A unique Faberge Egg was unveiled Tuesday in the Alfardan Jewellery Pavilion, marking another milestone in the luxurious history of the company, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.
Ali Alfardan, vice chairman of Alfardan Group and president of Alfardan Jewellery, announced that Alfardan Jewellery and Faberge have collaborated to showcase a one-of-a-kind Faberge Egg as one of the major highlights of the 20th edition of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), which will run until February 11 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).
What makes this latest Faberge Egg special is that it is adorned with different natural pearls, which combines the allure of the Faberge Egg – the ultimate symbol of artistic excellence, and the natural pearl – known as a source of pride, joy, and wealth for Qataris.
Speaking to Gulf Times on the sidelines of the unveiling ceremony, Alfardan Group chairman Hussain Ibrahim Alfardan revealed that the pearls adorning this Faberge Egg are from his vast collection of natural pearls, which highlights Qatar’s rich pearling heritage.
Before the discovery of oil and gas in the country, the main source of livelihood for Qataris was pearl diving, which, today, is an essential part of Qatar’s colourful history and tradition. For the past two centuries, the Faberge Egg not only hails as the epitome of decorative art but has captivated many of the most influential and affluent collectors from royalty to business tycoons.
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