Fabergé, the renowned jewellery brand, has recently introduced two new commemorative lockets to its Heritage collection to mark the coronation of King Charles III on 6th May 2023.
The Heritage Yellow Gold Diamond and Red Guilloché Enamel Coronation Crown Locket and the Heritage Yellow Gold Diamond and Red Guilloché Enamel Gold State Coach Surprise Locket feature the British Hallmarking Council’s new hallmark, which portrays King Charles III’s head, as a tribute to this momentous occasion.
This hallmark is also exclusively available on request, for any item of Fabergé jewellery or bespoke orders made in 2023, increasing the collectability of these lockets.
Design and Features
Both 18k yellow gold egg-shaped lockets are hand-painted with a regal red guilloché enamel and adorned with 17 round brilliant cut white diamonds. These lockets have a hidden surprise, which is revealed when the wearer touches a diamond button.
The Heritage Coronation Gold State Coach Surprise Locket features a miniature replica of the Gold State Coach, a well-known sight at royal coronations, jubilees, and events since its construction in 1762 to transport British monarchs. The miniature carriage sits on a carnelian carved stone platform and is adorned with a diamond on the side of the door.
The Heritage Coronation Crown Surprise Locket is inspired by St Edward’s Crown, the crown used during the coronation and one of the nation’s most prized possessions.
The Fabergé crown surprise is crafted from 18k yellow gold, decorated in a majestic purple lacquer, and set with 4 round blue sapphires, 10 round Gemfields Zambian emeralds, and 2 round Gemfields Mozambican rubies. It sits on a carved carnelian stone platform.
Gemfields and Sustainability
Gemfields, a company that responsibly mines and markets coloured gemstones from some of the world’s finest gemstone deposits supplied the emeralds and rubies used in the lockets.
The company ensures that the mining of gemstones benefits the countries of origin and respects the natural world and the communities that inhabit it. Gemfields believes that gemstones should be mined with transparency, legitimacy, and integrity.
Availability and Price
Fabergé’s Heritage Yellow Gold Diamond and Red Guilloché Enamel Coronation Crown Locket and Heritage Yellow Gold Diamond and Red Guilloché Enamel Gold State Coach Surprise Locket retail for £10,800/$13,500.
These lockets will be available for purchase online at Faberge.com, in-store at Fabergé’s retail boutiques in Harrods London and The Dubai Mall, and at selected authorised retailers. Customers can also book in-person and virtual appointments to view the collection at Fabergé’s ‘By Appointment’ showrooms in the UK and USA.
Fabergé’s Heritage Collection is renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship, attention to detail, and hidden surprises. The launch of these commemorative lockets to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III is a tribute to the British monarchy and a unique addition to Fabergé’s heritage collection.
Customers interested in owning a piece of history and investing in a collectable piece of jewellery can purchase these exclusive lockets from Faberge.com, retail boutiques, or selected authorised retailers.