin also amassed a remarkable collection of gemstones, which was bought by the Gemological Institute of America, and he spent his life as a keenly active participant in art and film.
 
Written by several of his family members, The Eduard Josef Gübelin Story delves deeply into Gübelin's life story and explores how his early years laid the foundation for his extraordinary gemologist career, his research, and his legacy.
Contents
Foreword
By Thomas Gübelin
 
Origins
Provenance
 
Life and Family
Dedication
 
Gemology
Passion
 
Inclusions
Identity
 
Gemmological Laboratory
Trust
 
Collections
Knowledge
 
Knowledge Transfer
Enthusiasm
 
Taking Over the Business
Responsibility
 
Lucerne
Roots
 
Travels
Inspiration
 
Photography and Film
Perspectives
 
Specialist Literature
Competence
 
Awards
Recognition
 
Milestones
 
Bibliography
 
Sources
 
Acknowledgements
By Thomas Gübelin
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