Fabergé Eggs: Jewels of Imperial Crown

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Fabergé Eggs: Jewels of Imperial Crown

Fabergé eggs are one of the most exclusive pieces of jewellery in the world that continue to amaze with their mesmerizing beauty together with the history that surrounds these outstanding masterpieces.

Peter Carl Fabergé, one of the most talented jewellers, turned the traditional attribute of Easter into a jewellery masterpiece.

For the first time in the history of jewellery art, the created works of art fully revealed the artistic concept through the uniqueness of special arrangements of precious metals and stones.

Peter Carl Fabergé & Undiscussable Success of His Invention

Peter Carl Fabergé was the inventor of the unique precious object that conquered the whole world.

He was a hereditary jeweller as his father Gustav owned a jewellery company in Saint Petersburg.

From his early childhood Carl studied the secrets of jewellery art and at the age of 24 he was already heading his father’s business.

The young man became famous for his talent as the accessories that Fabergé produced fascinated with exclusive solutions, finely tuned details and unique aesthetic design for that time.

And the major fame came when the Emperor fascinated by his creations decided to order a gift for his wife.

peter carl faberge

Of course, the emperor himself did not know that the creation would exceed all of his expectationsю After that he decided to start a new imperial Easter tradition that continued for a long time giving birth to luxurious and original souvenirs invented by the talented master.

The splendour of these artworks was undiscussable.

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    Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Grand Egg Pendant

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    This 1842 Yellow Gold Grande Egg Pendant features the Fabergé hallmark set in polished 18 karat yellow gold on a 1.3 mm trace chain. The chain measures 45-50 cm in length, whilst the pendant measures 20 mm in height and 3.75 mm in depth.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold 1 round ruby total weight 0.02ct

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    Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Egg Stud Earrings

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    These Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Grande Egg Stud Earrings feature the Fabergé hallmark set in polished 18 karat yellow gold. The eggs measure 12mm in height and 3 mm in depth. These earrings stack perfectly with the smaller Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Egg Stud Earrings.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold

    2 Round Rubies Ttotal Weight 0.024ct

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    Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Diamond Signature Ring

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    This Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold & Diamond Signature Ring features the Fabergé hallmark and is set in polished 18 karat yellow gold, adorned with 2 round brilliant diamonds and a hidden round cut ruby in keeping with Fabergé’s penchant for surprise.

    Rubies are a symbol of passion, prosperity and protection, making them the perfect secret addition to this striking new collection. The width of the band is 5 mm, whilst the depth is 2 mm.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold

    2 round white diamonds total weight 0.064ct

    1 round ruby total weight 0.006ct

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    Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Egg Signet Ring

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    This Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Egg Signet Ring features the signature Fabergé hallmark set in polished 18 karat yellow gold. A hidden ruby can be found on the inside of the band, in keeping with Fabergé’s penchant for surprise. Rubies are a symbol of passion, prosperity and protection, making them the perfect secret addition to this striking new collection.

    The width of the band is 2-6 mm, the depth is 1.5-2.5 mm and the hallmark shape is 6x10mm.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold

    1 Round Mozambique Ruby Total Weight 0.01ct

There were more than 500 employees between jewellers, blacksmiths and apprentices that worked at the Fabergé workshop.
timeline of imperial faberge eggs
timeline of imperial faberge eggs
Usually it took about a year or sometimes even more to create one egg. The artwork was handed over to the imperial family personally by Fabergé.
timeline of imperial faberge eggs
timeline of imperial faberge eggs
Peter Carl Fabergé created 50 unique eggs for the Imperial collection. Up to now there are only 43 survived eggs. The other 7 pieces are still missing.

The Hen Fabergé Egg: Where Began the History

The Fabergé egg Hen was the first one created by the legendary jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé.

In 1885 Tsar Alexander III ordered to the jeweler to make a secret egg as an Easter gift for his wife.

And so, Fabergé created the golden egg that was covered with white enamel on top in order to resemble a real egg shell.

Inside the opening gift, there was a yolk made in brushed gold where was hidden a golden hen with ruby ​​eyes.

The hen was provided with a mechanism that came into action with the help of feathers on the tail.

the hen egg faberge

When the hen was opened, there were two main surprises: a miniature gold crown studded with diamonds which was the exact copy of the real crown and a golden ring that lately was replaced with a pendant encrusted with rubies.

The surprise gift really impressed with its luxurious details and looked like a work of art.

