As I was buying the annual Easter eggs for the staff basket I thought about all the different kinds of eggs displayed at this time of year, topped off by the most famous of all –the Fabergé eggs. They have a long and distinguished history in the realm of eggs.
What exactly is a Fabergé egg? It’s not an egg at all as we think of eggs, rather a Fabergé egg is any one of the thousands of jeweled eggs made by the House of Fabergé from 1885 to 1917. The eggs were made of precious metals or hard stones decorated with combinations of enamel and gem stones.
The Fabergé egg has become a symbol of luxury, and the eggs are regarded as masterpieces of the jeweler’s art, like a Tiffany lamp or jewelry. Most were miniature eggs that were popular gifts at Eastertide. They were worn on a neck chain either individually or in groups.
The most famous of the Fabergé eggs produced were the larger ones made for Alexander III and Nicholas II of Russia, often referred to as the ‘Imperial’ Fabergé eggs. Of 50 made, 42 have survived and are scattered around the world.
And now, back to the arranging of chocolate rabbits, Peeps and the non Fabergé colorful eggs for the staff basket, along with staffs’ favorite requested Watkins items–:).
Have a great holiday weekend and welcome to Spring with all its warmth and festivities and be sure to check out the new recipes under the “Recipes Express” tab!
Sherry and staff at Natures’ Heritage