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Object of desire

Take a world-class jeweller, give him a royal warrant and you have one of the most profitable retail gigs in history.

30th March, 2014

Take a world-class jeweller, give him a royal warrant and you have one of the most profitable retail gigs in history. Faberge was the jeweller, Tsar Alexander III was the client with an appetite for the finest.

At the height of the firm's success, over 500 jewellers, designers, goldsmiths and enamellers were employed to make all manner of trinkets that now fetch serious prices at auction. The first Easter egg was created for Alexander as...

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