06 February 2012

Fabergé Pendants and Necklaces

The Russian firm of Faberge were masters in enamel work, and used it frequently in their designs. Perhaps less well known is their fine jewelry they made, most of which was executed in diamonds, and often in rock crystal. Rock crystal is actually glass, but of very fine quality.

 A Faberge egg charm necklace.

 A carved amethyst chick and gold pendant. The chick's eyes are diamonds.

 A interesting diamond festoon pendant with a large cabochon sapphire.

 A charming egg pendant, with a diamond and ruby chick crawling out of the cracked eggshell.

 A classical oval floral diamond pendant with a baroque pearl suspended in the middle.

 A very fun, multi-colored pendant necklace with small animals and egg charms.

 A small Faberge egg pendant in its original box.

 A smooth gold egg with an enameled spiderweb design, with a diamond and ruby spider.

 An elephant pendant, alluding to the Danish ancestry of the Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia.

 A Faberge sketch for an emerald and diamond necklace.

 A gold sensual woman pendant, with a singular collet-set diamond.

 A pink-enameled Rococo-style pendant in gold, diamonds, and rubies.

 A beautiful gold and diamond pendant, redolent of a page from an illuminated manuscript.

 A drawing for an impressive emerald and diamond necklace.

 A delicate pearl and diamond necklace, pictured in its original Faberge box.

 A carnelian and gold demi-parure, consisting of a necklace, earrings, and a brooch.

 A moonstone and diamond pendant in its original box.

 A diamond and pink topaz pendant.

 An interesting, Russian design of large oval Amethysts, topped with a Russian Imperial crown motif.

 A circular pendant of diamonds, pearls, and peach-colored enamel.

 A "frost" pendant watch, of diamonds and rock crystal.

 A Christmas-y oval pendant, of gold, enamel, and diamonds.

 A drawing for a delicate diamond and sapphire necklace.

 Prince Felix Felixovitch Youssoupoff and his wife, the Princess Irina Alexandrovna. Youssoupoff was the main instigator in the murder of the moujik mystic, Grigoriy Yefimovitch Rasputin. The pendant on the right is in gold and white enamel, and contains the Cyrillic initials of Princess Irina.

An oval, geometric diamond and pearl pendant necklace.