The history of Faberge

At the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries Russian jewelry art enjoyed a golden age. Economic growth led to the appearance of a new financial and commercial elite that became regular clients of jewelry firms and workshops. From the many names known at that time only one managed to become a symbol of the epoch and an embodiment of Russian jewelry art for the international market.

Faberge and the First World War

Dear Friends, During the First World War, which this year marks 100 years since its conclusion, Faberge’s workshops did not stop their activities. The company offset the decline in the demand for jewelry and fancy items by fulfilling orders for the army. Faberge’s Moscow factory was renamed the Moscow Mechanical Works. After receiving orders from the War Department, Faberge began producing bullet cartridges, grenades, syringes, cigarette lighters, field dishes, as well as award items with Russian state symbols on bowls, cigarette cases, ashtrays, and etc.