You do not have to be a fan of what can be considered the greatest TV series of the early 2000s before you appreciate the sheer beauty and ingenuity of the new high jewellery collection to come from the Fabergé and Game of Thrones partnership. But, if you are a fan, then you can agree that this second instalment captures the essence of the TV show quite beautifully.
The new Fabergé x Game of Thrones high jewellery collection titled Chapter One: Dragon, is the first of different capsule collections or ‘chapters’ that both Fabergé and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products will produce over the next two years. Unlike the first creation which was a one-of-one egg that sold to a private collector for $2.2 million US dollars, these new jewellery drops would be an ‘extensive series of wearable pieces’ and would capture key characters and elements of the show.
For instance, Chapter One: Dragon copies design details from the dramatic sets, costumes, characters and the otherworldly landscape of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. However, its major muse is the character of Daenerys Targaryen, and everything about her — her journey and her passion for her dragons to her ruthless pursuit of the Iron Throne and her ability to use jewellery to reflect her power — is represented in each jewellery piece of this drop.
Even the choice of gems is strategic. Fabergé and Michele Clapton, the costume designer for Game of Thrones, chose deep red rubies, responsibly sourced from Gemfields’ Montepuez mine in Mozambique, alongside white gold, rose gold, diamonds and black rhodium to represent the colours of the Targaryen house, black and red. Red here is also a symbol of Daenerys’ fiery spirit.
The Fabergé x Game of Thrones Chapter One: Dragon high jewellery collection will be limited to only 50 pieces – ten pieces per design amongst which is an egg-shaped transformable pendant made of white gold and black rhodium, suspended on a diamond-set chain, and a dragon-inspired ear cuff set with stones including rubies, pink sapphires and diamonds. The collection was unveiled at a private event in Dubai on November 24, and its sale will just be as private: interested buyers would have to contact Fabergé directly for price and availability.