The best luxury Easter eggs for 2017
by Zoe Dickens
Whether you’re celebrating with little ones or treating yourself, Easter is a brilliant time for family, feasting and getting away on your superyacht for a long weekend. Treat your loved ones this year by cracking open a bottle of delicious rosé Champagne and passing round our edit of the best luxury Easter eggs.
Jefferies of London Diamond Memories egg
If you're looking for something truly special without a sell by date then Jefferies of London's magnificent diamond Easter egg could be just the thing. Drawing on founder Martin Jefferies' previous work for the likes of Faberge and Asprey, the Diamond Memories Egg is crafted in 18 carat white gold set with 910 brilliant cut flawless diamonds totalling 60 carats and opens to reveal two yellow gold photo frames. The piece is also available in ruby and sapphire.
Diamond Memories Egg, £215,000, Jefferies of London at VeryFirstTo
Harrods x Camille Walala Limited Edition Easter egg
Designed by London-based artist Camille Walala, each of the three designs in this limited edition series are available as just four pieces meaning there are only 12 eggs to be had in total. Should you manage to get your hands on one of the hefty 1kg eggs, however, you’ll be treated to an exquisite egg hand-crafted in a chocolate laboratory in Paris using Harrods’ 41% milk couverture and decorated with prints inspired by the Ndebele tribe, Memphis Group and artist Victor Vasarely.
Harrods x Camille Walala Limited Edition Easter egg, £350 for 1kg, Harrods
Pierre Herme Oeuf Tagli d’apres Lucio Fontana
Combining haute chocolaterie with fine art, Pierre Herme’s limited edition Easter egg is inspired by the work of Italian artist Lucio Fontana and is crafted from pure origin 64% cocoa Belize chocolate from the Xibun plantation in Cayo. Available in yellow or orange colourways, each one is filled with dark chocolate ganache pieces created using the same chocolate.
Oeuf Tagli d’apres Lucio Fontana, £136 for 955g, Pierre Herme
Godiva Giant Atelier egg
Looking for something truly show-stopping? Godiva’s giant egg weighs in at a huge 13kg and has been handcrafted by the brand’s executive chefs Jean Apostolou and Ilse Wilmots in Brussels. Featuring a concave design decorated with white chocolate butterflies, the eggs were decorated at a live event in London and are now available exclusively at Godiva’s boutiques in Harrods, Selfridges, Regent Street and St Pancras.
Giant Atelier egg, £1,000 for 13kg, Godiva
Fortnum & Mason Family Sharing egg
The perfect treat to share with smaller sailors, Fortnum & Mason vast milk chocolate Easter egg comes full of sweet chocolate bunnies, chicks, Easter baskets and miniature eggs just begging to be hidden around your yacht for a traditional Easter egg hunt. There’s even an assortment of dark chocolate fondant creams for parents with more sophisticated palettes.
Family sharing egg, £115 for 1.2kg, Fortnum & Mason
Claridge’s Easter egg
Designed by Claridge’s head pastry chef Kimberly Lin as an ode to the hotel’s famous black-and-white marble Art Deco lobby, the Claridge’s Easter egg is available as a limited edition of 100 and comes in milk, dark and white versions. Produced using fine Valrhona chocolate, each is also filled with salted caramel gull’s eggs and presented in an eau de Nil box to match the hotel’s iconic colour scheme.
Chocolate Easter egg, £50, Claridge’s