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The priciest egg the world has ever seen

Easter is here!
This week’s edition will focus on easter and jewelry, featuring: the Fabergé Eggs!
We’ll cover:

  • What are they?
  • Their origin & history
  • Crazy Faberge samples
  • The most expensive egg out there

Keep reading to get to know everything about these strangely jeweled eggs.
 

History:

It all started in Russia, in the 19th century, where Easter was the pinnacle of celebration for Orthodox Christians. In 1885, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich commissioned Peter Fabergé to craft a unique Easter gift for Tsarina Maria Feodorovna (his sister-in-law).
Tsar Alexander III was so pleased by the result that he appointed Fabergé as a permanent court supplier.
As many as 69 Fabergé Eggs were created, of which 57 survive till this day, scattered across the globe. The most famous ones are his 52 “Imperial” eggs, 46 of which survive, made for the Russian emperors Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers.
 

About the eggs:

Each egg was secreted created, handmade, and took roughly a year to complete.
Measuring 3-6 inches(8-15cm) in size.
This tradition emerged with the first hen egg, which housed a golden hen inside!
Each egg has its own secret element inside the golden “yolk.”
These eggs are extremely unconventional in the sense of providing mystery in the form of jewelry. Modern Luxurious crafts, in their essence, are made to show worth and value and normally there is nothing hidden from the human eye.
 

First Hen Fabergé Egg
 
The eggs became progressively more elaborate and creative, and they established Fabergé’s reputation as a “fabricator of jeweled fantasies.”

Fabergé’s Winter Egg
 

The end of Fabergé eggs

In 1917 the House of Fabergé was working on two Imperial eggs when the February Revolution occurred. Nicholas abdicated in March, and the eggs were never delivered. The House of Fabergé was soon seized by the revolutionary government, and Fabergé himself fled to Switzerland, where he died in 1920.
 

Record-Breaking Auction Sales:

Fabergé eggs are worth millions of pounds today and have become symbols of opulence. Some of them have been auctioned, where they fetch astronomical sums:

  • The Rothschild Clock Egg: $25.1 million
  • The Winter Egg: $9.6 million
  • The Pine Cone Egg: $7.73 million
  • The Cradle with Garlands Egg: $6.94 million


The Rothschild Clock Egg
 

Did you know?

  • One of the imperial eggs was thought lost for years. That was until 2012, when it was rediscovered in the United States, having been mistaken for a mere trinket at a flea market.
  • In 2023, Fabergé debuted Journey in Jewels on Seven Seas Grandeur, a luxury cruise ship. The egg will remain on the cruise ship, making it the first ever Fabergé to live at sea.

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