Faberge eggs are a series of Easter eggs created for the Royal Russian family between 1885 and 1916. The imperial eggs are said to be the most celebrated works of art ever created at the Faberge company.
During the time, Easter was the most important holiday of the year in the Russian Orthodox Church. The commissioned eggs came about because of a centuries-old tradition of taking hand-colored eggs to Church to be blessed and then given to family and friends as Easter gifts.
The eggs are crafted from gold and took more than a year to make by a team of highly skilled artisans. Of the 50 eggs that Faberge created for the Russian Imperial family, only 42 survive.
Here are some of them: