By Staff Writer
Pearl Egg to be unveiled at Doha Watch and Jewellery Exhibition
Fabergé will unveil its first ornamental egg in a century at the Doha Watch and Jewellery Exhibition on February 23rd to 28th.
The Pearl Egg was created by Fabergé in collaboration with the Al Fardan family, a pearl collector.
“I have a passion for natural pearls and it took me many years to build my current collection gathering some of the most extraordinary pearls in the world. Fabergé has a great history in making jewellery for royalty and a truly precious Fabergé Egg is a luxury treasure and the symbol of a long-gone era of opulence,” said Chairman of the Al Fardan Group, Hussain Ibrahim Al-Fardan.
The Egg embodies 139 white pearls, 3,305 diamonds, rock crystal, and mother-of-pearl set on white and yellow gold.
According to Fabergé, the shape of the Pearl Egg was inspired by the formation of a pearl within an oyster.
Its outer shell rotates on its base while simultaneously opening in six sections to reveal a 12.17 carat pearl, sourced from the Arabian Gulf.
In addition, the Pearl Egg comes with a Fabergé necklace made of white pearls, diamonds and mother of pearl featuring a scallop motif, and a 19.44 carat white pearl drop.
The Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs were known for being commissioned by the Russian Imperial Family.
Their most expensive piece ever sold was a $30m chain pearl necklace.
It was gifted by Tsar Alexander III and Empress Maria Fedorovna to Princess Alix of Hesse on her engagement to Tsar Nicholas.