A few of my favorite Fabergé pieces currently being displayed as part of the Fabergé: The Rise and Fall exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The items are gorgeous online—but absolutely stunning in person. I highly recommend catching this exhibition!
Etruscan Revival Bracelet by Karl Fabergé
In 1892 this Fabergé bracelet was listed for sale at 900 rubles, which to the average Russian at the time, was worth about nine years salary. Though the value of the Russian ruble was extremely variable at the time, the best estimates figure that the average per capita income in Russia in 1890 was approximately 100 rubles per year.A Bargain at $18,500! 14k matte gold with Etruscan revival scrollwork and granulation, natural pearl, and cushion-cut diamonds.