Fabergé presents its Summer in Provence High Jewellery Collection: exquisite jewellery sets with matching timepieces evoking the season of coloured petals dancing in the warm breeze to the sound of the cicadas.
Starting with Faberge’s Summer in Provence High Jewellery Timepieces, this is a sweet collection presenting timepieces adorned with a floral strap that tells the time at the heart of a colourful stream, just as if you were sitting back to watch time flowing gently by.
Summer in Provence is a collection that truly captures the blend of colours and happiness that characterise the South of France.
This is how Fabergé workshop has been able to create a High Jewellery watch that dazzles with its poetic colours and shapes, thus offering a new vision of jewellery timepieces.
Summer in Provence timepieces are true works of art, demonstrating the sophistication of all the skills used to fashion them. Precious gems are delicately interlaced with coloured fine stones and hard-stone micro-sculptures. A series of interlocking precious ribbons move across a rounded pebble, in which the movement of the self-winding mechanical watch movement is housed.
The lines intermingle and envelop the perfectly round and harmonious contours of the case. Two flexible little bands in the lower section are filled with enamel to highlight the “Fabergé” name which emblazon the piece. Others, snow-set with precious stones, unfurl across the dial to envelop the case.
The softly shaped bracelet, made of diamonds stung together like beads on a necklace, caresses the wrist. In the centre, a tiniy floral chain meanders over its entire length. Like a garland of lights, it mimics the gentle swaying of wild flowers in the breeze. This is how these amazing timepieces were brought to life.
The Summer in Provence timepieces come in diamond, emerald and multi-coloured sapphire versions, with a matching jewellery suite composed of a necklace, earrings and ring.
Summer in Provence is then also an uplifting High Jewellery collection that, recalling the timepieces’ motifs, is to be treasured because of its enamel and precious stones entwined in a ribbon of flowers, with a nod to Russian folklore and to the breezy shades of a summer in Provence.
Jewels that are like the woven fabric of summer dresses in a mix of floral patterns and contrasting bright colours and materials, textures and layers – turquoise beads, pearls, polished enamel, baguette emeralds and Paraiba tourmalines adorn three unique jewellery sets.
Summer in Provence jewels convey the breath-taking light of this much-loved region, which inspired so many artists.
The Summer in Provence jewels come in diamond, emerald and multi-coloured sapphire versions, with matching timepieces, which offer a spirited assembly of fine gems, rare stones and materials. The white diamonds reflect the light while the rich interplay of hues comes from the emeralds, Paraiba tourmalines, rubies and sapphires.
The flowers in the timepieces, crafted in white mother-of-pearl, are adorned with petals of gems such as diamonds or chrysoprases. Grand feu enamel was incorporated into the dial to produce the monochrome ribbons.
Such graceful and transformable jewels are simply perfect to adorn the free-spirited and unforgettable Faberge woman. CC
Post edited by Claudia Carletti, Jewellery Through Time. All material courtesy of Fabergé Press Office.