The Palais Tsarskoye Selo Dog Locket features a guilloche enamel and round white diamonds set in 18 karat yellow gold

 A Fabergé egg has long been an heirloom piece. Encrusted with jewels, the opulent decorative pieces founded in 1842 in St. Petersburg, Imperial Russia, by Peter Carl Fabergé – also known as Karl Gustavovich Fabergé – were first commissioned by the Russian Tsar III for his wife, Empress Maria Feodorovna, for Easter.

When he passed away, the tradition was kept alive by his son, Tsar Nicholas II, who commissioned two a year, one for his mother Maria, and the other for his wife Alexandra. The beauty of a Fabergé egg is all in the details. Each unique piece is crafted from a range of materials, rock crystal, coloured gold, precious stones and gems such as emeralds, pearls and diamonds.

The eggs range in size too, from under three inches to five inches tall. To commemorate the Year of the Dog, according to the Chinese calendar, The House of Fabergé have released The Palais Tsarskoye Selo Dog Locket featuring red guilloche enamel and round white diamonds set in 18 karat yellow gold. Upon opening the locket, a golden dog is revealed with sparkling puppy-like diamond eyes that you just can’t resist. It’s a piece that exudes sophistication, can be added to the family’s arsenal of investment pieces, and is guaranteed to be a conversation-starter. $8,200 (Dhs30,120) at faberge.com