In celebration of the Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals Fabergé has launched the Palais Tsarskoye Selo Teal Locket with Snowflake Surprise.
The Palais Tsarskoye Selo Teal Locket is hand crafted from 18 carat white gold set with blue vitreous enamel. Fabergé’s workmasters “meticulously” added several layers of enamel to the locket, one at a time, with the pendant fired in a kiln after every layer.
The locket opens to reveal an 18 carat white gold snowflake, set with diamonds. The Palais Tsarskoye Selo Teal Locket with Snowflake Surprise will debut at Fabergé’s exclusive Andorra partner Perleria de Tahiti, artist-jeweller Laurent Pereira’s family-owned boutique.
The Palais Tsarskoye Selo Teal Locket is also inspired by the Russian Imperial family’s gilded baroque country palace, built for Empress Elizabeth by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the architect of St Petersburg’s Winter Palace, on the Tsarskoye Selo estate.