Fabergé Unveils Diamond Jubilee Egg

By Paul Joseph

Russian jewellery house Fabergé unveiled its Diamond Jubilee Egg in London last week, specially created as a commemorative prize for the UK’s Fabergé Big Egg Hunt and in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Crafted with 500 grams of rose gold, the design of the one-of-a-kind prize is based on Fabergé’s much loved Matelassé jewellery collection. It features 60 gemstones – one for each year of the Queen’s reign – set in the pleats of its quilted rose gold surface and comprising diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires.

The Diamond Jubilee Egg, valued at £100,000, is the main prize in what is billed as the world’s most prestigious Easter egg hunt – The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt – which is being held to raise money for ‘Action for Children’ and ‘The Elephant Family’ charities.

For 40 days, starting this month, more than 200 giant-sized eggs, each designed and decorated by artists, will be placed in secret locations around Central London. Each egg holds its own code which, when texted to the number provided via SMS, provides one entry to win the Diamond Jubilee Egg. Each additional code submitted provides a further entry, increasing the chances of winning the Diamond Jubilee Egg.

Sarah Fabergé, Special Projects Director at Fabergé, said: “We are delighted to unveil this prize, specially created in support of The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt and in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

“We are thrilled to be involved in a fun-filled, public event celebrating creativity across so many artistic disciplines, and raising funds for two exceptionally deserving charities."

Fabergé’s Diamond Jubilee Egg will be on display at the brand’s London boutique from 21 February–1 April, and then at Harrods in Knightsbridge from 2–8 April.

By Paul Joseph