It’s not the typical egg you’ll uncover at your average Easter egg hunt, but if you like your eggs with a bit of sparkle and can afford to throw down the price of a small house on one, then the Diamond Memories Egg could be an ‘eggcellent’ idea.
The “Diamond Memories Egg” is the creation of British jeweller Martin Jefferies and luxury online retailer VeryFirstTo.com.
The striking egg, launched this April, is the first diamond egg in the world that contains photo frames. It's crafted in 18 carat white gold with 910 brilliant cut, flawless, D colour diamonds weighing approximately 60 carats. Inside, the egg reveals a pair of 18-carat highly polished yellow gold picture frames.
The piece demanded 10 weeks to complete and is set with the highest quality diamonds. Not just an ornament, the twinkling egg comes with a gold chain enabling it to be instantly turned into a locket. Knobil anticipates that buyers will be from Europe, Russia, China, India and Nigeria, and will typically be very discerning individuals who like to be the first to own newly unveiled luxury goods.
Alternatively, for those who favour Easter eggs of the chocolate variety, UK chocolatier Choccywoccydoodah may have just the thing. Last year, the firm handcrafted a series of Fabergé-style chocolate eggs, inspired by the original jewelled 19th century eggs which Fabergé created for the Russian imperial family.
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The chocolate editions cost just under HK$250K each, and weighed 100kg. The elaborate eggs showed different stages of mythical creatures hatching, like unicorns and dragons, and were mainly commissioned by overseas royal families.
“We wanted to create a luxurious range of chocolate eggs that embraced our creative skills as well as our chocolate,” says Christine Taylor, the owner and creative director of Choccywoccydoodah. “I have always loved the Fabergé eggs.”
“As chocolatiers, we consider ourselves to be joymakers and so we thought we would do something completely ridiculous in an effort to cheer people up.”
For their Easter 2017 collection, the firm has opted for a more traditional theme of royal duck and hare family eggs. The beautifully designed eggs weigh 40-100kg, with prices available upon request.