Palais Tsarskoye Selo Turquoise Locket with Ladybird SurpriseItem# 478-00170
The Heritage Collection draws inspiration from Fabergé’s original jeweled masterpieces, capturing their refinement, cultural richness and technical perfection.
Palais Tsarskoye Selo Turquoise Locket features 0.30 carats of round white diamonds and turquoise guilloché enamel, set in 18-karat yellow gold.
In keeping with its fondness for delight, surprise and discovery, Fabergé has concealed a ladybird (ladybug) decorated with red and black enamel inside the locket. The locket is 22mm.
Fabergé is renowned for creating unique decorative pieces – objet d’art, timepieces and jewelry – painting with colored gemstones and delighting with the element of surprise. Fabergé’s love of the unexpected began when Peter Carl Fabergé, artist-jeweler to the Russian Court, presented the first of his legendary Imperial Eggs, the Hen Egg, in 1885. The egg opened to reveal a golden hen set with ruby eyes, concealing a gold and diamond replica of the imperial crown, complete with a tiny ruby pendant suspended on a chain. Today’s Fabergé collections celebrate Peter Carl’s love of a life in color and his legacy of inimitable bespoke pieces, crafted by peerless workmasters, each bringing a modern twist.