Fabergé, the world’s most iconic artist jeweller, is excited to reveal their latest locket surprise - a miniature golden figurine of the iconic Harrods ‘Green Man’ Bear. Available exclusively at Fabergé’s Harrods boutique from June, the pendant is a playful yet elegant piece for the young at heart.
Fabergé has perfectly captured the spirit of the Harrods Bear in this unique design. An 18k gold egg locket, hand lacquered in Harrods’ iconic green, opens at the touch of a shining emerald button to reveal the charming 18k gold Bear surprise. Smartly dressed in the Harrods ‘Green Man’ uniform, which has been meticulously hand lacquered, with ‘H’ engraved on its foot and black diamond eyes, this pendant is sure to delight.
The Harrods Bear first made an appearance in Christmas 1986 and was a roaring success. Since then, many signature branded bears have graced the store from the quintessentially British Beefeater Bear to the recognisable Harrods Green Man London Bear which represents the brand’s iconic green-clad doormen who have welcomed customers into the store since at least 1909. It is this bear which inspired Fabergé with their latest surprise, creating a unique collectable piece.
Fabergé has its very own history with Bears, albeit a little more mischievous. Legend has it that Peter Carl Fabergé, who was residing in St Petersburg at the time, was set to welcome a friend for a meeting. During their exchanges, his friend confessed to being nervous of embarking on a train into the city as he understood wild bears were frequently spotted freely roaming the streets of the city. Peter Carl swiftly assured him it was a bear free zone. However, in true Peter Carl fashion and unable to miss the opportunity to play a practical joke, he got to work on a sneaky plan and enlisted the help of a domesticated bear and its trainer. He welcomed his friend at the train station and started the walk towards Peter Carl’s car; as soon as they started the journey to the Fabergé residence a bear walked in front of the vehicle. His friend was beside himself with fear. Cracking a smile, Peter Carl replied “don’t worry, they have already caught that one”.
This exclusive pendant is a marvellous way to take home a piece of shared history. Fabergé’s 18k Gold Harrods Bear Surprise Pendant retails at £6,120 and will be available exclusively at the Fabergé Boutique, located in the Harrods Fine Jewellery Room from June 2020.