10 Things Rocking the Industry

1. LuxuryIn Romanov-era ­Russia, Peter Carl Fabergé’s gem-encrusted Easter eggs were the ultimate symbols of imperial glitz and glamour. The October Revolution of 1917 put an end to all that bourgeois extravagance. But the real blow to Fabergé’s legacy came in 1951, when the ­family, unable to afford a protracted legal battle, lost the right to use its name to an American ­corporation. Fans of the legendary jeweler’s work were resigned to living vicariously through the Russian oligarchs—the only ones who could afford to buy the remaining eggs at auction. Or so it seemed. Then in 2007, Pallinghurst Resources, a London-based mining investment company, bought back the Fabergé name and began ­plotting the firm’s triumphant return. In July, ­during Paris Couture Week, the brand unveiled the first ­one-of-a-kind couture egg pendants in a series of 12. Retail salons in London

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