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Faberge Eggs From The Lost Russian Dynasty

Faberge Coronation Egg 1897


Great Imperial Crown, 1762 - Made for the coronation of Catherine the Great by J. Pauzie


Cuckoo Egg (or Cockerel Egg), 1900. Presented by Nicholas II to Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Gold, diamonds, natural feathers, pearls, ruby. Kept in Svyaz' Vremyon Fund - Viktor Vekselberg collection - Moscow.


Tsar Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov


Crown of Imperial Russia …


Shah Diamond, an 88.7 carat, yellow-tinged, and extremely clear gem of Indian origin that bears inscriptions on three facets. A deep cut in the diamond indicates that it was worn as a talisman. It is believed that the diamond was discovered in the Golconda mines in India in the 16th century, before they were abandoned. ...

from Mental Floss

The Quick 10: 10 Faberge Egg Surprises

FABERGÉ~ ROSEBUD EGG~ 1895. Imperial Fabergé Egg No. 11. A gift from Tsar Nicholas II to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. The surprise is a yellow enamelled rosebud, which originally contained two more surprises: a diamond replica of the Imperial crown with a cabochon ruby pendant suspended inside. The crown and pendant have been lost.

from 9GAG

Infinite energy...

*Correction: Located and advocated for a free, earth-friendly, non-global-warming-causing source of power, but the government stopped him b/c they wouldn't make enough money if power were free.


The sapphire parure consisted of a tiara in traditional kokoshnik style, a necklace, a devant de corsage, and at least two brooches. The tiara was made of one large and eight smaller sapphire surrounded by diamonds, set in a gold frame. The top was adorned with diamonds which were detachable and could be worn as a diamond riviere. The tiara was also decorated with some of Catherine the Great’s diamond dress ornaments.