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For the 10th anniversary of Game of Thrones, HBO have commissioned a Game of Thrones-themed Fabergé egg. The one-of-a-kind beauty will be the absolute envy of any collector.

It’s been three years since the dismal ending of Game of Thrones but with a few spin-off series on the way, the show’s hype train is beginning to pick up some steam again. To start with, a The Game of Thrones tie-in egg in collaboration with the show’s costume designer, Michele Clapton, and Fabergé designer, Liisa Tallgren has been commissioned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show. The one-of-a-kind egg is inspired by Daenerys Targaryen’s journey and the eggs that birthed her famous dragons.

The one-off egg has been described by Fabergé as a fusion of “superior craftsmanship and artistic ingenuity with one of the 21st century’s most iconic TV series.”

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It doesn’t come cheap either. Fabergé have confirmed that the price is US $2.2 million. But that price doesn’t come from nowhere. The egg is covered in diamonds, 18k white gold and extremely fine enamelling. And that’s just the exterior.

Inside, in true Fabergé fashion, sits a miniature crown sitting atop a crystal base. A crown Daenerys believed to be hers the entire show. The crown itself is set with a pear-cut ruby that has been responsibly sourced from the Gemfields Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique.

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I cannot describe it any better than the co-designer herself, so in the words of Michele Clapton,

“The design references Daenerys Targaryen’s incredible journey and the importance of colour within her costumes, her passion for her dragons, and the way she portrayed messages via her jewellery throughout her journey on the show. References from the textures of the dragons and their iconic eggs were used to inform the surfaces of this egg objet.”

The crown is an important part of the egg and the interior was given as much thought, if not more, as Clapton states,

“I knew instantly what the secret gift should be, there was never a doubt; it had to be the crown that Daenerys believed throughout her life was her destiny. With the crown, I referenced her dragons, their wings sweeping around protecting the beautiful Gemfields ruby that represents Daenerys, her house colour, and her fierce quest to rule.”

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Some may dislike the egg and have likened it to something you might find in cheap nick-nack shops. To those people, I politely ask, ‘what the hell are you smoking?’ The bejewelled egg is opulent, yes, but it’s supposed to be. It’s a Fabergé egg. These eggs were originally made for the Russian royal family. Now they’re made for fictional royalty. But it still makes sense. The colours are and white gold are blended perfectly that this egg truly feels like something the Mother of Dragons would own. Because of that, I believe it is an effective representation of what it set out to achieve.

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