The amazing Fabergé emerald rings you’re about to see come from Fabergé’s Solyanka collection, a collection with a very cool story behind it:
“This collection of majestic single stone rings, each set with a spectacular coloured stone in an exquisitely refined diamond mount, is inspired by the story of the Solyanka treasure, a hoard of original Fabergé jewels discovered in 1990 in an old Moscow mansion at 13 Solyanka Street.
The jewels, of platinum, gems and pearls, many still with their Fabergé price tags attached, were found inside two battered, old candy tins, wrapped in decayed pre-Revolutionary posters. The Moscow mansion had once been owned by a wealthy merchant, connoisseur, and Fabergé client, known as the ‘Sugar King’. As the Russian Revolution took hold, the jewels were carefully hidden in a wall, under a windowsill, only to be discovered once again so many years later during renovation of the mansion.”
First we have the Fabergé Solyanka emerald ring. This gorgeous piece is centered by a rare and beautiful 13.73 carat emerald. The ring itself is highly embellished, with stylised swags and finely tapered baguette drapes on all sides, with impeccably cut and set tapered square cut diamonds at the sides and inside edges of the shank also rimmed with diamonds. This piece is set in platinum and features 14 baguette diamonds and 251 round diamonds totalling 5.62 carats.
This is perhaps the most opulent of the three Fabergé emerald and diamond ring, the Solyanka cabochon emerald and diamond ring. It is centered by a 14.50ct cabochon-cut emerald, set in platinum and featuring 263 white diamonds. The emerald was ethically sourced from Gemfields’ Zambian mines. It is a doozy of a ring, to put it lightly. This piece recently appeared on the red carpet on the hand of the lovely Naomi Watts at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards:
You’re doing it right, Naomi Watts. This is what your celebrity powers are for. And for ring #3:
This is the Fabergé Solyanka Vera ring. It is the most delicate of the three, and it might be my personal favorite of the trio. The ring is named for Vera Kharitonenko, the widow of the Sugar King, in whose Moscow mansion in Solyanka Street, the hoard of Fabergé jewels was found in 1990. The center stone is an ethically mined 8.27ct Gemfields cushion-cut emerald. It’s set in 18ct white gold and surrounded by 129 diamonds for a total diamond weight of 1.81ct.