Faberge

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 June, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 20 June, 2010, 12:00am

Who started it? Peter Carl Faberge served as jeweller and goldsmith to the Russian imperial court in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, creating exquisite jewels and objects for the tsar and his wife, including the legendary Faberge eggs. The brand disappeared after the Russian Revolution of 1917 but is being relaunched by a group of owners that includes descendants of Faberge. Serving as creative director is Katharina Flohr, who has worked as a journalist at magazines such as W, Russian Vogue and British Tatler.

Why we love it: what's there not to love about beautiful jewellery that borders on art? Faberge remains true to its heritage with luxurious one-of-a-kind jewellery. The inaugural collection, Les Fabuleuses, embodies the brand's history as artist jewellers while retaining a sense of elegance and modernity. It is divided into three themes: Les Fleurs de Faberge, Les Fables de Faberge and Les Fauves de Faberge Some of the fantastical designs are inspired by Russian fables and include colourful seahorses and birds of paradise encrusted with precious stones. Other shapes draw inspiration from the art world.

What we'd pick: the stunning Vagabonde Rouge ring (below; HK$2.03 million) features red spinels and white diamonds surrounding a 6.08-carat cushion-cut spinel. For something versatile and modern, the Charmeuese bangle (above left; HK$1.05 million) is two attached bracelets in gold encrusted with pink and white diamonds.

Where can you get it? The line is available at www.faberge.com.