During the late 19th c. and the early part of the 20th c. Carl Faberge established jewelry workshops in St. Petersburg Russia. These jewelry workshops employed master Russian craftsmen who created miniature Faberge eggs made of gold, silver, fired enamels and precious stones. Carl Faberge and his craftsmen became famous for this Faberge egg collection. These Faberge eggs incorporated Byzantine and Russian religious symbolism and European techniques to produce some of the most exquisite Faberge eggs and Russian collectibles made for the Tsar and Russian nobility. Today, these Original Faberge eggs are some of the most sought after Russian collectibles.