Rolls-Royce and Faberge create an egg


What you see above, is probably the equivalent of the movie The Avengers, but for the ultra-filthy-rich. It’s the ultimate crossover of luxury brands, Rolls-Royce, and the famed jewelry company Fabergé. It’s a special made by the jeweler that’s themed around the luxury car builder. And naturally, it’s an “Imperial Class” egg. This means it’s similar in size, complexity and quality to the original 50 made for the Russian royal family, the very ones that helped make Fabergé so famous. It’s also only the second to be commissioned, since. The other was commissioned by a Middle Eastern jewelry group.

The egg is quite modern and simple in design. It stands about 6 inches tall, and it weighs nearly a pound. A rock crystal Spirit of Ecstasy sits in the middle, surrounded by arcing arms. Each arm is made of rose gold with 390 carats of amethyst and 10 carats of white diamonds. The whole egg sits on a machine-turned white gold base with a purple enamel coat.

Like many Fabergé eggs, this has mechanical workings. Pressing a lever causes the many arms to descend, making the Spirit of Ecstasy visible. The egg will be on display at Fabergé’s London store this December for the public to see. After that, Rolls-Royce says it will be heading for the home of a private collector of both Rolls-Royce and Fabergé creations.

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