Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Adriana Lima and Jessica Chastain con joyas de Chopard  en la 78 Edición del Festival de Venecia
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Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Adriana Lima and Jessica Chastain con joyas de Chopard  en la 78 Edición del Festival de Venecia

Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Adriana Lima and Jessica Chastain con joyas de Chopard  en la 78 Edición del Festival de Venecia

 

 

Sharon: Pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k engastados de esmeraldas y diamantes de la colección  Precious Lace y anillo de oro blanco de 18k engastado con una esmeralda octagonal de 5 quilates, 2 diamantes media luna y diamantes.

 

Adriana: Pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k engastados de diamantes y rubies de la colección   Precious Lace  y un anillo de oro blanco ético de 18 k engastado de diamantes de la colección L’Heure du Diamant

 

 

Jessica: Collar de oro blanco de 18k engastado con diamantes amarillos fancy, diamantes talla pera, marquesa y brillante ; y un anillo de oro blanco ético de 18k engastado con un cuarzo rosa talla pera, rubelitas y diamantes.

 

Palme-dor-2021
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The Palme d’or Chopard, the Artisan of international film-making’s most prestigious award

The Palme d’or

Chopard, the Artisan of international film-making’s

most prestigious award

Every year, the Palme d’or, the Holy Grail of the Seventh Art, is awarded to the best film in the competition at the Cannes International Film Festival. The latest feature film to win it, Parasite by Bong Joon Ho, quite simply rewrote the history of cinema, confirming the absolute prestige and power of this trophy. As a longstanding partner to the Festival, Chopard is proud to accompany this annual launch into orbit of an exceptional talent. Since 1998, the Maison has been the Artisan of the Palme d’or and indeed of all the trophies awarded at the Festival’s closing ceremony.

On May 25th 2019, Bong Joon Ho was awarded the Palme d’or by Catherine Deneuve – having been unanimously chosen by a jury chaired by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – for his film Parasite. Stroking the blue morocco leather case containing the trophy, the overawed and deeply moved South Korean filmmaker admitted: “I was just a timid film buff who decided to become a film director at the age of 12. I never even imagined that I would touch this trophy. And winning the award is more priceless than ever.”

From that magical moment suspended in time, Parasite, a huge hit that reconciled audiences and critics in the same collective euphoria, swept up everything in its path, even conquering Hollywood.

The Palme d’or, a fantastic platform

The phenomenal triumph of Parasite reminded us that being awarded the supreme prize at the Cannes Film Festival offers the most spectacular launch pad for the career of both films and filmmakers in the firmament of the Seventh Art, confirming that the Palme d’or remains the most precious ‘open sesame’ for winning the hearts of the whole world.

After scooping every major award in the world one by one, the film honoured by the Palme d’or ended its wild ride in style by taking home the four most prestigious statuettes at the 2020 Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film) and by accomplishing two feats at the same time: not only was Parasite the first non-English speaking film to win the Best Picture Oscar, but also the first film to win the Best Picture and Best International Film Oscars together. This is unprecedented in the 92-year history of the American Film Academy! “Since its huge win at Cannes, Parasite has continued to rack up the most prestigious awards and to break records, making it undoubtedly one of the most repeatedly distinguished films in the history of cinema. A historic prize!” enthused Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival.

Chopard, partner of the greatest cinematographic adventures

The story began in 1997. During a meeting with Pierre Viot (then President of the Cannes Festival), Caroline Scheufele (Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard) suggested redesigning the Palme d’or. Symbolically, this keen film lover imagined a heart at the base of the Palme d’or branch presented the following year, giving a new lease on life to the trophy.

Through this thrilling palm, which has symbolised hearts beating in unison for more than 20’ years, a veritable hand-sculpted jewel composed of 19 yellow gold leaves resting on a unique cushion of rock crystal, the Maison Chopard, jeweller of the red carpet and official partner of the Cannes Film Festival since 1998, continues to share its passion for the cinema and its emotions with the entire world.

A shining example of the Maison’s commitment to sustainable luxury, the Palme d’or has been crafted in ethical Fairmined-certified yellow gold since 2014, making it the only ethical trophy in the world of cinema crafted with respect for people and for the environment.

