Fabergé, the world’s most iconic artist jeweller, is the proud sponsor of The Big Egg Hunt, a charity initiative to take place in New York over spring 2014, similar to the one held to great acclaim in London in 2012.

The project will see up to 300, 2½ foot tall egg sculptures, designed by globally renowned artists and designers hidden in Manhattan during the Easter period. All proceeds will benefit two charities: ‘The Elephant Family’ and Agnes Gund’s ‘Studio in a School’. Participants who enter the hunt will have the opportunity to win one of three Fabergé prizes, with a combined retail price exceeding USD 125,000. The unique prizes are specially designed Fabergé jewellery egg pendants in gold and diamonds set with Zambian emeralds, Mozambican rubies or Zambian amethysts, kindly donated by Gemfields, the world’s leading producer of ethically-sourced rare coloured gemstones.

As a passionate advocate of the arts and of creative talent, Fabergé views The Big Egg Hunt as a perfect medium with which to celebrate artistry and creativity, whilst supporting two deserving charities – raising much needed funds for needy children in New York City as well as for some of the world?s most endangered animals.

Fabergé creates modern collections of extraordinary jewellery, watches and accessories for a discerning international clientele. Founded in 1842, Fabergé has been the most revered name in jewellery ever since Peter Carl Fabergé became official goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court; the house created exquisite jewels and objects, including the legendary series of lavish and ingenious Imperial Easter Eggs. Today, Fabergé continues to explore and epitomise the ‘art of colour’, pushing the boundaries of artistry and craftsmanship with superlative coloured gemstones and innovative techniques.

Contemporary collections are available at Fabergé boutiques in New York, London, Geneva and Kiev, as well as at Harrods in London and other exclusive international retailers. Selected items are also available via Fabergé’s online boutique at Fabergé.com.