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The world of Fabergé is one of colour, detail and surprise. This blog uncovers fascinating insights into the meticulous craftmanship that goes into each tiny masterpiece and why colour is at the heart Fabergé jewellery.
Gold Arts is honoured to establish a new partnership with Fabergé. As an authorized Fabergé retailer, Gold Arts Chichester is now the new home of Fabergé in Sussex.
The name of Fabergé is known throughout the world. Celebrated for ingenuity, technical perfection and irresistible jewellery - and most famously for the legendary Imperial Easter Eggs. When Peter Carl Fabergé took over his father’s traditional jewellery business in 1882, he dazzled the world with his use of colourful gemstones and re-discovered lost artisan enamel techniques.
The Art of Enamel
Fabergé ’s Heritage collection, keeps alive the legacy of Peter Carl Fabergé. The fine jewellery egg pendants are inspired by the iconic Imperial Easter Eggs, replicating the traditional and complex techniques with the art of enamel giving their opulent colours. Faberge was considered a genius of the craft, being attributed to inventing over 145 new enamel colours.
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The Fabergé Heritage collection uses the enamel technique of guilloché. The art of guilloché dates back to the 18th century, where precision machinery engraves intricate patterns into the tiny gold sculptures. The design comes to life, when the enamel powder is carefully hand-painted on, and after heating it melts, flowing over the surface. To achieve the perfection, up 5 layers may be applied and kiln fired, with even the smallest error in temperature or timing not tolerated. The result is the lustrous hard surface, that not only bursts with colour, but remains semi-translucent showing the guilloché design beneath.
The Journey of a Fabergé Egg
The enamelling technique is complex and time consuming, but the egg’s journey is much longer and relies on the unrivalled expertise of all the Fabergé team. This beautiful video shows the journey of an egg – from a water colour painted design by London based Head Designer, Lisa Tallgren to its journey to the artisans in Pforzheim, Germany. Share a rare glimpse into the meticulous work of the German atelier and the attention to detail at each stage, before the egg returns to the Fabergé London head office.
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Delight and Discovery – The Surprise Within
When Peter Carl Fabergé was commissioned to create the jewelled Easter Eggs for the Romanov family he was asked to include a ‘surprise’. The iconic Imperial Eggs all open to reveal a tiny surprise hidden within the egg. Some had concealed mechanisms to reveal family portraits, others exquisite miniatures – all held a secret which had a special meaning for the lucky recipient.
Secret symbolism and the joy of a surprise is a sentiment carried through into today’s Fabergé jewellery. Some of the egg pendants open to reveal a tiny treasure nestled within, and the even the rings include hidden gems in the hoop. For the clientele with a generous budget, Fabergé will even create a bespoke egg pendant with a surprise unique to you.
Drawing on the rich cultural heritage of Fabergé, the Heritage collection creates contemporary jewellery that retains the splendour and ingenuity of the Imperial Eggs. Shop the Fabergé Heritage Collection at Gold Arts Chichester
Gold Arts Chichester is delighted to introduce Fabergé’s Colours Of Love collection, exemplifying living a life in colour. Joyous colourful jewellery to celebrate special lifetime events, with Fabergé engagement rings, anniversary rings and elegant earrings. The Sasha collection explores ‘A Life in Colour’ through fun, wearable and effortlessly elegant pieces with discreet pavé coloured gemstones, set around the iconic egg silhouette.
Fabergé: A Life in Colour
Fabergé is a member of the Gemfields Group – a world leading supplier of responsibly-sourced gemstones. Fabergé is continuing its legacy of showcasing the world’s most beautiful gemstones while creating luxury jewellery that minimises environmental impact and supports local communities.
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The rubies and emeralds you see in Fabergé ’s Colours of Love jewellery are from Gemfields mines. Each Gemfield’s ruby from Mozambique and emerald from Zambia that Fabergé use benefits the people of Africa and protects Africa’s biodiversity. Gemfields’ gemstones are mined with transparency, legitimacy and integrity.
Fabergé at Gold Arts
Gold Arts is delighted to embrace Fabergé's philosophy of living a Life in Colour. Gold Arts Chichester hosts Fabergé collections to our customers in Sussex. We welcome our online customers to browse, with our excellent customer service extended to all.
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