Rolls-Royce released Faberge Egg with Spirit of EcstasyOctober 24, 2018
Rolls-Royce and the Faberge jewelry house presented a modern version of the famous Faberge Eggs, a symbol of luxury and wealth. The new work was named “Spirit of Ecstasy”, in honor of the figure that has decorated the hood of each car of the brand since 1911.
The spirit of ecstasy egg concept was developed by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars designer Stefan Monroe and Alex Innes, and the sketches were finalized by Faberge’s chief designer Liza Talgren. Faberge master Paul Jones was directly involved in creating the egg.
An egg weighing 400 grams and 160 millimeters high is created in a single copy for one of Rolls-Royce’s customers. Its base is made of 18-carat white gold, covered with purple guilloche-enamel and hand engraving. The “Spirit of Ecstasy” figurine from rock crystal is hidden behind the rose gold petals inlaid with 10 carats of diamonds and natural amethyst weighing over 390 carats. The egg opens a special mechanism created using computer modeling, animation and microengineering.
Faberge Eggs is a series of jewelery created between 1885 and 1917 for the Russian imperial family and private buyers. A total of 71 specimens are known, of which 54 are imperial. The first egg, known as the “Kurochka,” was commissioned by Emperor Alexander III for his wife Maria Feodorovna.