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Fabergé

     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 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 jewelry and objects on these pages, Fabergé pieces are richly redolent of a romantic past, and a source of thorough delight.

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Limited Edition Fabergé Délices D’Été Diamonds and Pear Shape Sapphires Necklace
By Fabergé
Located in Montreux, CH
Délices D’Été Lumière Necklace Fabergé workmaster collections, capsule collections and jewellery suites each tell a story inspired by Fabergé’s rich legacy - masterpieces possessing...
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2010s Belle Époque Fabergé

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Fabergé Boris 18K Rose Gold Diamond Oval Cufflinks With Red Guilloché Enamel
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
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2010s Fabergé

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White Diamond, Rose Gold

Fabergé Essence White Gold Diamond Pavé Spiral Egg Pendant
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
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2010s Fabergé

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White Diamond, White Gold

Fabergé 18k Rose Gold Oval Spessartite Fluted Ring
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
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2010s Fabergé

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White Diamond, Rose Gold

Fabergé Yelagin 18K White Gold Diamond Open Bracelet With Royal Blue Enamel
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
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2010s Fabergé

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White Diamond, White Gold

Fabergé Essence Yellow Gold Chameleon Charm with Ruby & Emerald Eyes
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
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2010s Fabergé

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Emerald, Yellow Gold

Fabergé Colours of Love White Gold Sapphire Teardrop Earrings 1388EA2542
By Fabergé
Located in Wilmington, DE
Fabergé Colours of Love White Gold Sapphire Teardrop Earrings 18k white gold 2 pear shaped sapphires total weight 0.50ct 52 round sapphires total weight 1.21ct 1388EA2542
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2010s Fabergé

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Sapphire, White Gold

Fabergé Essence Rose Gold & Green Lacquer Frog Surprise Locket 1258FP2370
By Fabergé
Located in Wilmington, DE
Fabergé Essence Rose Gold & Green Lacquer Frog Surprise Locket 18k rose and yellow gold 14 round brilliant cut diamonds 0.07ct 1 zambian emerald total weight 0.04ct 18k rose gold cha...
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2010s Fabergé

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Rose Gold

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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 looking for the most stylish 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 493. This collection contains 950 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. White diamond and diamond 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 are looking for additional options. Prices for Fabergé watches and jewelry can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $800 and tops out at $5,530,636, while pieces like these can sell for $9,121 on average.