On top of its enviable jewellery lines, the brand is still very much creating its one-of-a-kind decorative eggs, and the two most recent pieces have been some of its most noteworthy yet.
First up is the collaboration with Warner Brothers and television production company HBO for the latter’s hit show Game of Thrones.
In April of this year Fabergé revealed a single dragon egg, designed to look like those seen in the television show.
“This partnership fuses Fabergé’s superior craftsmanship and artistic ingenuity with one of the 21st century’s most popular shows,” said Antony Lindsay, the brand’s managing director. “Continuing our long tradition of combining the expected with the unexpected, this piece holds many tales within.
“The egg opens to reveal a beautiful surprise in the form of a crown sat majestically atop a glistening crystal base.
“This is a miniature version of the crown that would have been presented to Daenerys should she have held the Iron Throne, and is set with a pear-cut ruby responsibly sourced from Gemfields’ Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique. I don’t think anyone expected to see Fabergé create a dragon egg, and it’s this surprise and magic we always try to capture in everything we do.”
Meanwhile, perhaps even more impressive is the Centenary Egg, which PJ was fortunate enough to see up close up at Vicenzaoro earlier in the year.
Marking 100 years since the death of Peter Carl Fabergé, the 10kg 18k yellow gold egg is a spectacle to behold, and PJ was secretly very relieved when told that holding the egg was not permitted due to its enormous worth.
Currently on its debut world tour, the egg is set with Gemfields Mozambican rubies and Zambian emeralds. Lindsay reveals to PJ: “The Centenary Egg is a modern-day heirloom, and perfectly illustrates Fabergé’s ability to create precious time capsules that epitomise eternal beauty.”
See below for PJ’s full interview with the brand’s MD Antony Lindsay: