Intricately decorated with jewels, embossed designs, or delicate paintings, luxury eggs have become a status symbol. As Easter celebrations are drawing near, we are on a hunt to learn about some of the world's most expensive chocolate and decorative eggs your money can buy!
A Brief History of Easter Eggs
Mary-Magdalene is credited with the first Easter egg. She is said to have presented herself before Emperor Tiberius in Rome, carrying an egg in her hand, imploring him to condemn Pontius Pilate.
Why Decorate Eggs on Easter?
In ancient Sumeria and Egypt, gold and silver ostrich eggs were often placed in graves. One of the earliest examples can be found in Africa, where 60,000-year-old ostrich eggs have been found with engraved decorations.
Why Do We Hunt for Easter Eggs?
The Easter egg hunt origins can be traced back to Germany. Martin Luther started the custom during the 16th century when he organized egg hunts as a protest against Catholic teachings about marriage. The men hid the eggs for the ladies and children to discover.
The Irresistible Chocolate Egg
Brands now offer chic gift wrapping, elegant designs, and the finest tasting chocolate. The tradition of making chocolate Easter eggs began in Europe in the late 19th century.
Patisserie Chocolate Ostrich Easter Egg
Based on the egg of the world's largest living bird, the team went to great lengths to ensure that it was proportionate to the real thing. The high-cacao dark chocolate encases a rich, creamy center, making for a delicious and indulgent treat.
Sugar-Free Milk Chocolate Easter Egg
Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Dark Chocolate Truffles
The Birth of Fabergé
Today, these Easter gifts are some of the most sought-after pieces of Russian art, with some eggs selling for tens of millions of dollars. Although they were created over a century ago, the beauty and craftsmanship of luxury eggs make them still highly sought-after pieces.
The Rothschild Fabergé Egg
Sold for over $13,000,000, the egg-shaped clock is a truly unique and amazing piece of work. The hourglass comprises valuable stones, precious metals, and a cockerel that appears on the hour to mark the passage of time. It is also a reminder of the tragedy that befell the Tsar and his family and the brutal reality of life in Russia in 1917.
The Hen Egg
The value of the golden Hen Egg is estimated at 6 million dollars. The egg is made of gold and is encrusted with diamonds. Created in 1885, it was a gift from Emperor Alexander III to his wife, Empress Maria Feodorovna. It is on display at The Link of Times Foundation at the Fabergé Museum in St Petersburg.
The Winter Egg
The egg is made from pale green jasper and covered with diamond-set snowflakes. It reveals a miniature winter scene, complete with a skater and a frozen lake. In 1913, it was an Easter gift for Tsarina Maria Feodorovna from Tsar Nicholas II. Sold for US$9.6 million in an auction at Christie's in New York City in 2002.
Luxury Eggs a Symbol of Easter
Easter is coming up, which means it's time to pursue the gifts you'll be giving your loved ones. Whether drenched in chocolate or affixed with diamonds, luxury Easter eggs are the epitome of extravagance.
If you're looking for a unique gift that will make an impression, Fin&Mo has a collection of Easter-inspired designer bags. These stylish and chic handbags come in many different colors and styles, but all share one common feature- they're perfect for hiding your Easter eggs inside.
So scoop up a sophisticated clutch to pair with your Easter Sunday best, or a fun and festive tote to haul around your chocolate bunnies.