The queen was so delighted with this gift that it’s not surprising that Peter Carl Fabergé soon became a jeweler of the court of the Russian emperor.

Since then the tradition of giving Fabergé eggs for Easter began.

The Rosebud Fabergé Egg

The Rosebud Fabergé egg was the first one presented by Nicholas II to his wife Alexandra and it was made by Peter Carl Fabergé in 1895.

The egg is covered with red guilloche enamel and the cupid’s arrow are made of diamonds.

The bright enamel background of the Fabergé egg was decorated with diamond arrows and garlands of leaves which traditionally represented strong marriage bonds.

Inside the egg there was a surprise: a tea rose bud with petals that opened when you pressed a secret button on a short stem. It was a symbol of love for the newlyweds.

There was as well a miniature imperial crown placed in the cup of the flower that was later lost.

faberge rosebud egg

The Coronation Fabergé Egg

The Coronation Fabergé Egg was made in memory of the 1896 coronation ceremony of Nicholas II and was presented as a gift to the Emperor’s wife Empress Alexandra Feodorovna in 1897.

This Fabergé egg was one of the most renowned creations of the brand.

Its design consists of two parts connected by a hinge that are covered with transparent yellow enamel laid on a guilloche background of carved beams, which sparkle and shimmer like a heavy gold-woven brocade.

The applied enamel eagles are connected by leafy branches of green gold, forming a dense mesh..

When finishing the egg shell, Peter Carl Fabergé was inspired by the gold mantle with woven black double-headed eagles in which the king and queen were dressed during the coronation.

coronation faberge egg

On the upper half of the Fabergé egg, there is a large flat diamond. The monogram of the Empress is visible through it. The letter A is lined with small diamonds and O with rubies.

At the bottom of the egg, there is as well a smaller diamond through which it is possible to visualize the date 1897.

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    Fabergé 18kt Rose Gold Multicoloured Brushed Egg Charm Treillage

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    Fabergé Treillage Brushed Rose Gold and Multicoloured Gemstone Set Egg Charm features round white diamonds, rubies, amethysts, pink and blue sapphires, tsavorites and fire opals, set in 18 karat brushed rose gold. The egg charm is 14mm.

    Features:

    18kt rose gold with matt finish

    5 round blue sapphires = 0.16cts

    5 round pink sapphires = 0.15cts

    1 round ruby = 0.03cts (Thai)

    5 round amethysts = 0.10cts

    5 round opals = 0.08cts

    5 round tsavorites = 0.15cts

    16 round white diamonds = 0.16cts (F VS+)

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    Fabergé 18kt Rose Gold Diamond Wide Thin Treillage

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    Fabergé ring is 6.7 mm in width. The Treillage Brushed Rose Gold & Diamond Set Ring features round white diamonds, set in 18 karat brushed rose gold
    Features:
    18kt Rose Gold With Matt Finish
    12 White Round Diamonds = 0.18cts

Inside the egg in a white velvet backing there is a miniature copy of the imperial carriage of Catherine II of 1793 used in the coronation procession of Nicholas and Alexandra.

Covered with red enamel with an overlaid trellis with diamonds, the carriage less than 100 mm long was reproduced to the smallest details.

The imperial eagles stay on the roof, in the corners and on the sides of the carriage and in the centre there is an imperial crown studded with diamonds.

All the details of the carriage are carefully worked out, the cabin itself is suspended on golden springs and the golden wheels are dressed in platinum hoops.

The Mosaic Fabergé Egg

The Mosaic Fabergé egg was made in 1914 by order of Nicholas II as a gift to his wife.

The jewelry egg has an outstanding design that consists of assembled structure of yellow gold belts to which is attached a platinum net adorned with diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds.

The Fabergé egg is divided into five oval panels with pearls bordered by lines in opaque white enamel.

The panels are filled with a floral pattern reproducing the cross-stitch technique where five large diamonds are set at each intersection.

On top of the egg there is a moonstone through which you can see the golden monogram of the queen under the crown and the year 1914.

the mosaic egg faberge

The surprise of this Fabergé egg consisted in a miniature cameo with profiles of the children of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna.

The oval base, shaped like a vase with a white stem, is adorned with diamonds, emeralds and pearls.

The top of the surprise is surmounted by the Imperial Crown adorned with diamonds.

The back side of the miniature is enamelled with a basket of flowers around which there are the engravings of the year 1914 and the names of five children.