In addition to the Palme d’or for the best film, the Maison’s Haute Joaillerie workshops craft all the trophies – in rock crystal engraved with a palm – awarded to the other winners at the closing ceremony, a traditionally unforgettable evening that opens up the realm of every possibility, as we now know more than ever.

In addition to the Palme d’or, Caroline Scheufele is also behind the Trophée Chopard, awarded each year since 2001 during the Cannes fortnight to an up-and-coming actress and actor, thus helping to shape the future of cinema.

Ideas De Regalo Especiales Para El Día De La Madre
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Ideas De Regalo Especiales Para El Día De La Madre – Swarovski

Ideas De Regalo Especiales Para El Día De La Madre

Hoy es el Día de la Madre, y hay quien quizá no ha tenido tiempo para comprarle un regalo a su madre

Buscas ideas de regalo especiales para el Día de la Madre? Descubre la Colección 2020 de Swarovski y elige ahora tu regalo precioso!

mejores joyas para regalar el Día de la Madre

Ella es la mujer más especial en nuestra vida. Nos regala desinteresadamente su tiempo, su esfuerzo, su sacrificio y lo hace con la más grande de las sonrisas. Por eso se merece recibir un regalo muy especial.

 Joyas para regalar el Día de la Madre. ¡Elige cual se adapta mejor a ella y sorpréndela!

 

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Akhal Sheen, a bicycle inspired by the impeccable essence of High Jewellery

Akhal Sheen, a bicycle inspired by the impeccable essence of High Jewellery

Ride in true style on the EXTAN Akhal Sheen fully carbon bike. This gorgeous carbon bicycle is a piece of limited-edition luxury that comes in a series of just 19. With a monocoque carbon frame in a gorgeous blue color, this bicycle has 24-karat gold plating that completes its luxurious look.

Inspired by high jewelry and created with precise attention to detail, the EXTANS Akhal Sheen has handcrafted carbon details. Designed for the most discerning riders, it elevates your experience on a bicycle. Furthermore, it has a full carbon fork, full carbon seat post, and full carbon handlebars with an integrated stem. Made with high-quality components, it offers Shimano brakes and a Shimano crankset, flat pedals, and Paul Components brake levers. Finally, at just 9.5 kilograms in weight, this fully carbon bike is easy to transport.

Inspired by the impeccable essence of High Jewellery

Featuring extraordinary handcrafted carbon detailing

Meticulous precision and attention to detail for the most discerning of tastes

Elevating the riding experience with its striking aesthetic of distinctive 24k gold accents

Introducing the Akhal Sheen bicycle Welcome to the Golden Age

AKHAL SHEEN

SPECIFICATION

FRAMESET Monocoque carbon frame

CNC machined head, dropouts and seat clamp from a single aluminium billet

Full carbon fork

Full carbon seat post

Full carbon handlebars with integrated stem

BSA bottom bracket 68mm

COMPONENTS Shimano Dura Ace BR-R9100 front brake

Shimano Dura Ace BR-R9100 direct mount rear brake

Paul Components brake levers

FSA integrated headset 1-1/8

Mavic Ellipse Pro Carbon UST wheelset

Pirelli P Zero tires 28-622

Fabric ALM Ultimate Shallow saddle

Moto Reflex flat pedals

Shimano Alfine crankset

Gates Carbon Drive CDX transmission with single speed gear ratio 55/22

COLOUR Visual carbon with 24K gold plating WEIGHT 9.5 kg
SIZE One frame size for riders between 165 and 195 cm tall with seat post and handlebars stem cut to length. LIMITED EDITIONPRICE 19/19Price on application
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Gillian Anderson con joyas de Chopard en la entrega Screen Actors Guild Awards

Gillian Anderson con joyas de Chopard en la entrega de los SAG (Screen Actors Guild Awards )

La actriz eligió un collar de oro ético de 18k engastado de diamantes talla pera de la colección Green Carpet y un anillo de oro blanco ético de 18k engastado diamantes de la colección Precious Lace

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Jaeger-LeCoultre at the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards

Amanda Seyfried and Nicholas Hoult join the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre

Friend of the Maison Amanda Seyfried was elegantly wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 Feuille in pink gold at the 78th Golden Globe Awards. A precious model that combines the watch and jewelry-making expertise of the Manufacture.

