Jeweller and manufacturer, C W Sellors, has joined forces with luxury brand, Fabergé, as part of its 40th anniversary celebration.
40 years in business is no small feat, and C W Sellors will be marking this occasion with the launch of an exclusive collection in partnership with Fabergé.
Taking the Derbyshire Blue John gemstones C W Sellors has become renowned for, and Fabergé’s iconic egg motif, the two luxury firms have created a limited selection of pieces.
With C W Sellors’ continued aim of showcasing the best of British gemstones designs to the world, combined with Fabergé’s ceaseless quest to find and use the finest materials in their creations, the launch of this new collection marks the first time Fabergé has used British gemstones to craft their iconic pieces.
Having been involved in many projects over his four decades in the industry, C W Sellors managing director, Chris Sellors, knows this one is a little bit different. He shares: “Whether potential customers view the collection with a passion for Fabergé, or just a love of jewellery design, my hope it continues to rightly raise the bar (worldwide) for Blue John and British gemstones.”
Consisting of a choice of two delicate Blue John pendants, either as two halves set with a diamond centre – finished in 18ct in rose or yellow gold – or as an 18ct yellow gold locket with a Fabergé trademark surprise – in this case a finely wrought Derbyshire Rose design, both designs have been worked on by skilled Fabergé craftsmen. With the finest selected Derbyshire Blue John being used in each, the surprise pendant also features collection quality diamonds arranged on intricate guilloche and precious glass enamel.
The exclusive collection also features two objet eggs with an arrangement of flowers as their surprise and crafted on Blue John plinths – carved in C W Sellors Ashbourne workshop.
To mark the arrival of the new Faberge Blue John collection, those who had made a pre-order of either design were recently invited to Chatsworth House by C W Sellors to receive their chosen piece.
Following a personal tour of the treasures of Chatsworth House and their latest exhibition The Dog – A Celebration at Chatsworth, a champagne reception awaited the guests in the private library of the House, followed by an insight into the Fabergé and Blue John pieces of Chatsworth House provided by Sash Giles – curator of decorative arts at Chatsworth. To end the evening, the customers were then presented with their chosen limited-edition Fabergé Blue John piece.
Having overseen the development and launch of the new collection, C W Sellors Jewellery Designer Rebecca Sellors commentsL “As a thank you to the customers who had reserved the first of these limited-edition pieces, we wanted offer a hand over experience to remember, which hopefully we succeeded in doing with the help of Chatsworth House.”