Simone Jewels' designer tells the inspiration for the “From Russia With Love” collection, created to celebrate the 15th anniversary of her brand
Monday, 01 March 2021,
by Antonella Reina
«Russian royalties have owned some of the world’s most exquisite jewellery, with Catherine the Great, the Empress of Russia, believing that great jewels were as important as a great army!» says Simone Ng, founder of Simone Jewels, which she launched in 2014. Now, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the brand that has always been inspired by the richness of the history and cultures of the past, the designer is launching the new collection “From Russia With Love” which celebrates the royal style of Russian jewelry, giving it a contemporary design. The collection brings to life the famous guilloché technique used in Fabergé's iconic “eggs”. «I have always been absolutely fascinated by the grandeur of Russian and my inspiration for this collection was drawn from the craftsmanship and intricacy of the royals’ elaborate pieces» she states. The collection includes one-of-a kind pieces, such as the Fabergé Delight, an egg, crafted in 18-karat white and rose gold, covered with diamonds that opens to reveal a miniature Russian ballerina, colored with white enamel. A clasp adorned with a red ruby completes the luxurious pendant worthy of today's royalty. Handcrafted, the jewel took five months to complete.