Winter Olympics, Vodka, Fur Hats, Ballet, ringing any bells yet? Yes this week’s blog is about all things Russian.
As the Sochi Winter Olympics are currently taking place and we have finally bagged ourselves some medals, we thought it was aptly timed to take a look at some iconic Russian jewellery designers. We’ve also discovered a UK designer with an unexpected Russian heritage.
Arguably one of the most famous high end jewellery brands in the world, Fabergé was founded in 1842 in St.Petersburg, Russia by Gustav Fabergé. Known for their elaborate jewel encrusted Fabergé eggs and their intricate pieces which exchange hands for millions.
The house of Alexander Arne has been in fine jewellery since the late 19th century. Arne jewellers use both traditional and innovative enamel techniques to bring Russian jewellery traditions back to life.
Created by the young jewellery designer Eugene Naumov, who has quickly gained popularity with Russian celebrities, Eva Noumova designs are based on unique moments, vivid memories, favourite shapes and patterns.
Annoushka’s mother was Russian and as a young girl she was cared for by a Russian nanny. Her collections are inspired by Russian fable and fairytale, and are tinged with Russian colours and opulence reflecting her heritage.
Most famously known for founding Links of London with her husband John Ayton, Annoushka then created her own fine jewellery brand in 2009.
Those competing in the Sochi Winter Olympics will be hoping to wear another piece of jewellery around their necks – a medal. Good luck TeamGB!