A 40th year anniversary in any business is always special, yet when your business is involved with the design and manufacture of fine jewellery with British gemstones, what better is there to celebrate by joining forces with the world’s most iconic artist jeweller in the creation of new and exquisite jewellery pieces.
Such a collaboration has come wonderfully to life as C W Sellors – marking 40 years in business in 2019 – joined forces with the London atelier workshop of Fabergé to launch a limited collection of Derbyshire Blue John egg designs.
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 have used British gemstones to craft their iconic pieces.
Having been involved in many projects over his four decades in the industry, Chris Sellors – Managing Director of C W Sellors – knows this one is a little bit different “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 Blue John pendants, either as two halves set with a diamond centre or as a Fabergé trademark surprise locket - in this case a finely wrought Derbyshire Rose design, both designs have been worked on by skilled Fabergé craftsmen and offered in 18ct rose, white or yellow gold for the diamond pendant and 18ct yellow gold for the surprise locket. With the finest selected Derbyshire Blue John being used in each, the surprise pendant also features quality diamonds arranged on intricate guilloche and precious glass enamel.
The collection also features two objet eggs with an arrangement of flowers as their surprise and set on Blue John plinths – carved in C W Sellors Ashbourne workshop. To mark the arrival of their 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 lucky 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 commented “As a thank you to the customers who had reserved the first of these limited-edition pieces, we wanted offer a handover experience to remember, which hopefully we succeeded in doing with the help of Chatsworth House."