Sunday, July 7, 2024

Fabergé Unveils the Stunning Malaika Egg in Collaboration with Gemfields

London, England—In a tribute to exquisite craftsmanship and ethical sourcing, Fabergé has introduced the Fabergé x Gemfields Malaika Egg, a dazzling creation adorned with Mozambican rubies ethically sourced from the Montepuez ruby mine. The name ‘Malaika’, meaning ‘angel’ in Swahili, symbolizes the profound connection to Mozambique. This masterpiece, set in 18k rose gold, features an opulent array of white and brown diamonds, pink sapphires, amethysts, and pearls.

Exceptional Craftsmanship

Expertly handcrafted by skilled artisans in England, the Malaika Egg combines time-honoured techniques with contemporary elegance. The exterior, adorned with fiery Mozambican rubies, pays homage to their brilliance, enhanced by guilloché enamel that resembles the delicate feathers of an angel’s wings. The intricate design includes tantalizing gaps revealing a hidden Fabergé surprise within. The egg is embellished with 308 rubies, 4,312 round brilliant-cut white diamonds, 252 brown diamonds, 421 pink sapphires, and 61 amethysts, all meticulously set in 18k rose gold.

Guilloché Enamel

A technique perfected by Peter Carl Fabergé, guilloché enamel involves applying powdered glass to metal surfaces, creating a translucent effect that enhances the egg’s beauty. This craftsmanship, requiring precision and years of expertise, underscores Fabergé’s commitment to timeless artistry.

Hidden Surprise

True to Fabergé’s legacy, the Malaika Egg conceals a hidden gem: a five-carat Mozambican ruby within a rose gold filigree sphere. By turning a pearl ring at its base, the egg’s ‘wings’ gracefully unfurl, revealing the precious ruby that can be admired within the piece or removed for bespoke jewellery creations.

CEO Remarks

Antony Lindsay, CEO of Fabergé, highlighted the significance of color in Fabergé’s creations, stating, “Colour is at the heart of Fabergé’s DNA, and the Malaika Egg exemplifies our dedication to crafting with the finest gemstones. We are proud to support Gemfields’ commitment to responsible sourcing, ensuring that every gem benefits its place of origin.”

Elena Basaglia, Head of Partnerships and Product – Downstream at Gemfields, praised the ruby’s unique qualities, noting its vibrant red hue and flawless clarity, making it a standout addition to the Malaika Egg.

Ethical Sourcing and Community Impact

Discovered in 2009, the Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique, owned by Gemfields, has become a significant global supplier and a catalyst for positive change. Revenues are reinvested locally, funding schools, healthcare initiatives, and vocational training, aligning with Gemfields’ ethos of creating lasting community benefits.

Charitable Commitment

Beyond its aesthetic allure, the Malaika Egg embodies a charitable spirit. Fabergé has pledged $100,000 to the Gemfields Foundation from its sale. Established in 2019, this UK-registered charity collaborates with Gemfields to spearhead poverty-alleviation projects, fostering sustainable development in African mining communities.


The Fabergé x Gemfields Malaika Egg is available for $1,200,000/£960,000, including the charitable pledge to the Gemfields Foundation. This exquisite piece stands as a testament to Fabergé’s commitment to artistry, ethical sourcing, and community support.

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