05 December 2014

Holiday Wishlists 2014: Fabergé

You're in for a treat today, jewel lovers -- though perhaps one that's not exactly pocketbook friendly...

The Duchess of Cornwall wears a Fabergé brooch

Holiday Wishlist: Fabergé

Founded in 1842, the House of Fabergé was founded in St. Petersburg, and since then, they've made important pieces of jewelry for royals across Europe. From tiaras for empresses to brooches for queens, the pieces that Fabergé has made over the year remain impressively wearable even today. Here are five of my favorite pieces from the company's newest collections...

The Summer Rose Petal Brooch is a part of the company's "Spectre de la Rose" series, which features jewelry designed to look like fallen rose petals. The entire brooch is encrusted with colorful diamonds and sapphires. (Price on request)

Fabergé is famous around the world for their bejeweled Easter eggs, and today the company honors the legacy of those jeweled objects in their fine jewelry collections. The Impératrice Diamond Rose Gold Pendant especially echoes the splendor of the Romanov court. ($6,641)

I haven't been able to stop thinking about the Clover Ring -- I'm not even sure I'd be brave enough to wear it, but it's absolutely magical. Made to echo one of Fabergé's eggs, the ring features four large four-leaf clovers set with green garnets and white diamonds. Amazing. (Price on request)

No big deal -- just a pair of earrings inspired by Catherine the Great. (!) The Katharina Earrings feature large tourmaline drops, small moonstones, and borders of pavé-set pink and white diamonds. (Price on request)

Fabergé doesn't forget jewels for gentlemen, either -- the Sergei Diamond Cufflinks are a throwback to the days when the company made elaborate cigarette cases. ($8,601)

If holiday elves could bring you anything from Fabergé's current catalogue, which pieces would you choose?

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for writing this post in any way, and Fabergé did not sponsor it. The opinions expressed here are solely mine.