The Peacock Fabergé Egg

The Peacock Fabergé egg was created in 1908 by the order of Nicholas II, who presented it to his mother Maria Feodorovna as a traditional Easter gift.

The design of the egg was inspired on the famous XVIIIth century clock Peacock that was made by master James Cox for Empress Catherine II.

The Peacock Fabergé egg is transparent egg made in luxurious rococo style from rock crystal that is placed on a stand made of gilded silver.

Both parts of The Peacock Fabergé egg has engravings: the imperial monogram of Maria Feodorovna from one side and the date 1908 from the other side.

the peacock egg faberge

Inside the egg, there is a golden peacock painted with colored enamels that sits on a tree inlaid with gold among the branches covered with flowers of precious stones and enamel.

The mechanical peacock can be removed from the branches. After winding up and being placed on a flat surface, it begins to proudly turn its head and spread its tail from time to time.

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    Fabergé Compliquée Peacock Platinum White Watch

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    The Compliquée Peacock Timepiece features a dial set with diamonds, Paraiba tourmalines and tsavorites, hand engraved peacock in 18 karat white gold, diamond-set bezel, minute and hour indicators in mother of pearl and a retrograde hand-winding movement, encased in a 38mm platinum case, with alligator strap.

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    Fabergé Compliquée Peacock Black Sapphire Watch

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    Fabergé Compliquée Peacock Black Sapphire Timepiece features a dial set with diamonds and black sapphires, hand-engraved peacock, diamond-set bezel, minute and hour indicators in black onyx and a retrograde hand-winding movement, encased in a 38 mm platinum case, with alligator strap.

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    Fabergé Compliquée Peacock 18kt White Gold Black Watch

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    The Compliquée Peacock White Gold Black Timepiece features a matt black lacquer dial, hand-engraved peacock, black painted mother-of-pearl minute and hour indicators and a retrograde hand-winding movement, encased in a 38mm 18kt white gold case, with alligator strap.

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    Fabergé Compliquée Peacock Emerald Lady Watch

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    Febergé Compliquée Peacock Emerald Lady Watch features a dial set with diamonds and emeralds, hand-engraved peacock in 18 karat rose gold, diamond-set bezel, minute and hour indicators in mother-of-pearl and a retrograde hand-winding movement, encased in a 38 mm 18 karat rose gold case, with alligator strap.

The Renaissance Fabergé Egg

The Renaissance Fabergé egg was created in 1894.

The prototype of the egg was a jewellery box made by the Amsterdam master at the beginning of the XVIIIth century.

The Renaissance Fabergé egg is made of transparent bluish milky agate that lies horizontally on an oval gold base.

The upper part of the egg which opens on a golden hinge is decorated with an overlaid trellis made of white enamel with diamonds and rubies.

On the upper half of the egg, there is the engraved date 1894 encrusted with diamonds.

The lower border of the lid is decorated with shells of transparent red enamel.

renaissance faberge egg

The edges of the inner side of the egg visible when the lid is open are adorned with a green border on a white enamel background.

On both sides of the egg there are handles in the form of golden sculptured lion heads with rings in their teeth.

The embossed base is decorated with translucent green enamel leaves and red enamel flowers.

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    Fabergé 18kt Yellow Gold Multicoloured Wide Ring Emotion

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    The Emotion Yellow Gold Multicoloured Gemstone Grand Ring features multicoloured sapphires, white diamonds, rubies, tsavorites and emeralds, set in 18 karat yellow gold. The ring is 2.4 cm in outside width and 1.7 cm inside width.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold 84 round white diamonds = 0.75cts (F VS+) 35 round rubies = 2.02cts 19 round emeralds = 0.79cts 23 round tsavorites = 1.33cts 49 round blue sapphires = 2.34cts 33 round yellow sapphires = 1.53cts 32 round orange sapphires = 1.96cts 24 round pink sapphires = 1.59cts 29 round purple sapphires = 1.47cts

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    Fabergé 18kt Yellow Gold Multicoloured Thin Ring Emotion

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    The Emotion Yellow Gold Multicoloured Gemstone Petite Ring features multi-coloured sapphires, rubies, tsavorites and white diamonds, set in 18 karat yellow gold.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold 34 round white diamonds total weight 0.23cts (F VS+) 43 round rubies total weight 0.97cts (Thailand) 5 round emeralds total weight 0.05cts 17 round tsavorites total weight 0.51cts 44 round blue sapphires total weight 1.13cts 32 round orange sapphires total weight 0.66cts 34 round pink sapphires total weight 0.91cts 32 round purple sapphires total weight 0.91cts 30 round yellow sapphires total weight 0.72cts

