The House of Fabergé spanned multiple generations with Gustav Fabrier establishing the firm in the mid-19th century. Over the following 100 years they employed more than 35 highly skilled workmasters.
In November 1918, Fabergé fled St. Petersburg to Germany. In June, 1920 he travelled to Pully, Switzerland to be with other family members where he died within a few months.
In January 2007, an investor group Fabergé Ltd. acquired Unilever’s worldwide portfolio of Fabergé trademarks, licences and associated rights with the intent that all future development of the Fabergé name reflects the original heritage of excellence in creativity, design and craftsmanship.
This constitutes the reunification of the House of Fabergé and a new chapter in its history. My father, Theo Fabergé, grandson of Peter Carl Fabergé, passed away on August 20th, 2007. It is poignant that, only days before he died, both he and I entered into the arrangements reuniting the family and the Fabergé name.Sarah Fabergé (great-granddaughter Peter Carl Fabergé) (2007)
Holmström was a Finnish silversmith and goldsmith. Born in Helsinki, Finland, he apprenticed at the workshop of jeweller Karl Herold in St. Petersburg from 1845—1850 master and became a master with his own workshop in 1857.
Senior member of Fabergé's workshop, Holmström was head jeweler and also produced parts for various items. He died in St. Petersburg. His son Albert Holmström (1876-1925) continued in his father's footsteps after his death and used the same mark, AH.
His daughter Hilma Alina Holmström (1875-1936) and granddaughter Alma Pihl (1888-1976) were both jewellery designers and workmasters at Fabergé. Alma designed the Winter Easter Egg and the Mosaic Easter Egg. Grandson Oskar Woldemar Pihl (1890-1959) was also a jeweller and goldsmith.
Kollin was born in Pohja, Finland. He completed his training as gold and silversmith with Alexander Palmén in Ekenäs in 1858 before travelling to St. Petersburg. Kollin qualified as workmaster in 1868 at August Holmström's workshop and, in 1870 opened his own workshop in St. Petersburg. Kollin worked for August Holmström and for Carl Fabergé, and was soon put in charge of all Fabergé workshops, a post he held until 1886 when he was replaced by Michael Perkhin.
Kollin was Fabergé's first chief jeweler. He specialized in gold and silver articles, most of them in an archaic style of the period. The items produced by Kollin for Fabergé before his departure in 1886 generally bears his initials EK, together with Fabergé's hallmark and are frequently found in a Fabergé box. (Evidently this pre-dates a change of hallmarks in 1899. Objects bearing EK mark only and produced between 1885 and 1899 are considered the work of an independent artist, unless cased by Fabergé.)
Perkhin was a Russian jeweler. Born in what is the now Republic of Karelia. Initially, he worked as a journeyman in the workshop of Erik August Kollin. In 1884, he qualified as a master craftsman and his artistic potential must have been obvious to Fabergé who appointed him head workmaster in 1886.
Perkhin's workshop produced all types of objects in gold, enamel and hard stones. All the important commissions of the time, including some of the renowned "Fabergé eggs" were made there. His period as head Fabergé workmaster is generally acknowledged to be the most artistically innovative, with a huge range of styles from neo-Rococo to Renaissance.
Wigström was a Finnish silversmith and goldsmith who became one of the most important Fabergé workmasters along with Michael Perkhin. Wigström was chief assistant to workmaster Perchin until his death in 1903, at which point he was became the head. Wigström and Perkhin were the two workmasters responsible for producing almost all the imperial Easter eggs. Wigström created some of the Fabergé firm's finest cigarette cases and boxes, largely in a neo-classical style.
August Holmström's daughter, Hilma Alina Holmström was a jewellery designer and workmasters at Fabergé.
Alma Theresia Pihl was the other of two female designers at Fabergé. She was the daughter of goldsmith Knut Oskar Pihl (1860—1897), granddaughter of Fabergé head jeweler August Holmström and the niece of Fabergé jewelry designer Hilma Alina Holmström (1875—1936)  and sister of jeweler and goldsmith Oskar Woldemar Pihl.
As a self-trained designer, she started to work for Fabergé in 1909. She designed the famous Winter Easter Egg in 1913 and Mosaic Easter Egg in 1914.
If you want a tool to be the centre of all manner of tinkering and mending, or for exercise that is gentle and cheap, or for calling the mind off from anxiety or hard thinking, or for healthful and artistic creations, I know of no instrument to be compared to the Lathe. It is easily kept in order, and the results are so quick, so varied, and so beautiful, that you never get tired of it.Reverend John Todd (1870)