The sparkling stillness of a long, white Russian winter, the silence of snowdrifts, Troikas and bells, ice palaces, the romance of winter balls. Zhivago, dazzling ice-white compositions of delicate, crisp snowflakes falling softly onto rows of diamonds and pearls. Imperial, glistening snow-covered diamond cupolas, aristocratic crests, the penchant for precious pearls, worn with exquisite white gowns at lavish candlelit winter parties.