“The Jaeger-LeCoultre jewelry watch is effortless because it pairs well with everything and adds a refined and glamorous touch to my whole ensemble.”

Amanda Seyfried
Friend of the Maison Nicholas Hoult selected the Reverso Classic Large Duoface Small Seconds at the 78th Golden Globe Awards.
Nicholas Hoult

ABOUT THE 101 FEUILLE

Originally conceived and developed for jewellery watches and introduced in 1929 by La Grande Maison, Calibre 101 revolutionised feminine watchmaking – its minuscule size and baguette shape offering new realms of aesthetic freedom to designers. At 14mm long, less than 5mm wide and weighing barely one gram, the tiny, hand-wound calibre remains the smallest mechanical movement in the world to this day.

The 101 Feuille is adorned with 167 pavé diamonds (10.3 carats), nestled against one another and arranged by hand at the Manufacture’s workshops. On the silvered opaline dial, two discreet Baton hands reflect eternal femininity. And could anything better enhance the union of mechanical perfection and jewellery excellence than pink gold? Sensuous, exquisitely feminine, and timeless, this precious metal is perfectly suited to its new starring role.

 

ABOUT THE REVERSO

In 1931, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched a timepiece that was destined to become a classic of 20th-century design: the Reverso. Created to withstand the rigours of polo matches, its sleek, Art Deco lines and unique reversible case make it one of the most immediately pitomizele watches of all time. Through nine decades the Reverso has continually reinvented itself without ever compromising its identity: it has housed more than 50 different calibres, while its blank metal flip side has become a canvas for creative expression, decorated with enamel, engravings or gemstones. Today, 90 years after the Reverso was born, it continues to pitomize the spirit of modernity that inspired its creation.

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The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. x Fabergé | A Partnership of a Lifetime

The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. x Fabergé | A Partnership of a Lifetime.

Fabergé | A Partnership of a Lifetime

A partnership with iconic artist-jeweller seven-piece custom-made whiskey set which celebrates the ‘Seven Wonders of Ireland’. 

We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with Fabergé to release The Emerald Isle Collection’: a seven-piece, custom-made whiskey collection which celebrates the seven wonders of Ireland. With each of the seven bottles of ultra-rare, 30-year-old, triple distilled Irish whiskey, comes a bespoke Fabergé Celtic Egg with a unique surprise hidden within, and an elegant 18k rose gold bespoke Altruist watch.   

This partnership sees the release of an extraordinarily rare whiskey collectible worthy of being the most valuable whiskey of all time. Years in the making, were so proud to partner with Fabergé and to materialise our love of extraordinarily rare whiskey in these seven legacy bottles. 

The innovative collaboration forged between The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. and Fabergé fuses together an exceptional and distinctive ultra-rare, single malt with the heritage and mythology from the legendary artist-jewellery.  These two brands share the same vision of creating timeless beauty and a lasting legacy, loyal to heritage while also embracing new methods. 

The Emerald Isle Collection, is a uniquely time-defying celebration of the luxury, colour and boldness of an ultra-rare whiskey. 

Presented in a dark walnut experience box, each set features two bottles of ultra-rare, 30-year-old, triple distilled Irish whiskey, accompanied by two unique and exclusive creations from Fabergé – the first-of-its-kind Celtic Egg objet and a bespoke Altruist timepiece. Each collection also includes a humidor with two ultra-rare Cohiba Siglo VI Grand Reserva cigars, a gold-plated cigar cutter, gold-plated water pipette, pure obsidian whiskey stones, a hip flask with a sample of the Emerald Isle whiskey – which is the rarest Irish whiskey in existence – and a carafe filled with Irish spring water from the same region as where the whiskey was made. 

