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Fabergé

Russian

Best known for creating the lavishly ornate and intricately devised Imperial Easter eggs given by the last czars to their families as annual holiday gifts, the House of Fabergé was the most prestigious Russian luxury goods maker of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Serving the aristocracy and the well-to-do through stores in St. Petersburg, Moscow and as far afield as London, Fabergé crafted a wide range of jewelry, clock cases, silver and myriad objets de vertu that included picture frames, cigarette boxes, cufflinks and carved hardstone floral and animal figurines. Following the revolution, the firm was closed by the Soviet state in 1918.

Master goldsmith Gustav Fabergé, a descendant of Huguenot emigrées, founded the company in St. Petersburg in 1842. The firm did a brisk trade among the lesser nobility and the merchant class, but it flourished under the guidance of Gustav’s eldest son Peter Carl Fabergé, who took over in 1872.

Cosmopolitan, widely-traveled and himself a master goldsmith, the younger Fabergé drew early design inspiration when he volunteered to catalogue and restore pieces in the imperial jewelry collection in the Hermitage. Fabergé pieces based on historical jewelry from the Hermitage caught the attention of Czar Alexander III at a Moscow exhibition in 1882, and three years later he commissioned the first Imperial Easter egg as a gift for the czarina. (Relatively simple in design compared to the complex cloisonné-adorned eggs that followed, the first egg was a white-enameled ovoid containing a gold “yolk” that held a gold hen, which in turn contained a replica of the imperial crown from which hung an egg-shaped ruby pendant.) Czar Nicholas II continued the tradition, presenting two eggs each Easter — one for his wife and one for his mother. As the appointed goldsmith to the royal court, the House of Fabergé became the darling of Russian aristocrats as well as wealthy patrons across Europe. Many and varied objets — hundreds of thousands by one count — were made to meet their demand. The firm employed some 500 craftsmen and designers when it was shuttered.

After the Russian Revolution, the Fabergé name and trademark endured a checkered passage through the 20th century. Family members left their homeland in 1918 and set up a new business in Paris that was mainly concerned with repairing and restoring earlier-made wares. The name was adopted by an American fragrance and beauty products maker in the late 1930s, and later authorized by the family in a 1951 agreement. The trademark has been subsequently sold several times, and attached to numerous products including jewelry.

For connoisseurs, true Fabergé refers to items made in the firm’s brief, golden decades from 1885 to 1917. Collectors are advised to make a study of Fabergé works in museum collections such as the Victoria & Albert and the Royal Collection in London to gain an understanding of the quality of genuine goods made by the original firm, and then to purchase only from reputable and reliable dealers, such those at 1stDibs.

As you will see from the vintage jewelry and objects on these pages, Fabergé pieces are richly redolent of a romantic past, and a source of thorough delight.

Average Sold Price
$6,830
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Fabergé 18k Yellow Gold Heart Locket Light Blue Enamel 4 Diamonds 0,075 Ct G/IF
By Fabergé
Located in Pforzheim, DE
Authentic Fabergé 18k yellow gold heart locket - light blue guilloche enamel, 4 diamonds 0,075 ct G/IF with original certificate of authenticity This locket features a "fleur the ly...
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Early 2000s German Belle Époque Fabergé

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Fabergé 18k Yellow Gold Oval Blue Enamel Locket Pendant 10 Diamonds total 0,12ct
By Fabergé
Located in Pforzheim, DE
Fabergé 18k yellow gold guilloche enamel oval locket - Paraplui Collection - 10 diamonds total 0,12 ct G/IF, limited edition #14/300 with certificate of authenticity About the crea...
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Early 2000s German Art Deco Fabergé

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Fabergé 18k Yellow Gold Yellow & Orange Enamel Pendant 19 Diamonds 0,215 Ct G/IF
By Fabergé
Located in Pforzheim, DE
Fabergé Paraplui collection,limted edition, 18k gold, orange & yellow vitreous enamel pendant necklace, 19 diamonds 0,215 ct G/IF About the creator Victor Mayer Victor Mayer is inte...
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Early 2000s German Contemporary Fabergé

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

  • Fabergé 18k Yellow Gold Yellow & Orange Enamel Pendant 19 Diamonds 0,215 Ct G/IF
  • Fabergé 18k Yellow Gold Yellow & Orange Enamel Pendant 19 Diamonds 0,215 Ct G/IF
  • Fabergé 18k Yellow Gold Yellow & Orange Enamel Pendant 19 Diamonds 0,215 Ct G/IF
  • Fabergé 18k Yellow Gold Yellow & Orange Enamel Pendant 19 Diamonds 0,215 Ct G/IF
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H 0.83 in. W 0.63 in. D 0.11 in. L 16.54 in.
Fabergé 18k Yellow Gold Oval Yellow Sapphire Fluted Ring with Sapphire Shoulders
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
The price shown includes applicable VAT, GST, duties, shipping and insurance for delivery in the United Kingdom only. Please contact us to receive a quote for the product price in yo...
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2010s British Fabergé

Materials

Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Fabergé 18k Yellow Gold Purple Enamel Earrings Amethyst 28 Diamonds 0,28 Ct G/IF
By Fabergé
Located in Pforzheim, DE
Limited edition Fabergé 18k yellow gold purple enamel earrings, amethyst, 28 diamonds total 0,280 ct G/IF, limited edition, No. 47 of 1000, with certificate of authenticity. For tw...
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Early 2000s German Contemporary Fabergé

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Modern Faberge Egg Charm Necklace F2506R1
By Fabergé
Located in Wilmington, DE
Faberge Egg charm Necklace. 18k Yellow Gold Orange, Yellow and Green Enamel Charm F2506R1
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2010s Fabergé

Fabergé Colours of Love Cosmic Curve Rose Gold Pink Sapphire Eternity Ring
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
The Colours of Love Cosmic Curve Rose Gold Pink Sapphire Eternity Ring features twenty round pink sapphires set in 18 karat rose gold. The Cosmic Curve eternity rings represent an et...
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2010s British Fabergé

Materials

Pink Sapphire, Rose Gold

Faberge 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Red Enamel Heart Earrings with Certificate
By Fabergé
Located in New York, NY
These classic yet playful earrings are crafted using the traditional Faberge guicholle enameling technique. Crafted with seven layers of red enamel and 24 kt gold flowers. These earr...
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1990s German Art Nouveau Fabergé

Materials

Yellow Gold, Enamel, 18k Gold

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Bentley & Skinner
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Fabergé jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a range of Fabergé jewelry and watches. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While searching for the most fashionable antique or vintage Fabergé jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Fabergé diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look from our inventory of 491. This collection contains 948 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Victoria and Art Nouveau are among the most popular styles of Fabergé jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 21st Century and Contemporary. Many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Sarosi By Timeless Gems, Emilio! and Boucheron if you’re looking for additional options. Fabergé Jewelry & Watches prices can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$800 and tops out at US$5,365,681, while pieces like these can sell for US$9,071.
Questions About Fabergé
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Faberge makes fine jewelry and other items including silver tableware. Although Faberge is known around the world for their Easter eggs, the House of Faberge has a long history of creating exceptional jeweled items and paying great attention to detail. The brand is still in business today and offers a wide range of luxe jewelry options. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Faberge pieces from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Faberge watches are made in Geneva, Switzerland. Faberge is Renowned for its luxury jewelry and timepieces and has enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. Shop a collection of antique and contemporary Faberge watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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