Fabergé: A Legacy of Exquisite Artistry and Craftsmanship


26th October 2023

Fabergé is delighted to introduce the Heritage Yellow Gold Diamond & Guilloché Enamel Bee Surprise Locket to its Heritage collection, with proceeds from the sale supporting the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The Heritage collection celebrates Fabergé’s passion for surprise and showcases complex traditional techniques, such as the delicate art of guilloché enamelling and hand-engraving

Fabergé is delighted to partner with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation on the launch of this special locket and for every piece sold will donate $1,350 to the Foundation, to finance actions of its Forests and Communities Initiative (FCI) that has been launched, alongside renowned partners, to support the conservation of forest ecosystems through the action of indigenous peoples and local communities and the development of a supportive network of actors providing a range of multidisciplinary expertise.

The Heritage Yellow Gold Diamond & Guilloché Enamel Bee Surprise Locket is crafted in 18k Yellow Gold and hand-painted with peach-colored guilloché enamel. The little bee itself is hand-painted in black and orange lacquer and sits upon a yellow agate stone platform, with subtle honeycomb engraving. The outer case of the egg locket features 15 round brilliant-cut white diamonds.

Fabergé was renowned for crafting little animals from hardstone as charms and ornaments. Art historians have described these creations – the Fabergé menagerie – as possessing ‘psychologically interpretive aspects’, or human- like qualities. The accentuation of specific characteristics of each subject also gave them distinctive personalities. Fabergé often combined these hardstones with precious metals and coloured gems, seamlessly integrating each with the other to produce miniature works of art. These precious creations are, therefore, a perfect example of Fabergé’s trademark style.

This creation retails for £10,800/$13,500 and is available to view at faberge.com. For more information or to book a virtual or in-person appointment, please contact sales@faberge.com.

About Fabergé:

Fabergé, the world’s most iconic artist jeweller, creates extraordinary jewellery, watches and objet d’art, as well as bespoke commissions for a discerning international clientele. Founded in 1842, Fabergé has been one of the most revered names in jewellery ever since Peter Carl Fabergé created the 50 ingenious Imperial Easter Eggs for the Romanov family between 1885 and 1916.

Today, Fabergé celebrates ‘A Life in Colour’, taking inspiration from its storied past to create original pieces which capture the Maison’s past, present and future. By painting with the world’s finest coloured gemstones, Fabergé explores the art of colour through creations which are designed to become future heirlooms. Celebrating the concept of the artist jeweller in today’s world of luxury, Fabergé traces its legacy of excellence in creativity, design and craftsmanship to bring about a new era of enchanting and enduring personal possessions and gifts, designed to be worn and treasured by contemporary connoisseurs. Current collections are available online at Faberge.com, in-store at Fabergé boutiques in London and Dubai, via ‘By Appointment’ services in the UK and USA, as well as over 120 points of sale globally via authorised retailers.

About Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation:

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is a global non-profit organisation committed to progressing Planetary Health for present and future generations. Founded by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2006, the Foundation exists to promote a new relationship with nature and the innovations that can impact

this change. The Foundation aims to bring humanity together to empower impactful solutions for our planet’s biodiversity, climate, ocean and water resources.

More information on the Forest and Communities Initiative can be found here: https://www.fpa2.org/en/initiatives/forests-and-communities-initiative-013