A Fabergé Aquamarine And Diamond Pendant
An important turn-of-the-century Fabergé aquamarine and diamond pendant, the pendant comprising an oval faceted aquamarine, within a diamond-set border, with three diamond foliate drops, with diamond surmount and chain, Purchased by dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna of Russia 28th of July 1912 for 260 roubles. Was a gift to Augusta Marie Utke Ramsing 1875-1959 who was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margrethe of Denmark, niece of Tsarina of Russia, circa 1912.
This gorgeous aquamarine and diamond necklace was made by Fabergé. Fabergé was established in St Petersburg in 1842, and by the late nineteenth century, was Russia’s largest and best-known jewellery house. The house has become known for their royal commissions and their close ties to the family of Tsar Nicholas II. This piece has a rich royal provenance: Empress Maria Fedorovna purchased this piece on the 28th of July 1913 and gave it as a gift to Augusta Marie Utke Ramsing, lady-in-waiting to Princess Margrethe of Denmark. The necklace features a beautiful, typically early nineteenth century hanging pendant. The pendant’s main feature is an impressive aquamarine which is surrounded by a frame of diamonds. Further foliate shaped drops set with diamonds are suspended from the aquamarine, and the aquamarine itself is suspended from an elegant loop of diamonds and two diamond set chains. This important piece is rich in beauty as well as historical provenance.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.