In 1882 Peter Carl Fabergé took over his father’s jewellery business and together with his brother Agathon built something extraordinary, a worldwide phenomenon.
They changed the nature of the business. Before Fabergé diamonds would prevail. But what Fabergé introduced was the artist-jeweller, true fantasy collections – a penchant for colour, principally through gemstones and the fine art of enamelling. One of the pinnacle pieces of course is the Imperial Easter Egg. In 1885, the Emperor of Russia commissioned the company to make an Easter Egg for the Empress. Fabergé was bestowed the coveted title, “goldsmith by special appointment to the Imperial Crown.” That’s where it all started.
Now it’s treasured in some of the world’s leading museums as well as in private collections.
Anyone can sell beautiful jewellery and diamond collections – Fabergé is a whole other level, true craftsmanship and design, ultimate objects to own, then pass on to loved ones, something they will cherish, as an heirloom.
In Toronto, there is only one place where you can buy pieces from the Fabergé collection – Knar Jewellery, at Avenue Rd. and Bloor St. W., in Yorkville Village.
“Like Patek Philippe, you are buying for yourself, but also for the next generation,” says Jeff Buzbuzian, co-owner of Knar Jewellery (his brother Greg is the other owner – they founded the business in Guelph, Ontario, in 1979).
“Tiffany is a big name in jewellery, but Fabergé is beyond that,” he says. “It’s an extraordinary, exclusive brand. For a couple that’s been married 20 years, who have everything, what is missing in the jewellery box? Fabergé is timeless.
“People today buy jewellery for many different reasons,” he adds. “But the true jewellery lover buys it for what it is and what it says to them, how it makes them feel. A woman can go anywhere with a Fabergé egg pendant, for example, and someone will complement her on it, then she gets to tell the story, tell the person it’s Fabergé. No other brand captures that.”
Knar has a full selection of Fabergé jewellery collection. Head here to take a look, or visit their Toronto store, located in Yorkville.