4 replica Fabergé eggs are being displayed at Dubai International Jewellery Week 2015. The well-known collectors' items, displayed by Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories, UK, consist of a replica royal blue Imperial Coronation egg consisting of an ideal mini Coronation.
Said to represent the 'blue blood' of the former Russian Royal Family, the creation is showcased together with 3 lovely reproduction Easter eggs. Crafted from a mix of semi-precious stones consisting of peridot gemstones to imitate the lavish initial eggs created more than a century earlier for the Russian Imperial family in between 1885 and 1916, the eggs are showing popular with visitors at the show.
The original Objets d'Art were produced by Carl Faberge for the Russian Imperial Family in between 1855 and 1916, and are the artist-goldsmith's most well-known production. The first Faberge egg, created from pure gold, was made for Tsar Alexander III who presented it to his partner Empress Marie Fedorovna to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their marital relationship.
It is believed that the Tsar himself was heavily involved in the creation of the egg, working carefully with Faberge, recommending design components and execution of the egg. The egg was influenced by the design of an 18th century egg had by his better half's aunt Princess Wilhelmine Marle of Denmark, which had actually caught the imagination of the Empress as a kid. Called the "Hen Egg", this was the first of the 50 Faberge Imperial Eggs produced over 32 years.
The Imperial eggs got large popularity and led Faberge to produce similar exclusive pieces for other high profile customers including the Duchess of Marlborough, the Russian noble family, the Yusupovs and the Rothschild household, well-known for having the biggest personal fortune in the world in the 19th century.
Dubai International Jewellery Week is on at the Dubai World Trade Centre till Saturday, 12 December 2015 and opens from 2 pm to 10 pm. Entry to the program is free of charge. Visitors will be required to sign up onsite and need to bring valid ID files