12 Fabulous Fabergé Eggs — choose your favorite

Between 1885 and 1917, Peter Carl Fabergé created a limited number of exclusive jeweled eggs for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as gifts for their wives and mothers.

In the Christian faith, eggs symbolize the empty tomb and resurrection of Jesus—celebrating new life and new beginnings.

It was a different story for the Russian monarchy. The winds of change had swept over Imperial Russia. It was the beginning of the end.

Royal Imperial Family, 1911
Nicholas II and family (left to right): Olga, Maria, Nicholas II, Alexandra Fyodorovna, Anastasia, Alexei, and Tatiana. Livadiya, Crimea, 1913. Portrait by the Levitsky Studio, Livadiya.

But the exquisite bejeweled Fabergé Eggs live on as constant reminders of a bygone time.