Easter is a time for family reunions, egg hunts and chocolates, but what about a precious egg with a history full of anecdotes ? Today we take a look at the history of the famous Fabergé egg.
Fabergé eggs are known worldwide for their finesse and preciousness, but what is less well known is that the jeweller behind these masterpieces had a very modest beginning. Of German-Danish origin, Pierre-Karl Fabergé was born in St. Petersburg on May 30, 1846 to a German Protestant family from the Baltic. His father, Gustave Fabergé, trained as a goldsmith before opening his own small jewellery shop in 1842. 40 years later, following his death, Pierre-Karl Fabergé took over the business and it was in that same year that the Russian sovereignty fell under the spell of the young jeweller’s creations.
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