The Faberge Company, founded by Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge, is well-known around the world for the intricate ornate eggs and jewelry pieces crafted during the late 19th- beginning of the 20th century. The first egg was presented in 1885 as an Easter gift from Czar Alexander III to his wife and was proclaimed the most beautiful gift ever given. The advent of the first jeweled egg gift sparked a tradition among Russian czars and members of aristocracy for the next three decades. On Easter Sunday, the reigning Emperor would present an egg to his wife or mother. Painstakingly created, luxurious Faberge eggs are a testament to his unique passion for creating breathtaking, handmade pieces of art.