Who doesn’t love beautiful and unique antique jewellery? As a Jewellery valuation expert, I love identifying and studying distinctive antique jewellery made in the past. These pieces of jewellery speak of opulence, luxury, legacy, and elaborate style. They reflect the taste and view of master jewellers of every period in history. 

Come January 2022, I shall be visiting one of the most popular exhibitions of our time. This exhibition has attracted over 150,000 people since its opening, and I can’t wait to be there. I will be visiting the Faberge exhibition taking place at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London with my good friend, Karra. She booked our visit to the exhibition venue three weeks ago, and as jewellery valuation experts, we are both excited to visit this exhibition. 

As part of our job, we provide you with appraisals on your original antique and vintage jewellery for probate, insurance and divorce purposes. The popular saying “knowledge builds confidence“ holds for us because we continue our training daily. As appraisers, we get jewellery valued and are up to date with new and exciting things happening in the jewellery and watch trade to give you the best sales valuation.

Fabergé in London

This exhibition is titled “Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution”.  It’s a major exhibition dedicated to the unique craftsmanship of the Russian jeweller. The exhibition started on the 20th of November, 2021, and will end on the 8th of May, 2022. 

This London exhibition is celebrating the works of Peter Carl Fabergé, the genius behind the Russian jewellery house that created luxury items for royals and aristocrats. Over two hundred objects will tell the story of this Russian jeweller. His incredible creativity and craftsmanship transformed his client’s dreams into miniature reality. If you take a closer look at his creations, you will be enticed and blown away. His luxury craftsmanship is a sight to behold, and it fills you with a sense of wonder.

He is famous for the bejewelled eggs he crafted for Russia’s Romanov imperial family in the early 1900s. Fabergé was commissioned to create a jewelled egg as an Easter gift for the wife of Tsar Alexander III of Russia. Due to his unique creativity, the Tsar ordered another jewelled egg the next year. This continued until the Russian revolution which happened in 1917. Fabergé came to London and began to preserve London in his works. He was also the owner of the largest jewellery company in Russia at that time. 

An interesting fact about Fabergé

Considering all the accolades attributed to this man, it might interest you to know that Fabergé did not make these fascinating pieces himself. He had a talented team of artists, designers, and craftsmen who worked under his guidance. He was not only known for his legendary imperial eggs, he also made figurines, letter openers, tiaras, and cigar cutters.

A lot has been said about the fascinating works of this legend, and I can’t wait to be in the exhibition venue.  I promise to share the excitement of the exhibition with you. Do you know other master jewellers of the past? Let me know in the comment section. 

This beautifully illustrated book explores the history and legacy of the House of Fabergé, from its origins in Russia – and its role in the glamorous world of the Romanovs – to global recognition