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    Fabergé 18kt Yellow Gold Multicoloured Egg Pendant Emotion

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    The Emotion Yellow Gold Multicoloured Gemstone Egg Pendant features multi-coloured sapphires, white diamonds, emeralds, rubies and tsavorites, set in 18 karat yellow gold. The egg pendant is 18mm.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold 66 round white diamonds = 0.46cts (F VS+) 33 round rubies = 0.98cts (Thailand) 22 round emeralds = 0.46cts 15 round tsavorites = 0.55cts 36 round blue sapphires = 1.03cts 33 round yellow sapphires = 1.01cts 29 round orange sapphires = 0.59cts 14 round pink sapphires = 0.58cts 25 round purple sapphires = 0.61cts = 5.81cts 18kt yellow gold 50 cm chain

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    Fabergé 18kt Yellow Gold Multicoloured Egg Charm Emotion

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    This Emotion Yellow Gold Multicoloured Gemstone Egg Charm features multi-coloured sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tsavorites and white diamonds, set in 18 karat yellow gold. The charm is 14 mm. The Rose Gold Chain Charm Bracelet is sold separately.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold

    23 round white diamonds = 0.21cts (F VS+)

    17 round rubies = 1.00cts (Thai)

    10 round emeralds = 0.23cts

    8 round tsavorites = 0.39cts

    16 round blue sapphires = 0.61cts

    10 round yellow sapphires = 0.50cts

    12 round orange sapphires = 0.50cts

    11 round pink sapphires = 0.36cts

    11 round purples sapphires = 0.45cts

    egg size = 14mm

The Portraits of Alexander III Fabergé Egg

The Portraits of Alexander III Fabergé egg also known as The Twelve Monograms was created in 1896 by order of Emperor Nicholas II and became the first imperial egg that he presented to his mother for Easter in memory of his father Alexander III.

This Fabergé egg is considered one of the most beautiful creations in the history of the brand.

It consists of 6 panels covered with dark blue guilloché enamel that are cut through by relief hoops encrusted with rose-cut diamonds.

On each panel there are the monograms of Maria Feodorovna MF on the upper part and of Alexander III AIII on the lower part lined with diamonds.

alexander ii portraits fabergé egg

The egg has a velvet lining on the inside and the imperial crown of diamonds above.

The surprise of the Fabergé egg was 6 miniature portraits of Emperor Alexander III on a gold stand which were lost during the expropriation.

The Lilies of the Valley Fabergé Egg

The Lily of the Valley Fabergé egg was created in 1898 for Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

The shell of the egg is covered with transparent pink enamel on a guilloche background decorated with stripes of diamonds and braided at the bottom with lilies of the valley on golden stems with green enamel leaves and pearl flowers.

The egg made in modern style lies on a golden stand with four legs and on the petals of lilies there are diamonds that look like a morning dew.

The surprise of the egg is the miniature portraits of the three dearest people to Alexandra Feodorovna: her adored husband and two eldest daughters Olga and Tatiana.

lillies of the valley fabergé egg

The medallions painted in watercolour on ivory plates are fixed in the upper part of the egg on metal stems like a fan.

They appear from the inside when the pin with the pearl is rotated. The top medallion is topped by a crown adorned with a scattering of rose-cut diamonds and a cabochon-shaped ruby.

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    Fabergé Essence 18kt Rose Gold Ruby Set Shoe Surprise Locket

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    The Fabergé Essence Rose Gold Ruby Set Shoe Surprise Locket is set in 18 karat gold and opens to reveal a ruby shoe surprise. The locket is 18mm in size.

    Features:

    18kt Rose Gold Locket and White Gold Shoe Surprise 1 x round ruby total weight 0.03ct 14 x round brilliant cut diamonds total weight 0.068ct F VS+ 50cm 1.3mm trace chain

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    Fabergé Essence Rose Gold Diamond Set Star Surprise Locket

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    The Rose Gold Locket is set in 18 karat gold with a diamond set bail and contains a ruby button supplied by Gemfields. The locket opens to reveal an ‘en tremblant’ star surprise composed of brilliant cut white diamonds. The locket is 18mm in size.

