Fabergé Empire & Its History

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Fabergé Empire & Its History

Fabergé’s name gives rise to images of the brilliant world of the last Russian tsars and priceless treasures made by talented artisans who did their best to create imperial gifts for special occasions. And behind the legend was a man of supreme talent and his name was Peter Carl Fabergé.

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Peter Garl Fabergé was not just a jeweler, he was a true artist, in love with his work. The high craftsmanship, the aesthetic beauty and the exclusivity of every little thing have always been put by him in the first place.

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Fabergé & the Beginning of History

The history of the majestic and prestigious Fabergé brand began in 1842, when Gustav Fabergé opened his first jewellery workshop in Saint Petersburg.

However, the true popularity of the brand was brought by Gustav’s son Peter Carl Fabergé, who has been running the company since 1872.

Peter Carl Fabergé, French by origin, was born in St. Petersburg in 1846.

The future famous jeweller travelled extensively in Europe, where he studied the delicate process of making jewellery .

Upon his return to Russia, Peter Carl took over his father’s company at the age of 24.

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    Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Petite Egg Pendant

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    This 1842 Yellow Gold Small Egg Pendant features the Fabergé hallmark and is set in polished 18 karat yellow gold. The chain measures 50cm in length. The egg shape measures 14.8mm in height, 9.8 mm in width and 2.5 mm in depth.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold 1 round ruby total weight 0.012ct

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    Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Diamond Egg Crossover Bracelet

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    Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Diamond Egg Crossover Bracelet features the Fabergé hallmark set in polished 18 karat yellow gold and adorned with 2 round brilliant white diamonds. The egg shapes measures 10mm in width, 15 mm in height and 2mm in depth. The bracelet bar measures 2mm in width and depth.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold 2 round white diamonds total weight 0.08ct 1 round ruby total weight 0.04ct

Under his leadership, he gathered a whole staff of employees whose abilities were not in doubt.

Peter Carl Fabergé checked his work and that of his masters using a hammer.

If Fabergé wasn’t satisfied with the smallest detail of the completed thing, he broke it without regret.

The masterpieces of the brand have always been famous for their high quality and unique design.

No wonder the admirers of his masterpieces were not only members of the Russian imperial family, but also the monarchs of Great Britain, the Rothschilds and other richest people in the world.

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    Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Diamond Egg Chain Bracelet

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    The Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold & Diamond Egg Chain Bracelet features the Fabergé hallmark set in 18 karat yellow gold on a 18 karat 1.5 mm trace chain adorned with 2 round brilliant white diamonds. The egg shaped hallmark measures 12 mm in width and 2.5 mm in depth.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold

    2 round white diamonds total weight 0.18ct

    1 round ruby total weight 0.006ct

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    Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Grand Egg Pendant

    6.466,00
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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 Drop Earrings

    8.174,00
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    The Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Egg Drop Earrings each feature three egg shaped Fabergé hallmarks set in 18 karat yellow gold. The earrings are 55 mm in length, 12 mm at the widest point and 2.5 mm in depth.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold

    2 Round Rubies Total Weight 0.024ct Alpha fittings

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    Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold Diamond Egg Sautoir Necklace

    11.102,00
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    The Fabergé 1842 Yellow Gold & Diamond Egg Sautoir features the Fabergé hallmark and comes set in 18 karat yellow gold with 22 round diamonds featured on a 1.5 mm trace chain. The necklace can be worn double looped for a layered effect. The total length of the chain is 100cm.

    Features:

    18kt yellow gold

    22 Round Brilliant Diamonds, Total Weight 0.46

    1 Round Ruby, total weight 0.01ct

Fabergé & the Tradition of Easter Eggs

During the Exhibition which was held in Moscow in 1882, Peter Carl Fabergé presented some jewels produced by his company.

Tsar Alexander III was so deeply impressed by Fabergé’s products that he decided to order a special Easter gift with a surprise inside for his wife, Empress Maria Feodorovna.

After a while, Fabergé personally commissioned the luxurious Easter holiday gift and it was a Hen egg.

Inside it, there was a golden yolk, and inside the yolk was a hen with ruby ​​eyes.

The work of the master made an incredible impression at the Imperial Court.

The Tsar began to regularly order Easter eggs with unique surprises from Fabergé.

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Each of these eggs was destined as a gift not only to the royal family but also to the crowned heads of different countries.

Lately the tradition has been revived by Nicholas II, who every year gave Fabergé eggs to his wife and mother.

The Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs are breathtaking and spectacular works of art that in their uniqueness and spirit have something in common with the masterpieces of the Renaissance artisans that were created for the richest and noblest people.

Fabergé was free in his artistic imagination. He had just to make sure that his creation would surprise the royal member with his unexpected design and at the same time that he or she would like it.

The artistic embodiment of the idea, its novelty and harmony was the absolute priority for Fabergé in creating these pieces.

With the help of a whole group of artists and craftsmen, he created more than fifty works of art that amaze with their fabulous beauty, extravagance and perfection.

Fabergé Guilloche Enamelling Technique

Peter Carl Fabergé was fully inspired by 18th century France and in particular by the guilloché method of enamelling.

He was able to reproduce this technique which consisted in placing the thin transparent layer of enamel on an engraved surface.

This work took a long time, associated with the solution of complex technological problems.

Mixtures of glass and oxidized metals had to be heated to such an extent that they began to glow.

Furthermore, the enamel was usually applied in multiple levels.

Sometimes gold foil was placed between the layers.

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The special iridescent effect of some Fabergé products was achieved by first applying a layer of translucent enamel with an orange shade and then applying multiple layers of transparent enamel.

Various decorations with metal carvings enhanced the visual effect.

Fabergé Inspiration

Peter Carl Fabergé’s inspiration has been awakened by many works from various eras and styles starting with the Gothic, the Renaissance, the Louis XIV era and the Empire style.

The influence of the Old Russian style is particularly evident in silverware prodced by the brand.

At the turn of the century, Fabergé let himself be carried away a little by the Art Nouveau style.

Fabergé was very universal in his work as he possessed a vast knowledge and the tastes of his clients were very different from each other.

Both as a person and as a businessman, he has closely followed the changes in the mood and fashion of the public, and this has been reflected in his works of him.

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Fabergé Extraordinary Solutions

Fabergé has constantly pushed the boundaries of jewel art and created non-standard pieces for all tastes.

Peter Carl Fabergé was not afraid of experiments and often worked with materials considered non-jewels such as wood, bone, semi-precious stones, boldly combining them with gold and diamonds.

His work was so filigree that it surprised the most demanding customers.

Having instilled a taste for fine jewelry in thousands, Peter Carl Fabergé taught them to distinguish true works of art against the backdrop of faceless consumer goods.

The products of the Russian jeweler amazed contemporaries with extraordinary solutions.

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Fabergé Incomparable Works of Art

Fabergé style bears the stamp of grace and genuine strict elegance, testifying to the highest craftsmanship.

Each of the brand’s creations is comparable to real works of art.

They are multifaceted and enchanting, they fascinate and attract the eye.

Fabergé offers a wide selection of bracelets, cufflinks and branded pendants made in the shape of a symbolic egg, inside which hide bears, chickens, apples, rabbits, lions and much more.

They are made of gold, decorated with enamel and all kinds of precious and semi-precious stones.

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