Glimpses of an ice-bound bloom can be seen through the facets of the cut lead-crystal dome, crowning the winter-blue enameled egg.
Encrusted with garlands of sparkling brilliants (colorless cut Swarovski crystals) and leafed in silver, the frigid conservatory is clasped by a magnificent 11-carat bezel-set gem surrounded by round brilliants.
The egg balances on an elegant green Neo-Classic marble plinth, ornamented with silver ormolu and jeweled snowflakes, featuring a glittering 7-carat princess-cut jewel.
Then, like an iceberg drifting endlessly in a polar sea, a heavy solid cut lead-crystal base completes the spectacle.
When the egg is opened, the Arctic Rose is revealed: a gem-set blossom rooted in an elegant silver and mother-of-pearl snowflake.
The rose is nestled in a depression of glacial-blue cut-crystal, backed with pavé-set brilliants, frozen forever in perfect bloom.
When the Arctic Rose is removed from the egg, it is displayed on an icy silvered-crystal pedestal adorned with flashing snowflakes.