THE EMERALD ISLE COLLECTION

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., purveyors of the finest Irish whiskey, to release ‘The Emerald Isle Collection’, a seven-piece custom-made whiskey set which celebrates the ‘Seven Wonders of Ireland’. Beautifully presented in a dark walnut experience box, each set features a unique Fabergé Celtic Egg objet and bespoke Altruist watch, along with two bottles of extremely rare, 30-year-old, triple distilled Irish whiskey.

‘The Emerald Isle Collection’ is the oldest triple distilled Irish whiskey in the world and fuses Faberge’s unique heritage with rich Irish tradition and mythology.

Each experience box has been inspired by the shape of an emerald and features an illustration of one of the ‘wonders’ of Ireland and its coordinates, with a frontal egg-shaped aperture and a frame of coloured gemstones. Inside each box is a hand-crafted whiskey bottle which holds the ‘liquid gold’. Each of the bottles has been inspired by key Fabergé design elements, set with responsibly sourced emeralds from Gemfields’ Kagem mine in Zambia on the neck and lowermost part of the bottle.

Accompanying each bottle of whiskey is a bespoke Fabergé Celtic Egg objet, handcrafted by fourth-generation Fabergé enamel workmaster, Dr. Marcus Mohr. Each egg is crafted from 18k yellow gold and features Fabergé’s legendary guilloché enamel in a pastel green; the green, white and gold colours of the egg symbolise the Irish flag.

Each of the seven unique Fabergé eggs is set with a pavé diamond Celtic knot, framing a coloured gemstone at its centre. Each one also features a different gemstone on its exterior: Gemfields Zambian emerald, blue sapphire, Gemfields Mozambican ruby, amethyst, rhodolite, spessartite or tourmaline, representing each of the seven Irish locations. A matching cabochon coloured gemstone is also set on top of the egg, which itself is mounted on a beautiful hand-carved and polished rock crystal plinth with gold base.

In true Fabergé spirit, a surprise awaits inside in the form of a rough, uncut Zambian emerald responsibly sourced from Gemfields and presented on a gold guilloché base with an intricate claw setting. This is the first time in Fabergé’s history that we have featured a surprise of this kind. The enduring legacy of this piece continues, as the owner can later commission Fabergé to convert the rough emerald as part of a bespoke set, or piece of jewellery.

Emeralds are believed to symbolise hope, growth and fresh starts – which befits the current challenging times.

In addition, each edition of ‘The Emerald Isle’ features a bespoke one-of-a-kind Fabergé Altruist 18k rose gold watch with a self-winding movement from Vaucher Manufacture. Each piece has a unique dial, inspired by the landscape of one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Ireland’. Handcrafted by Fabergé’s workmaster André Martinez, a specialist in decorating watch dials, the white mother of pearl face has been skilfully etched and hand-painted with 24k rose gold. The crystal case backs on each piece are dedicated to The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. and feature their logo. The watch is finished with a brown alligator strap, which complements the design perfectly.

Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell, Global Sales and Business Development Director at Fabergé, said: “This is a thrilling partnership for Fabergé, as it sees us continuing our legacy of creating unique and collectable objects, bridging the gap between historic legacy and modern-day heirlooms. Rare whiskey has seen tremendous investor attention, and the whiskey market is undergoing a dynamic evolution. It is very exciting for Fabergé to participate in such a cross-pollination of luxury sectors, thereby adding a dynamic twist on age-old traditions.”

The inaugural launch of these highly limited boxes will take place via a private auction on 2nd February 2021 with 100% of the proceeds going to charity – 50% to the Correa Family Foundation supporting children affected by serious illness, and the remaining 50% to the buyer’s charity of choice.

Please contact our client services team for more information 

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Presentamos a Swarovski: 125 años de luz

Presentamos a Swarovski: 125 años de luz

Para marcar el aniversario del hito de Swarovski, este amplio libro recuerda nuestro patrimonio único con imágenes inéditas, trayendo a la vida la magia, la ciencia y la innovación que han hecho de Swarovski una potencia cultural.

