James Ganh Spins Some High Jewellery Magic For Fabergé
The ‘jewel engineer’ is known for embracing colour and incorporating elements of surprise in his whimsical designs…
With his love for incorporating hidden details and surprises and a glorious rainbow of colours in his pieces, it’s clear James Ganh has been influenced by the time he spent working at Fabergé. And now the high jewellery designer, who left to set up his eponymous brand in 2014, has come up with an extremely wearable capsule collection for the iconic artist jeweller. For the vibrant and extremely innovative collection that’s a nod to Fabergé’s past and present, the house’s first ‘Featured Designer’ was inspired by nature, art and the different colours spotted on floral blooms during the summer.
“The romantic and loving surprises of Fabergé creations spoke to my heart and inspired my work, and this is evident throughout the new capsule collection,” Ganh, a Central Saint Martins graduate who has worked at various internationally recognised luxury houses, said.
The London-based Chinese Creative Director, who works alongside his wife, has chosen a diverse array of gemstones. The stunning colour palette, including blue, pink and yellow sapphires, emeralds, rubies, tanzanites, aquamarines, diamonds, amethysts and tourmalines, to name just a few, is partnered with less conventional materials, including carved rock crystal. Plus, as expected there are the playfully transformable features, as well as that unique appreciation for detail and craftsmanship, which lie at the heart of most of his designs. Ganh, who was described as a “master of versatility” by “The Daily Telegraph,” has made it easy to transition from day to night with the same pieces, which brim with style and substance. Allowing freedom of expression, the delightfully innovative mechanical elements make it possible for earrings to be attached as statement drops on co-ordinating necklaces, brooches to be worn as bracelets or pendants to turn into rings.