Jefferies of London // The Diamond Memories Egg
The Diamond Memories Egg
VeryFirstTo and eminent jeweller Martin Jefferies of Jefferies of London announce the launch of The Diamond Memories Egg. This unprecedented sparkling egg, covered in a myriad of diamonds, opens to reveal two gleaming elegant photo frames.
The magnificent sculpted egg crafted in 18 carat white gold is intricately set with 910 brilliant cut, flawless, D colour diamonds weighing approximately 60 carats. Opening this hinged objet d’art reveals a pair of 18 carat highly polished yellow gold picture frames encased in a matt finish surround.
This Diamond Memories Egg is not just a beautiful ornament, but comes with a gold chain enabling it to be instantly turned into a spectacular scintillating locket - a truly striking piece of haute joaillerie.
There is no other item like The Diamond Memories Egg, its creation is thanks to the imagination, design talent and craftsmanship of Martin Jefferies, a British third generation jeweller who’s past work has included work for Fabergé and Asprey. The gold workmanship is undertaken by one of the UK’s foremost goldsmiths, whose skills have won him accolades at the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards and whose work includes gifts presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The piece demands 10 weeks of combined skills to complete.
The Diamond Memories Egg is pavé set with the highest quality diamonds possible. It is crafted with intricate setting techniques and then highly polished assisting the exceptional light colour refracting properties of the diamonds, leading to a kaleidoscopic, twinkling, display of colour in a celebration of life.
The egg is an internationally renowned symbol of life and resurrection, throughout many cultures it represents fertility, beauty, light and even magic.
This remarkable piece is available to commission in totally bespoke form from VeryFirstTo at £215,000 ($268,380/ €248,250).
Other options are also available including ruby and sapphire (POA).
A video of The Diamond Memories Egg is available here
Both The Diamond Memories Egg and other iterations are available for commission with a 10 weeks lead time.
Images shown are of the prototype and currently feature cubic zirconia.
Size of egg approx 58mm high, 38mm wide.
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