Un elemento digno de coleccionista

Al igual que la más excelente pieza de joyería de Swarovski, este volumen bellamente ilustrado está diseñado para resistir la prueba del tiempo y llega en tres portadas coleccionables del artista de la luz Chris Levine en azul, verde y rosa. Con una introducción por parte de la legendaria analista de moda Suzy Menkes y prólogo de la historiadora de joyas Vivienne Becker, el libro captura la admiración y la esencia que forma el núcleo de nuestro trabajo.

Durante décadas

Impresionantes fotografías de archivo y editoriales trazan los momentos extraordinarios de la historia de Swarovski, adornando el trabajo de la alta costura del siglo XX y los pioneros diseñadores de moda contemporáneos, además de iluminar los mundos escénicos desde 1895. Los hitos incluyen creaciones de casas de moda como Dior, Schiaparelli, Balenciaga, Versace, Chanel, Gucci y Prada; momentos icónicos de películas como Audrey Hepburn en Desayuno con diamantes, Kate Winslet en Titanic, Lily James en La Cenicienta y Zendaya en El gran showman; actuaciones deslumbrantes de Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez y Spice Girls; y espectaculares diseños de arquitectura y luz de John Pawson, Zaha Hadid, Ron Arad y Tom Dixon.

El libro también incluye entrevistas exclusivas a colaboradores de Swarovski como Donatella Versace, la diseñadora de vestuario ganadora de un premio de la Academia, Sandy Powell, y el internacionalmente aclamado arquitecto, Daniel Libeskind.

“Con la celebración del viaje de 125 años de esta empresa, su nueva visión puede describirse en dos palabras: pureza inventiva.” Suzy Menkes, periodista, escritora y crítica de moda

En colaboración con Condé Nast

Creado en colaboración con la icónica editorial Condé Nast, el libro desvela imágenes inéditas con capítulos que abarcan moda, joyas, entretenimiento y diseño. Con 233 páginas que explorar, es un tributo a algunos de los mejores talentos creativos del mundo y celebra más de un siglo y cuarto de brillantez visionaria.
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CHOPARD 2020 – Red Carpet High Jewelry Collection

CHOPARD 2020 – Red Carpet High Jewelry Collection

Technical details

 

An exceptional Soaring Eagle necklace in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold clutching a 21.08-carat brownish-yellow diamond and highlighted by diamonds (194.74 cts).

Red Carpet Collection 810149-1001

Red Carpet Collection 810149-1001

Ref. 810149-1001

A luminous necklace and earrings ensemble in platinum and titanium set with green beryls (206.63 cts), Paraiba tourmalines (120.88 cts), coloured tourmalines (70.84 cts) and diamonds (29.24 cts).

Red Carpet Collection 810182-9001

Red Carpet Collection 810182-9001

Ref. 810182-9001 (necklace)

Ref. 840182-9001 (earrings)

A captivating Koi necklace, designed as two fish swimming and set with rubies (27.98 cts), coloured sapphires (6.91 cts), aquamarines (66.24 cts) and diamonds (17.27 cts) in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white and rose gold and titanium.

Ref. 810199-9001

A decorative floral necklace set with tourmalines (129.19 cts), pink sapphires (28.53 cts), tsavorites (8.77 cts), emeralds (4.54 cts), moonstones (12.40 cts) and diamonds (4.93 cts) in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold and titanium.

Red Carpet Collection 810202-9001

Red Carpet Collection 810202-9001

Ref. 810202-9001

A stunning necklace highlighted with black opals (23.76 cts), topaz (19.74 cts), tourmalines (13.99 cts), coloured sapphires (11.12 cts), tsavorites (3.41 cts), diamonds (4.09 cts) set in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold and titanium, and emeralds beads (603.96 cts).

Red Carpet Collection 818180-9001

Red Carpet Collection 818180-9001

Ref. 818180-9001

Red Carpet Collection 848180-9001

Red Carpet Collection 848180-9001

Ref. 848180-9001 (matching earrings)

A sumptuous Parrot necklace with a 42.97-carat black opal and rubies (20.75 cts), coloured diamonds (14.06 cts), diamonds (11.08 cts) and pink sapphires (4.15cts) set in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat yellow gold and titanium, on strands of cultured white pearls (2247 cts).

