If one wished to describe the capabilities of Peter Carl Fabergé in a single sentence, one would have to compare him to a choreographer. Just as a choreographer succeeded in discovering and drawing out the wonders of the unknown world, so has Faberge succeeded in discovering and designing jewelry and wonderous pieces which are seen only in the mind's eye.
Creations by Fabergé are made in 18 karat yellow and white gold, platinum and precious gems. Fabergé only uses the highest caliber of diamonds and the most outstanding enamel is used for these precious creations. Peter Carl Fabergé was fascinated with enameling and his dedication can be seen in a large range of his creations.
The inimitable finish of Fabergé enameling is achieved by a highly sophisticated process of layering several coats of enamel, each at decreasing temperatures. Introduced between the layers of enamel, to achieve beautiful and intricate designs, are gold leaf patterns otherwise known as pillions. The enamel is then meticulously hand polished, creating the finish for which Fabergé is famous. The eggs have quite a history, from the gifts of the Czar to being a first class gift in the public, the Fabergé egg is one the most usual and captivating gifts that one could receive.