The 'Cradle with Garlands' Faberge Egg ~ made in 1907 ~ for Czar Nicholas II to present to his Mother. This egg was commissioned to celebrate the birth of Czarevich Alexei Nicholaievich, son of Czar Nicholas II ~ the long awaited heir to the Romanov throne. The surprise inside was the first portrait of the Czarevich in a medallion surrounded by diamonds. This egg is currently in a private collection.
Brilliant white diamonds of 8.05 carats with drop diamonds of 7.06 carats, two rare yellow diamonds and an exceptional pink diamond, all set in pure platinum. Queen Marie Antoinette, queen of France owned this necklace that has an estimated worth of $3.7 million.
The Viking Ship Museum houses three ships found in large burial mounds in the Oslo fjord region. The best-preserved Viking ships in existence, each contained a wealth of material, both decorative and utilitarian, dating back up to 1200 years.