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Fabergé and Gemfields Create Fair Trade Emerald Necklace

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This exquisite Fabergé design features 79 emeralds, totaling 186.85 carats, with sugar-loaf cabochons and a single pear-shaped drop of 30.65 carats. It includes 1,991 round white diamonds, totaling 98.15 carats, 151 rose-cut diamonds, totaling 43.29 carats, with one rose diamond of 0.67 carats and a pear-shaped rose cut of 3.48 carats.

The House of Fabergé recently unveiled the Romanov necklace, a breathtaking emerald and diamond collar that is a reworking of an early jewel from the House of Fabergé, recreated and contemporized from an archival gouache design dated 1885.

Fabergé and Gemfields collaborated on creating the piece to draw attention to ethical mining and fair trade practices in the gemstone and jewelry industry. The emeralds, which Fabergé confirmed were ethically and ecologically sound, were sourced directly from Gemfields’ Zambian mines and hand selected by Fabergé’s creative director, Katharina Flohr.

The detachable Romanov collar, designed by Fabergé can be worn separately, with or without the pear-shaped emerald drop.

Following the stone selection, a complex and challenging design process was undertaken by Fabergé’s in-house design team in collaboration with a leading Paris-based jewelry workshop, inspired by legendary master jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé.  Following two months of work on the design process were 14 months of intense and meticulous workmanship by artisans, goldsmiths and gem setters. The finished piece contains a collection of 79 emeralds of exceptional quality, totaling 186.85 carats, featuring skillfully cut sugar-loaf cabochons and a single pear-shaped drop of 30.65 carats.

Crafted in white gold, the Romanov necklace is designed to spread over the shoulders and neckline in a silky openwork trellis composed of emeralds, white round diamonds and rose diamonds, shimmering with a soft, vintage luster. In all, the necklace is set with 2,225 gemstones, totaling 363.48 carats, including 1,991 round white diamonds, totaling 98.15 carats, 151 rose-cut diamonds, totaling 43.29 carats, with one rose diamond of 0.67 carats and a pear-shaped rose cut of 3.48 carats.

A special feature of the necklace is that it was crafted in three pieces that can be worn separately,  or in different combinations to create different looks. The detachable collar can be worn with or without the pear-shaped drop.

Fabergé  and Gemfields also collaborated on the Solyanka Emerald ring. This extremely rare emerald of 13.73 carats is set high into a detailed platinum and diamond ring featuring 14 baguette diamonds and 251 round diamonds totaling 5.62 carats.

 

This 13.73 carat emerald is set in a detailed platinum ring, with stylized swags and finely tapered diamond baguette drapes on all sides, tapered square-cut diamonds at the sides and inside edges of the shank, which is also rimmed with diamonds.

 

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