What are Faberge Eggs and why are they Popular

Faberge Eggs

You may have heard the word “Faberge” before, but did you know that the name belonged to one of the most famous Russian jewellers that ever lived? Peter Carl Faberge is the sole supervisor that oversaw the design and manufacturing of the Faberge eggs, a collection of “Imperial” easter eggs that were built with gemstones and precious metals. They were given as Easter gifts to Russian royalty when celebrating important events, and only 43 of the 50 are confirmed to have survived. Read More What are Faberge Eggs and why are they Popular

The Porcelain Figurines of Johann Joachim Kändler

Meissen figures

Back in the 18th century, porcelain was a luxury. Not everyone was able to afford it, and the Europeans weren’t even able to produce it until the 18th century. China was the one with the receipt on how to create porcelain, and it was only when Johann Friedrich Böttger discovered the formula that the 1710 Meissen factory was born. Read More The Porcelain Figurines of Johann Joachim Kändler

Modern Coin Collecting

coin collecting

There are some modern coins which, just like antique coins, are very rare and so can be surprisingly valuable. Some are rare because they were mistakes that somehow found themselves in circulation (known as mint error coins), whilst others were issued as limited editions (the number of coins released is called its mintage). If you’re very lucky you may just come across one of them in the change in your pocket or purse, so keep an eye out. Here are a few of the ones to look out for. Read More Modern Coin Collecting