Faberge hatches collaboration with 'Game of Thrones' on $2.2 million bejewelled 'dragon' egg

The objet d'art has been created to mark the fantasy show's 10th anniversary

The Faberge egg, designed to mark the 10th anniversary of 'Game of Thrones', features white gold, diamonds and rubies. Courtesy Faberge
The Faberge egg, designed to mark the 10th anniversary of 'Game of Thrones', features white gold, diamonds and rubies. Courtesy Faberge

Daenerys Targaryen's dragons' eggs, which hatched three fearsome beasts, might have been priceless, but you can get your hands on your own intricate version for the handsome sum of $2.2 million.

Storied jewellery and accessories label Faberge has created a Game of Thrones-themed objet d'art to celebrate the 10th anniversary of HBO's fantasy series.

Faberge’s head designer, Liisa Tallgren, collaborated with Game of Thrones' Emmy-winning costume designer Michele Clapton on the one-of-a-kind piece. It may not contain a real dragon, but it does comprise white gold, rubies and diamonds, hence the hefty price tag.

The commemorative piece has only been unveiled in sketch form, with designs showing delicate engraving, moonstone gems and a pink, blue and purple palette. A sketch of the interior reveals the egg will open to reveal a winged dragon, a miniature crown and a pear-cut ruby.

The headpiece was designed to represent the crown "that would have been presented to Daenerys should she have held the Iron Throne", Faberge said.

"The design references Daenerys Targaryen’s incredible journey and the importance of colour within her costumes, her passion for her dragons and the way she portrayed messages via her jewellery throughout her journey on the show," added designer Clapton.

"References from the textures of the dragons and their iconic eggs were used to inform the surfaces of this egg objet. With the crown, I referenced her dragons, their wings sweeping around protecting the beautiful Gemfields ruby that represents Daenerys, her house colour and her fierce quest to rule."

The finished bespoke piece is set to be unveiled later this year.

The House of Faberge, which was founded in Russia in 1842, is known for its famous collection of jewel-encrusted eggs, as well as its jewellery line.

The objet d'art was announced to coincide with Game of Thrones' milestone anniversary. The fantasy epic, based on George R R Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire, first hit TV screens on April 17, 2011.

Updated: April 7, 2021 05:39 PM

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