Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Don't be confused by the rebirth of the name "Faberge." Peter Carl Faberge made the famous Russian Imperial Easter eggs and other gold and jeweled objects from about 1870 to 1917, when his workshop was closed by the Bolsheviks after the Russian Revolution. In 1951 an American started making "Faberge" perfume without permission from the Faberge family. After several changes in ownership, the original company name and trademarks were bought by a South African company in 2007. The new Faberge CEO has drawn some Faberge family members, great-grandchildren of Peter Carl, into the new company. The new Faberge firm is making very, very expensive jewelry in original designs. A bird-shaped pin set with hundreds of small precious stones is priced at over $400,000. Silver, tableware, and other luxury items will be available in the future.

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