In a magical flight, the bees enchant flora and fauna and adorn them with wonders. One by one, the peacock unveils its glitter, the golden snake shows off its sequinned skin and the tiger displays its fur embellished with precious jewels. To celebrate a wonderful Christmas, discover an exclusive universe inspired by the delightful and extravagant world of the Turkish jeweller, Begüm Khan. Excitement grows, everything glows, party spirit flows!
Artist collaborations are part of Maison Guerlain’s heritage. This year, Guerlain is inviting the Turkish jeweller Begüm Khan to add a new twist to its iconic creations, celebrating the Maison’s symbol, the bee. Strongly influenced by nature and the opulence of the East, Begüm Khan’s creations breathe life into a dreamlike world of special animals, crafted from luxurious and precious materials.
Guerlain heritage is continually reinventing itself through extraordinary pieces crafted with an artisanal expertise. For this festive season characterised by wonder, Begüm Khan’s beloved bestiary is coming to Exceptional Pieces, showcasing the bee, the symbol of Guerlain, and the beetle, the artist’s lucky animal. Following in their wake, the tiger, frog and tortoise complete this world of fantastical animals.
The designer has created two Exceptional Pieces beautifully enhancing the iconic Bee Bottle, which is celebrating its 170th anniversary this year: a masterful Métier d’Art piece decorated with a radiant beetle and an Exceptional Piece based on the bee for the Imagine Guerlain Christmas rendez-vous.
For L’Art & La Matière, Begüm Khan has created five precious personalisation plates adorning the collection’s iconic bottle with the imaginary animals most dear to both creative houses. For Rouge G, jewellery designer celebrates the bee, the house’s symbol, through a jewel set with gems. Guerlain’s art of fragrance and colour is rediscovered in sparkling pieces of jewellery by Begüm Khan.
The Ultimate good-luck charm, Begüm Khan’s jewelled beetle sits majestically on the window of the one litre Bee Bottle. The fabulous insect is surrounded by a myriad of crystals forming a rosette that dazzlingly marks the four cardinal points, each adornment is hand-crafted in the artist’s Istanbul atelier and takes many hours to produce. Delicate high-precision craftsmanship that gives each piece its own character and soul.
Limited edition of 40 pieces available worldwide
For the 2023 miléssime, the iconic Bee Bottle has been adorned with a unique jewel. Depicting an imperial bee at the heart of a radiantgolden flower, immortalising a fleeting moment at the heart of the House’s history. Begüm Khan has crafted this decoration in 24-carat gold-plated bronze. In an eminently poetic, asymmetric design, the bee-flower duo exudes an enchanting aura, with the bee majestically showcased by 37 sparkling hand-set paved gems.
Limited edition of 4,515 pieces worldwide
For Guerlain, the artist has brought to life fantastic animals in five jewellery plates. The symbol of the Maison, the imperial bee, now joins the designer’s favourite animals: the royal beetle, the tortoise for longevity, the frog for reincarnation, and the tiger for strength. Hand crafted in Istanbul, each jewellery plate is meticulously paved with hundreds of gems in shimmering hues, celebrating the magic that has been a driving force for Guerlain since its earliest beginnings.
Limited edition of 180 plates per animal worldwide
For Rouge G, the artist is reinterpreting the jewelled bee with gemstones on an exclusive, limited-edition case. A delicate and festive creation, with 280 hand-placed gems on each jewel, create in her atelier in Turkey. The case is carefully slipped into velvet leopard-effect suede in the colours of the collection and enhanced with a precious jewelled box enclosing three iconic Rouge G shades, 880 Ruby Red, 03 Light Rosewood & 214 Brick Red.
Limited edition of 250 sets worldwide.