House of Fabergé, the Historic Russian Jewelers Founded in St. Petersburg
The house of Fabergé is known for the opulence of its imperial eggs embellished with pearls and diamonds. These unique and exclusive and eggs, with their unmistakable shape, are true pieces of jewelry that are highly sought after among collectors and art experts across the world. But Fabergé is much more besides. Since its foundation in 1842, the Russian maison has been recongnized for its production of masterpieces of fine artisan jewelry.
Since 2013, the company has been led by Tatiana Fabergé, the last descendant of founder Peter Carl. Under the historic imperial brand, the company continues to produce the highest quality precious jewelry. If you are a jewelry enthusiast, you have the chance to win a selection of precious Fabergé jewels at auction.
Easter Eggs and Much More
The house of Fabergé story began in 1882, when Peter Carl Fabergé took over his father's jewelers and, together with his brother, changed the face of the business, quickly turning it into an international phenomenon. Year after year, the range was added to with jewels and luxury items, such as the renowned Fabergé eggs. True works of art hand crafted by highly skilled artisans, the Eggs are now housed the most important museums and in the main private collections in the world, along with a large part of the imperial repertoire.
1885 was a landmark year for the company, when Tsar Alexander III commissioned the jewelers to create an Easter egg for the Empress. The same thing happened the following year. From 1887 onwards, house of Fabergé was given full freedom to create the future imperial Easter eggs on just one condition: each egg had to contain a surprise. From that moment on, it became customary to commission and donate Fabergé Eggs to aristocratic ladies. The jewelers became international and Fabergé Eggs became famous and much appreciated all over the world.
Fabergé, despite being known by many for its precious eggs, started out as a jewelers and, still today, creates fine artisan jewelry. When Peter Carl Fabergé took over the business, he revolutionized production to fully express the 18th century French style which favored the use of colored precious stones. Fabergé jewels became irresistible and highly sought after.
The Acquisition by Gemfields
In 2013, Gemfields, a world leader in the supply of colored gemstones from some of the best sources in the world, acquired Fabergé, making it an official member of the Gemfields Group. Extracted with transparency and the utmost respect for the environment, Gemfields stones are used by the goldsmiths of the historic Russian maison who prouldly set them to create the highest quality jewelry.
The Fabergé range boast rings, bracelets, brooches, cufflinks, earrings and pendants of all kinds, created with the finest materials. They are pieces of jewelry that embellish all outfits, making them the ideal choice for those looking for collectibles or those who want to give a gift to someone special. The Fabergé range also includes egg-shaped pendants, a fun and playful version of the famous Imperial Eggs embellished with diamonds and precious stones.
Fabergé the Socially Responsible Jewelers
Today, Fabergé is a member of the Responsible Jewelery Council, a non-profit organization that promotes better and fairer practices in the jewelry and watchmaking industry, putting people first and protecting the environment. The Russian fashion house complies with international sustainability standards relating to transparency in the mining practices for diamonds, colored gemstones, silver, gold and metals.
If your looking for precious and unique jewels as collector's items or you’re fascinated by the history of the Russian maison, you have the chance to win Fabergé jewels at auction and support a charitable cause at the same time.