This romantic High Jewellery collection of uniquely individual one-of-a-kind jewelled masterworks brings together three themes each highlighting a fascinating aspect of the world of Peter Carl Fabergé, the legendary goldsmith and jeweller to the Imperial Romanov court. Les Fleurs depicts the flower as a poignant artistic expression, and a true Russian luxury and passion. Les Fables taps into the richness of Russian fable and folklore, the Russian soul, reviving traditions of storytelling, so vital to Fabergé today. While Les Fauves evokes the vibrant colours and deep emotions explored by the new wave of Russian artists, the Symbolists and the Fauves, the Bohemian lifestyle of aesthetes and artists, and the dazzling brilliance of the Ballets Russes.
Les Fabuleuses de Fabergé draws inspiration from a wealth of cultural and artistic references to Peter Carl Fabergé’s world, at the centre of Russia’s great Silver Age of art and intellect. Floral jewels are based on the deep Russian love for flowers and nature, on the world-weary flower as an expression of fin de siècle decadence, and also on Peter Carl Fabergé’s breathtakingly beautiful flower studies. The jewels in Les Fables are inspired by the most famous and best loved of Russian fables, such as the Stone Flower, the Firebird or Sadko, their colours and forms derived from the artists who turned to old Russian lore in their search for a new artistic identity. Les Fauves is influenced by the emotions and colours of Russian symbolist art, by Constructivism, Bohemian art-fuelled lifestyles, the fascination with gipsy singers, and the Ballets Russes, its colours, exoticism and its inspired creator, Sergei Diaghilev.