A high jewellery collection by Fabergé that, for the first time, spotlighted the work of a designer whom the company has mentored
James Ganh is a private jeweller in London who studied design at Central St. Martins and worked at Fabergé before forming his own company in 2014. Known for his versatility and engineering expertise, Ganh makes transformable jewels united by their embrace of coloured stones and distinguished by an element of surprise.
“Peter Carl Fabergé spent a lot of his time developing young creatives – we knew when we started with James that this was in our DNA,” said Josina von-dem Bussche-Kessell, global sales director at Fabergé. “It doesn’t matter where someone is from or based, what really matters is the currency of their creativity. We wanted to keep Fabergé’s tradition of nurturing young talent.”
True to that mission, Fabergé’s 2020 high jewellery collection features five of Ganh’s inventive designs, including a dramatic necklace centred on a cushion-cut tanzanite surrounded by a frame of gems that detaches to form a brooch or a ring.
“It comes on a chain with rubies and rock crystal,” said von-dem Bussche-Kessell. “We were quite adamant that James look at rock crystal with new and fresh eyes. It’s a bit of a forgotten material that Peter Carl used.”
Other standout pieces include a Paraiba tourmaline and diamond ring that turns into a pendant, and “a drop pendant with a ginormous blue sapphire set with a surround of diamonds and emeralds, that hooks on to chain of rock crystal and emeralds,” said von-dem Bussche-Kessell.
The Fabergé x James Ganh collection ranges from US$33,150 to US$317,460.