Crafted in white gold, the Romanov necklace has been created and contemporised from an archival gouache design from 1885. It was conceived by Fabergé’s in-house design team in collaboration with a leading Parisian high-jewellery workshop.
The necklace is set with 2225 gemstones, totalling 363.48 carats, and is crafted to spread over the shoulder and neckline in a silky openwork trellis of emeralds, white round diamonds and rose diamonds.
It was constructed in three separate parts enabling it to be transformed and worn in several different ways. The choker detaches from the collar, allowing the two necklaces to be worn separately, while the choker can also be worn alone or with the emerald drop pendant.
The necklace’s emeralds were sourced directly from gemstone producers Gemfields’ Zambian mines and hand selected over 12 months by Fabergé’s Creative Director, Katharina Flohr, who ensured that the emeralds were perfectly matched in colour and character. Each rough emerald was then cut to the very particular specifications of the design.
The necklace was on display at the Doha Jewellery and Watches exhibition in Qatar last month.