Bradley’s Jewellers York has unveiled a collaborative Fabergé egg pendant and announced a wider collection in an exclusive partnership with the iconic brand.
Jeweller Kay Bradley unveiled the exquisite Fabergé Yorkshire Rose Egg Surprise Locket, designed in collaboration with the iconic jewellery house, at a showcase event to launch Fabergé’s arrival at her York store.
In the historic setting of Castle Howard, Bradley’s Jewellers York hosted a spectacular gala to reveal the Fabergé 18k gold Yorkshire Rose egg pendant and celebrate Fabergé’s arrival in York, with Kay’s store on Low Petergate the exclusive stockist in the city. Kay, who is the only British female, independent retailer to have collaborated with Fabergé, also announced plans to expand the Fabergé Yorkshire Rose collection to include drop earrings, a matching pendant, a bangle and a matching ring. She also hopes to commission an exclusive, one-of-a-kind, Fabergé Yorkshire Rose Imperial Egg Objet in the future, which will be handcrafted by esteemed Fabergé workmasters.
Castle Howard – the location for a special gala evening to launch the Bradley’s Jewellers York Fabergé Yorkshire Rose Egg pendant.
Kay, an award-winning jeweller, said: “There are few words as evocative as Fabergé – it is a word synonymous with absolute luxury and love, and epitomises the finest of design and craftsmanship. It’s also wonderful that the Fabergé family is still involved in the business, including Sarah Fabergé, great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Fabergé.
“It is these virtues that unite the house of Fabergé and my own jewellery business, and I am absolutely delighted to introduce my own unique collaboration. It is no exaggeration to say, that this is the pinnacle of my career.”
Attended by some of the top names in the industry, including Sarah Fabergé, and her son Joshua, the launch event showcased select Fabergé high jewellery pieces rarely seen in public. Bradley’s Jewellers York will exclusively stock Fabergé’s collections, including Kay’s own Fabergé Yorkshire Rose Egg Surprise Lockets, which are crafted in a choice of 18k white, rose or yellow gold. The gold eggs open to reveal a cold enamel Yorkshire Rose surprise inside, with a yellow sapphire centre, celebrating Fabergé’s historic botanical studies, and in homage to Kay’s home region.
“I am absolutely delighted to introduce my own unique collaboration. It is no exaggeration to say, that this is the pinnacle of my career.”
Kay Bradley of Bradley’s Jewellers York.
During the event, Kay wore the limited-edition Fabergé Summer in Provence Diamond Necklace. Also on display was a Fabergé ‘Soleil de Nuit’ necklace, featuring a pear-cut Gemfields Zambian emerald, and the Fabergé Diaghilev, a spectacular sapphire and diamond egg pendant. Liisa Tallgren, Fabergé‘s Head Designer, who designed the Fabergé x Game of Thrones Egg, which sold for $2.2m in April 2021, also attended the gala. Liisa has worked closely with Kay to design a portfolio of Yorkshire Rose pieces that will be put into production for Christmas 2022, and on sale exclusively at Bradley’s Jewellers York.
Sarah Fabergé, Head of Fabergé Heritage Council and Director of Special Projects, said: “A magical evening at Castle Howard, ‘A Place Like No Other,’ was the stunning setting for the launch of the Fabergé Yorkshire Rose Egg Surprise Lockets in collaboration with Bradley’s Jewellers, York.
Liisa Tallgren, Fabergé‘s Head Designer
“Our contemporary Fabergé jewels and timepieces sparkled and shimmered, all the while quietly watched over by historical Fabergé pieces from the Castle Howard Collection. ‘Fabergé Revisited’ springs to mind!”
On the night, one of Kay’s Yorkshire Rose egg pendants, worth £6,600, was given away in a prize draw. Proceeds from the draw helped raise £2,000 for the York Minister Fund, to support the ongoing conservation and restoration of the cathedral.
Find out more about the Bradley’s Jewellers Fabergé collection, here.
Browse the Yorkshire Rose Egg collection, here. The Fabergé Colours of Love collection is available at Bradley’s Jewellers on Low Petergate. Discover the vibrant creations in this collection, here.