8:00am PT by James Hibberd
This 'Game of Thrones' Fabergé Dragon Egg Costs $2.2M
First, there was the $150,000 Star Wars wristwatch.
Not to be outdone, here comes Game of Thrones with an official, one-of-a-kind Fabergé dragon egg that will cost £1.6 million pounds (or $2.22 million in U.S. dollars).
To be fair, this is a super nice egg. See the exterior and interior designs below.
The "commemorative egg objet" is designed by Fabergé’s head designer, Liisa Tallgren, who worked closely with GoT's Emmy-winning costume designer Michele Clapton and Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create "an intricate and enchanting design that tells the tale of Daenerys Targaryen’s quest to take her place on the Iron Throne."
The egg's announcement is timed to coincide with the arrival of Easter and the 10th anniversary of the HBO drama's premiere.
And here's the inside:
"From the very beginning, the evolution of this egg objet has been truly poetic," Clapton said. "The design references Daenerys Targaryen’s incredible journey and the importance of color within her costumes, her passion for her dragons, and the way she portrayed messages via her jewelry 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 egg exterior is purple, blue, red and silver with diamond accents. The inside is literal ruby red, with a winged dragon and a miniature version of the crown "that would have been presented to Daenerys should she have held the Iron Throne, set with a pear-cut ruby responsibly sourced from Gemfields’ Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique."
“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," Clapton said. "With the crown, I referenced her dragons, their wings sweeping around protecting the beautiful Gemfields ruby that represents Daenerys, her house color, and her fierce quest to rule."
Fabergé most famously designed a series of 50 Easter eggs for the Russian Imperial family from 1885 to 1916.
The finalized egg will be revealed later in 2021. If you happen to see it, try your best to pay the Iron Price.