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December 2018- Houston

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30 A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM SHELBY HODGE SWOONS. PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS BACHMAN. W ith a provenance ground- ed in the Russian Imperial Romanov family in the 1800s, Fabergé has emerged through the centuries with its vaunted DNA intact. Kudos to the now- London-based jewelry house for forging the perfect alliance between old and new. That rev- erence for tradition was saluted during a cocktail evening, Fabergé Then & Now, held at the Houston Museum of Natural Science — home to the McFerrin Fabergé Collection, which is the largest Fabergé collection in the country, with more than 600 objets and jewels. PaperCity partnered with Fabergé for the soirée, which featured presentations from Fabergé expert and historian Géza von Habsburg of New York and Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell, the firm's global sales director, based in London. "We have to evolve the story with honor, to continue the Fabergé name in a way that is respectful but also of today," Bussche-Kessell said. This includes responsibly sourcing colored gemstones — a key tenet of Gemfields, which owns Fabergé. While guests perused the McFerrin col- lection, they were also enchanted by contemporary pieces on display, including egg pendants, designed in homage to the famous Peacock Egg of 1908, as well as a trove of Lady Compliquée watches and dazzling earrings and necklaces. BEDAZZLED: Fabergé boutique director Michael McClure, Dorothy McFerrin, Rose Chen, David Webster, Yoon Smith, Jenn Rienstra, Linda Lorelle and Lou Gregory, Liping Yao, Merele Yarborough, LeTricia Wilbanks, Gloria Lopez Fernandez and Tony Fernandez, and James Schaefer. See more Shelby Hodge at FABERGÉ RETRACES ITS HISTORY AT A FALL FÊTE. Fabergé models, Merele Yarborough, Linda Lorrelle & Lou Greggory Lori Raijman, Michael & Chadin Yafi A Fabergé objet Yoon Smith, Rose Chen, David Webster LeTricia Wilbanks Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell Michael McClure Gloria Lopez Fernandez Farrell Lawo Fiora Ger Katherine Bohn Geza von Habsburg, Dorothy McFerrin Fabergé Emotion white diamond pendant

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