Renowned jeweller Fabergé is shining the spotlight on the new Crescent Collection of 18-karat gold pendant, ring and earrings in celebration of Eid al-Adha.
The handcrafted pieces are inspired by a true story of romance, intrigue, adventure and beauty in the early 1960s. At the time, a mysterious former French secret service officer, Charles Antoine Roger Luzarche d'Azay, gave his collection of 18 exquisite Fabergé cigarette cases to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Years later, friends of Luzarche d'Azay explained that he had been desperately in love with French aristocrat Princess Cécile Murat, who was already married.
Fabergé was inspired by his devotion and by the enigmatic symbols that decorate the cases, including crescent moons and a golden map of the Nile with coloured gems marking cities along its course.
“Curators are still unsure as to the symbol’s meanings. Does the crescent moon symbolise midnight trysts or covert adventures? Fabergé prefers to leave those questions unanswered and to celebrate the crescent moon as a symbol of beauty and devotion, while the emerald has long been associated with eternity, the heart and the renewal of love,” the jeweller said.
The Crescent Collection features elegantly detailed, fluted 18-karat gold crescent moons, studded with pavé diamonds and a sparkling emerald star nestling in the new moon’s curving arms.
All the emeralds are from Gemfields.
The launch of the Fabergé Crescent pendant, Fabergé Crescent ring and Fabergé Crescent earrings will coincide with Eid al-Adha and will be available exclusively at the Fabergé concession in Harrods, the Fabergé boutique in the Dubai Mall, and online at faberge.com.