    Features:

    18kt Rose Gold 15 round brilliant cut white diamonds total weight 0.11 ct F VS+ 1 round ruby total weight 0.02ct

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    Fabergé Essence Rose Gold Ruby Heart Surprise Locket

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    The Fabergé Essence Rose Gold Ruby Heart Surprise Locket is set in 18 karat rose gold and opens to reveal a heart shaped ruby surprise inside. The bale of the locket contains 14 round brilliant cut diamonds. The locket is 18mm in size.

    Features:

    18kt rose gold 14 round brilliant cut diamonds total weight 0.068ct F VS+ 1 heart shaped Gemfields Mozambique ruby total weight 0.41ct 50cm 1.3mm trace chain

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    Fabergé Essence Rose Gold Blue Sapphire Forget Me Not Surprise Locket

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    This Fabergé Essence Rose Gold Blue Sapphire Forget Me Not Surprise Locket is set in 18 karat gold and opens to reveal a forget-me-not floral surprise with five blue sapphires and a diamond at the centre. The locket is 18mm in size.

    Features:

    18kt Rose and White Gold 5 x round sapphire total weight 0.32ct 15 x Round brilliant cut white diamonds (F VS+) total weight 0.10ct 50cm 1.3mm trace chain

The Basket of Flowers Fabergé Egg

The Fabergé egg Basket of Flowers was made in 1901 by order of Emperor Nicholas II and presented to his wife.

It had a form of a flower basket covered with white enamel and intercepted by a twisted strips of gold encrusted with diamonds.

On the front of the Fabergé egg there is the date 1901 made in the same style.

The basis of a bouquet is the moss of a metal thread and the flowers are also made of gold and painted with various shades of enamel.

The surprise of this egg was lost.

The handles of the basket are made as well of gold and are embellished with diamonds.

the basket of flowers fabergé egg

The Last Imperial Fabergé Egg with Vacheron Constantin

The last Imperial Fabergé Egg was created in 1887 by order of Emperor Alexander III who presented it to his wife Empress Maria Feodorovna.

It is an exquisite 18 karat chopped egg-shaped base with seventy-five diamonds decorated with a wave-like pattern that hides a working 14 karat gold watch by Vacheron Constantin.

The stand of Fabergé egg has twin legs decorated with rose buds and small leaves.

On the ring of the stand there are three large cabochon sapphires from which radiate ribbons adorned with small diamonds that support garlands of roses and leaves crowning the  legs.

For many years, the last Imperial Fabergé Egg was considered lost but in 2012 it was accidentally found.

the golden egg faberge

The owner of the jewel purchased it on a large market in American province and didn’t know its real value.

The Fabergé egg was kept in the kitchen for ten years until the owner didn’t find out its true price. In 2014 the Fabergé egg was purchased by an anonymous Fabergé collector.

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    Fabergé Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings Colours of Love

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    These Colours of Love Yellow Gold Fluted Hoop Earrings are handmade in 18 karat yellow gold and feature Mozambican rubies concealed on the inside. The earrings are 15mm in diameter.
    Features:
    18kt Yellow gold 2 round Gemfields Mozambique ruby total weight 0.02ct

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    Fabergé Yellow Gold Fluted Ring Colours of Love

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    This Colours of Love Yellow Gold Fluted Ring comes set in 18 karat fluted yellow gold. In keeping with its fondness for delight, surprise and discovery, Fabergé has concealed a ruby on the inside of the gold wedding ring. The ring is 3.4mm in width.
    Features:
    18kt yellow gold 1 round ruby total weight 0.02ct (Mozambique)

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    Fabergé Yellow Gold Diamond Fluted Eternity Ring

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    This Colours of Love Yellow Gold Diamond Fluted Eternity Ring features round white diamonds, set in 18 karat fluted yellow gold. In keeping with its fondness for delight, surprise and discovery, Fabergé has concealed a diamond on the inside of the band. The measurements for the shank are 2.7mm in width and 1.9mm in depth.
    Features:
    18kt yellow gold 44 round white diamonds = 0.39cts (F VS+) 1 round ruby = 0.02cts (Mozambique)

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    Fabergé Rose Gold Ring Colours of Love

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    This Colours of Love Rose Gold Fluted Ring features 18 karat fluted rose gold. In keeping with its fondness for delight, surprise and discovery, Fabergé has concealed a ruby on the inside of the band. The ring is 3.4mm in width.
    Features:
    18kt rose gold 1 round ruby = 0.02ct (Thai)

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