Is There Anything More Decadent Than a Fabergé Egg?
The history of these beautiful pieces is surrounded in grandeur and war. Peter Carl Fabergé was the artist-jeweller to the Russian imperial court and his duties were to appease them with whatever magnificent desires they had. But when the Romanov dynasty ended in tragedy, the Fabergé family fled, and today the tradition of Peter’s absolute dedication to perfection continues.
Truth is the Fabergé line has grown to comply with the needs of today’s society including functional opulences such as though required at an elegant work function or red charity gala. Aside from decorative eggs, Fabergé also specializes in smaller eggs designed to fit around the necks of daddy’s little czarina. The oval shaped precious stone covered jewellery can also be worn by the wife… or the mistress.
Although to many, Fabergé may seem as old fashioned as an antique rug smelling of mothballs. The fact is, the company is on the cutting edge of technology and sourcing new materials. For example, the new egg shaped pieces are riddled with jewels but have enamel covered bases and are overlaid with baroque gold decoration. Still not convinced? Well the line now also creates men’s watches in addition to the incredibly detailed eggs that are the house is known for.
Would you spend between $7,000 and… up, for one of these pieces? I certainly would! I think the history alone is enough of a reason to invest in a pieces like this. Face it they never go out of style and they will always go up in price unlike some other jewellery houses. In fact, in 1994 the winter egg (which was created in 1913) was sold at Christie’s auction house in Geneva for 5.5 million. Certainly over it’s resale value.
Although I rarely blog about jewellery, I have to tip my hat to Fabergé because of the sheer incredible beauty of the designs and their historical contribution. Also check out their new collection dedicated to precious reds.