Favorite Of Royals, Now Favorite Of Yours, Too
Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Albert II of Monaco own Fabergé eggs. Now you can, too. The fabled Russian jewelry house founded in 1897 by Peter Carl Fabergé, goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court, was revived in 2009 with his great-granddaughters Tatiana and Sarah helming the company’s heritage council, and it’s opening its first store in the U.S. on Madison Avenue today. Among the offerings designed by creative and managing director Katharina Flohr (late of Russian Vogue) are Les Favorites—miniature egg pendants (pictured) made from precious stones encircled in tiny diamonds or the guilloché enamel that the jeweler is famous for. “The fashionable young crowd in London are really embracing our fine egg pendants,” Flohr told Style.com at a walk-through of the new store yesterday. (New York is the house’s third store after Geneva and London.) “They collect the eggs and wear them layered like charms. In fact, there’s a waiting list there of clients wanting the latest edition to add to their collection.” The pendants start at $6,500 and there’s no waiting list—yet—on Madison Avenue.