Fabergé Reveals the Romanov Necklace
The House of Fabergé, one of the most renowned jewelry houses in the world, has unveiled yet another one of their masterpieces – the Romanov Necklace. Fabergé is most well known for their extravagant, decorative eggs; made by the hundreds from 1885 to 1917, with some even specially made for the Royal Families of Russia.
The Romanov is a spectacular contemporary emerald and diamond collar necklace, inspired by an original design of the House of Fabergé dated back to 1885. It was the product of a collaboration between a leading Paris-based jewelry workshop and Fabergé’s own in-house design team. They worked for 16 months to bring the historic sketch to life, enlisting the workmanship of meticulous artisans, goldsmiths, and gem-setters.
It boasts a collection of 79 emeralds of exceptional quality, totalling 186.85 carats. All of the emeralds were handpicked and sourced by Katharina Flohr, Fabergé’s creative director, from the ethical and ecologically sound Gemfield’s Zambian mines. They were all found to be perfectly matched in color and characteristics. The necklace as a whole holds 2,225 gemstones which total 363.48 carats; of these 1,991 round brilliant white diamonds, 151 rose-cut diamonds, one 0.67 carat rose diamond, and a pear shaped rose cut of 3.48 carats. White gold forms the lines of the necklace and the setting of the gemstones.
The construction of the necklace allows it to be worn in several different ways. It is made of three different parts: the choker, which can be worn alone or with the emerald drop pendant, the collar necklace, and the patternwork necklace containing the emerald drop.
The name of the necklace is meant to honor the House of Romanov, the second and last imperial dynasty to rule over Russia until the February Revolution abolished the crown. They reigned from 1613 to 1917.
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