This Easter Veruca Salt just could not resist jumping on board the world’s biggest Easter egg hunt from Russian jewellery house Fabergé!
Called the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, the iconic brand are hoping to set a world record after having hidden 200 unique giant eggs around the capital in order to raise funds for worthy charities Action for Children and Elephant Family.
World famous for their Imperial Fabergé Egg designs, the discerning jewellers have called upon a wealth of leading designers from artists and fashion designers to architects and jewellers, asking them to design a giant fibre-glass egg each, measuring a smashing two and a half feet. High profile names who have contributed designs include leading artists Marc Quinn, Sir Peter Blake and Roger Dean, with architect Zaha Hadid, fashion designers Vivienne Westwood, Bruce Oldfield and Diane Von Furstenberg also adding their creative streak. Leading British fashion house Mulberry and luxury department store Selfridges have also offered two uniquely created eggs.
Of course, as with any hunt or game worth winning, there is a pièce de résistance and in this case it is an eye watering 127 carat emerald and gold pendant, designed by the House of Fabergé (why, of course!). Named Le Collier Plume d-Or, this egg was inspired by the rich, textured golden feathers of the hen hidden inside the Hen Egg – the very first Imperial Fabergé Egg, made in 1885 for Tsar Alexander III to give as a present to his wife Tsarina Maria Fedorovna. This glorious design is on display in Harrods until April.
We urge you to get out and about before Lent comes to an end in order to catch a glimpse of these beauties, and if you want to take one home, there will be an auction held on the 20th March 2012, with proceeds split between charities Action for Children and Elephant Family.