We wrote about the Big Egg Hunt earlier, and with the release date just around the corner decided to brush up your memories – just in case you are in London tomorrow (21st February). The event aims to raise up to £2 million for Action for Children and Elephant Family, and will showcase a larger than life golden egg along the Hotel’s Piccadilly arcade for all intrepid egg hunters to spot.
Members of the public will be able to hunt down the strategically placed, giant eggs, which have been exclusively designed, bejewelled and decorated by some of the world’s leading artists, architects, jewellers and designers.
The event is set to smash Guinness World Records for the most participants in an Easter egg hunt and the world’s most expensive chocolate egg, as designed by William Curley.
The hand-crafted eggs, which are destined to become highly collectible works of art, will be available to buy at auction, with proceeds going to Action for Children and Elephant Family. The jewel in the crown of the auction will be an exclusively designed, stunning 127ct emerald and gold egg pendant ‘Le Collier Plume d’Or’ by Fabergé.
Rachel Waldron, Project Director for The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt commented, “The moment we saw the design for this egg, we knew we wanted it at The Ritz. Its intricate golden details are reminiscent of The Ritz’s interiors, with their lashings of gold leaf and famous attention to detail. It is wonderful to have our Egg positioned in such an iconic landmark of this great city where so many passers-by can enjoy it. This is one of our star locations and star eggs – a perfect combination.”
Willam Curley, who has been named Britain’s best chocolatier by the Academy of Chocolate five times, is creating the giant chocolate egg using materials such as expensive Tuscan Amedei dark chocolate and Japanese Wasabi chocolate. The finished product will be auctioned in London on March 20.
The auctioneers hope to break the current Guinness World Record price for a non-jewelled chocolate egg of £1,000. If thats too chocalatey for you, then the ‘Oeuf Cadeau’ pendant which Faberge debuted for Valentines Day might just be perfect.
“Money is much more exciting than anything it buys.” —