The best eggs always come in two forms, chocolate and bejewelled! Great minds obviously think alike as Tsar Alexander III commissioned Peter Carl Faberge in 1885 to create a jewelled easter egg for his wife, thus starting a trend which continues today.
Faberge became jeweller and goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court until 1917 when the Russian Revolution bought an end to the Romanov dynasty and the Bolsheviks confiscated Faberge’s jewels, forcing him to flee Russia.
More tragedy struck in 1951 when the Faberge family were legally forced to give up the right to produce work under their name but the family and the brand were re-united in 2007 and they have produced some lovely eggs for the modern age. I like the fact that each has a saying attached. My favourite is “A gift is better than a promise”, amen to that!