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Firebird Passion

The story of the mythical Firebird endures to this day as a beloved folk tale of old Russia and provides the creative inspiration for Theo Fabergé’s FIREBIRD PASSION. This Egg, crafted of sterling silver and 24 karat gold, is finished in guilloché enamel of a deep, rich red -- the enameling process exactly as that beloved by Theo´s grandfather Carl Fabergé for his renowned Imperial Eggs.

The FIREBIRD PASSION echoes the fabled bird´s magical feather in its finial and surrounding ornamentation, the same motif as well used in the supports for the Egg atop its pedestal. Theo´s fancy takes him to another variant of the legend, which says that as the Firebird flies, his eyes sparkle and pearls, descending from his beak, fall into the hands of serfs who, now enriched, are able to make their way in life. Reflecting this theme, the FIREBIRD PASSION Egg and its pedestal are adorned with exquisite cultured full pearls.

On opening the FIREBIRD PASSION -- in the tradition of the Fabergé family -- a surprise is revealed within - a gem-encrusted Firebird. The resplendent, hand-crafted avian perches upon an apple tree branch of sterling silver and 24 karat gold, its blossoms hand-decorated and set with diamonds. The Firebird´s magnificent plumage descends in luxuriant swathes over the branch, its tail and body shimmering with colored sapphires, fiery rubies and brilliant white diamonds in 18 karat gold.

The iridescent Firebird is reputed to have magical properties and to act both as savior and devil to anyone who catches it. Theo Fabergé’s FIREBIRD PASSION recreates this fantastical tale in an original artwork that will amaze and amuse now and for generations to come. It makes all who behold wonder at the enduring story, and marvel with pure pleasure at a triumph in design and craftsmanship.

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