Red Carpet Collection 818196-9001

Red Carpet Collection 818196-9001

Ref. 818196-9001

A beautiful Clover necklace in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold and titanium, designed as a meadow of jeweled flowers in tsavorites (60 cts), pink sapphires (10.70 cts), moonstones (3.79 cts) and green tourmalines (1.1 ct).

Red Carpet Collection 818299-9001

Red Carpet Collection 818299-9001

Ref. 818299-9001

An elegant necklace and earrings ensemble set with emeralds (154.07 cts) and diamonds (109.80 cts) in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold.

Red Carpet Collection 818306-1001

Red Carpet Collection 818306-1001

Ref. 818306-1001 (necklace)

Red Carpet Collection 848306-1001

Red Carpet Collection 848306-1001

Ref. 848306-1001 (earrings)

A lovely Panda ring set in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold with black  and white diamonds (5.02 cts and 16.28 cts respectively) cuddling a round brilliant-cut diamond.

Red Carpet Collection 828318-1001

Red Carpet Collection 828318-1001

Ref. 828318-1001

A whimsical whale ring in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold designed as an Orca in black and white diamonds (8.17 cts and 0.63 ct respectively) playing with a 4.57-carat Paraiba tourmaline.

Red Carpet Collection 828319-1001

Red Carpet Collection 828319-1001

Ref. 828319-1001

A stunning Jaguar ring in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat yellow gold set with white and coloured diamonds (1.73 ct and 4.4cts respectively), cradling a black opal (6.67 cts).

Red Carpet Collection 828322-0001

Red Carpet Collection 828322-0001

Ref. 828322-0001

A marvellous Monkey ring in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat yellow and rose gold set with a 24.46-carat central emerald, tsavorites (2.32 cts), purple garnets (0.70 ct) and coloured diamond (3.68 cts) detail.

Ref. 828323-9001

A splendid coloured diamond Eagle ring (14.32 cts) set in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat yellow and rose gold.

Red Carpet Collection 828329-9001

Red Carpet Collection 828329-9001

Ref. 828329-9001

A precious polar Bear ring in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold, with pave-set diamonds bears (6.11 cts) encircling an 86.2-carat opal ‘iceberg’.

Red Carpet Collection 828333-1001

Red Carpet Collection 828333-1001

Ref. 828333-1001

A delicate pair of earrings set with sapphires (54.67 cts) in titanium.

Red Carpet Collection 840205-3001

Red Carpet Collection 840205-3001

Ref. 840205-3001

A fabulous pair of Flamingo earrings set with pink diamonds (18.40 cts), diamonds (0.5ct) and onyx in titanium.

Red Carpet Collection 840210-3001

Red Carpet Collection 840210-3001

Ref. 840210-3001

A divine pair of earrings set with sapphires (43.48 cts) and diamonds (2.53 cts) in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold.

Red Carpet Collection 848356-1001

Red Carpet Collection 848356-1001

Ref. 848356-1001

An exquisite pair of earrings set with emeralds (61.58 cts) and diamonds (4.98 cts) in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold.

Red Carpet Collection 848356-1002

Red Carpet Collection 848356-1002

Ref. 848356-1002

A delicate bracelet in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold and titanium, designed as a meadow of daisies set with diamonds (31.40 cts), tsavorites (21.77 cts) and yellow sapphires (17.46 cts).

Ref. 850160-9001

A coloured diamond Eagle brooch set in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat yellow and rose gold.

Ref. 908330-5001

 

 

 

ROLLS-ROYCE DEBUTS ‘SPIRIT OF ECSTASY’ FABERGÉ EGG

ROLLS-ROYCE DEBUTA HUEVO FABERGÉ “ESPÍRITU DE ECSTASY”

La historia de los huevos de Fabergé está estrechamente relacionada con la Pascua. En 1885, el emperador Alejandro III de Rusia quería darle a su esposa, la emperatriz Maria Feodorovna, un regalo de Pascua verdaderamente memorable. El huevo de Pascua de chocolate que había salido a la venta en Gran Bretaña una docena de años antes estaba muy por debajo de los exigentes estándares establecidos por el hombre imponente y enérgico. Se requería algo completamente más impresionante, magnífico y duradero.

