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The Best Gems of All Time The Fabergé Egg

The Fabergé Egg

Now closely associated with the Russian Imperial family, the first-ever "Imperial Easter egg" was dreamt up by Tsar Alexander III to surprise his wife, Empress Marie Fedorovna. Following the first bedazzled egg, the Tsar made it a tradition to present an egg each year to his wife. Fifty eggs were made for the imperial family between 1885 to 1916.