Fabergé x Regent ‘Journey In Jewels’ Inspıred by Seas

Fabergé, the world’s most iconic artist jeweller, has partnered with Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, to produce a one-of-a-kind egg objet. The Fabergé x Regent ‘Journey in Jewels’ Egg Objet is the pièce de résistance of Regent’s1600-piece art collection now on display aboard its newest ship, Seven Seas Grandeur™, and is the first Fabergé egg to permanently reside at sea.

Sarah Fabergé, Founding Member of the Fabergé Heritage Council and great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Fabergé, was appointed by Regent as Godmother of Seven Seas Grandeur™, and unveiled the ‘Journey in Jewels’ egg at the ship’s christening ceremony in Miami, Florida.

While Sarah performed her Godmother duties at the elegant and exclusive gala event, she wore bespoke Fabergé x Regent Earrings and Ring, inspired by ‘Journey in Jewels’; these unique creations will be auctioned to raise funds for the Gemfields Foundation.

Crafted in England, the unique Fabergé x Regent ‘Journey in Jewels’ is inspired by the seven seas that Regent’s ships traverse and features an array of colourful gemstones which evoke the colours of the ocean, alongside guilloché enamel and ombre lacquering to represent not only the waters, but also the sunrises and sunsets witnessed aboard Regent’s ships.

Designed by Liisa Tallgren, Fabergé’s Head of Design, and overseen by Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell, Fabergé’s Creative Director, the Fabergé x Regent ‘Journey in Jewels’ Egg Objet has been crafted using time-honoured techniques, with the production of the piece overseen by Fabergé Workmaster, Paul Jones, at his workshop in southern England. Jones was also responsible for the creation of the Fabergé x Game of Thrones and Fabergé x Rolls-Royce Motor Cars egg objets. The complete journey from sketch to final creation for ‘Journey in Jewels’ has taken a year and a half to come to fruition.

The outer ‘shell’ of the egg has been enamelled in an ombre of blues, representative of the colours of the sea. This ‘shell’ consists of seven intricate blades which, just like a wave, each break into a ‘sea foam’ of pearls and white diamonds at the tips in a truly extraordinary aesthetic feat.

The majestic egg sits upon a plinth adorned with emeralds, tsavorites, blue sapphires and white diamonds, set in Fabergé’s ‘Emotion’ pavé style, with colourful gems specially chosen to evoke the colours of the ocean. This gem-set plinth is anchored to a stand which reflects layers of waves accented with pearls and diamonds at the edges; this design element is more geometric and symmetrical in a nod to the helm of Seven Seas Grandeur™.

As with all Fabergé eggs, there is more than meets the eye. By rotating the pearl ‘helm’ anti-clockwise, the seven blades, a number specially chosen to represent the ‘seven seas’, delicately open in unison to reveal a surprise hidden within.