Pindar, 5th century BC
At Juwelier Zubler, we believe in bringing your dreams to life with the art of jewellery. After all, art and culture are what make us who we are and, in many ways, what make us human. Come to our studio and experience the time-honoured craft of jewellery design.
We source almost all large stones from our longstanding, esteemed partner van Amstel. Van Amstel supplies exclusively conflict-free diamonds of every size and grade at fair prices. We are happy to assist you in finding the perfect stone.
Sustainability is a key issue when processing precious metals. We take special care to ensure that all our metals are certified as sustainable by Oeko-Gold.
Our team has been travelling to Tanzania, Africa for several years. The 200-million-year-old riverbed in the Umba Valley is an ideal location to prospect for gemstones deposited there millions of years ago. These are "secondary deposits" that require no underground mining. We dig and sort by hand or with simple tools and machines.
The Umba region is known for producing a wide variety of garnets and sapphires in unusual hues. Being natural products, many change colour depending on the light (artificial / natural light). That is why we call them "sapphires with a difference".
In the Umba Valley, we work hand in hand with local miners and experts from the Southern and Eastern African Mineral Center, or SEAMIC for short. Our relationship is not restricted to gemstones, but has evolved over the years into a close friendship with the locals. It is very important for us to give something back to them. For example, we help improve the local infrastructure in this small village and the nearby school.
Since we have traced every step in the gemstone's path – from finding it in Africa to cutting, polishing and setting in here in Switzerland – we can say with a clear conscience that our stones are responsibly and ethically sourced. You will receive a fully sustainable piece of jewellery made from recycled precious metals.
Immersing ourselves in this different world, experiencing the hospitality, steel-blue sky, deep red earth and calm, good-hearted people – all these impressions make up the unique moments in which we learn once again to consciously enjoy and appreciate the beauty around us.
Back in Switzerland, he continued his career at Schwarz, a storied goldsmithy in the Limmatquai pedestrian zone. After working there for several years, he was offered the opportunity to take over the business. The company relocated to Limmatplatz Square, and the Zubler Studio was born.
In 2012, after a long, successful career, Zubler handed over the studio to his former apprentices and valued employees for many years, Beatrice Pfister and Andrea D. Capello.
All the work is done at the Zurich studio wherever possible. In addition to conceiving new jewellery, we also restore existing pieces.