ROLLS-ROYCE DEBUTS ‘SPIRIT OF ECSTASY’ FABERGÉ EGG

A medida que nos acercamos a la festiva temporada de Pascua, Rolls-Royce se complace en compartir imágenes inéditas del Spirit of Ecstasy Fabergé Egg, un objeto de arte contemporáneo creado para un coleccionista exigente de Rolls-Royce y Fabergé.

ROLLS-ROYCE DEBUTS ‘SPIRIT OF ECSTASY’ FABERGÉ EGG

Rolls-Royce Faberge Egg.
Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.com

Por lo tanto, el Emperador encargó a la célebre joyero de San Petersburgo, la Casa de Fabergé, que creara un espectacular huevo con joyas. La empresa obligó con un huevo hecho de oro, con una cáscara esmaltada blanca opaca que se abrió para revelar una yema de oro amarillo. Este contenía una gallina dorada, que a su vez ocultaba una pequeña réplica de diamantes de la corona imperial, de la que se suspendió un pequeño colgante de rubí.

El emperador estaba tan encantado que dar huevos de Fabergé se convirtió en una tradición de Pascua para la dinastía gobernante de Rusia. La firma produjo otros nueve ejemplos exquisitos para Alexander durante su reinado, y 40 para su sucesor, el zar Nicolás II (que también era un conocedor de los automóviles finos: su colección incluía un Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost terminado en un tono imperial adecuado). púrpura).

Muchos de estos notables Huevos Imperiales se perdieron después de la Revolución de 1917. Los sobrevivientes se encuentran ahora entre los objetos más codiciados y valiosos que jamás se hayan creado. En 2014, el Tercer Huevo Imperial Fabergé, que data de 1887, se vendió en una subasta en Londres por un valor de $ 33 millones.

En 2018, Fabergé y Rolls-Royce unieron fuerzas para producir un nuevo huevo imperial contemporáneo en nombre de un mecenas de ambas casas de lujo. Solo el segundo objeto que se encargó en la Clase Imperial, una categoría reservada para las creaciones más ilustres de Fabergé, desde la caída de los Romanov en 1917, el Huevo del Espíritu del Éxtasis Fabergé refleja la extraordinaria atención al detalle y la artesanía consumada para la cual ambas marcas son renombrado en todo el mundo.

Concebido por Rolls-Royce y llevado a la vida por Fabergé, el huevo mide 160 mm de alto y pesa 400 g, personificando los atributos de “sorpresa y deleite” de los Huevos Imperiales originales.

El huevo descansa sobre una base de guilloché de esmalte púrpura, esculpida a mano y grabada a mano, de oro blanco de 18 quilates. Los brazos de oro rosa definen la forma del huevo, actuando como una cámara protectora para sus preciosos contenidos. Al operar una palanca discreta en la base del soporte se abre la concha para revelar una figura del Espíritu del Éxtasis esculpida a mano en cristal de roca esmerilado.

Las paletas de oro rosa, adornadas con casi 10 quilates de diamantes blancos redondos, se resuelven en franjas de amatista natural que pesan más de 390 quilates, especialmente seleccionados por su saturación de color y calidad. El tono púrpura del esmalte y la amatista proporcionan un guiño juguetón al uso del color que se encuentra en la herencia de Fabergé.

El mecanismo operativo, que se cree que es el más complicado jamás creado para un huevo Fabergé, combina el último diseño asistido por computadora y la tecnología de microingeniería con el arte tradicional de los orfebres.


El ‘Espíritu del éxtasis’ Fabergé Egg se estrenó en la Casa de Rolls-Royce en Goodwood, West Sussex, Inglaterra, en una fiesta de distinguidos invitados y mecenas en octubre de 2018, antes de exponerse públicamente en la ventana de las instalaciones de Fabergé en Londres Mayfair