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Locals have the chance to see the world famous Faberge eggs in Wilmington. The eggs were originally designed by Carl Faberge in 1886 for the Royal Russian family to symbolize the birth of Christ.

The Royal Family received one egg a year until 1916. When Russia became a communist country, production of the eggs had to stop. Russian designers began making the Faberge eggs again in 1990 and they are touring them all over the world, with a 3 day stop in Wilmington.

”All are hand made and all the art work is done by Russian jewelers and the designs are absolutely mind boggling. It's a museum tour that brings people together to learn the history, the art,” said Ilya Abelsky, who creates some of the miniature eggs.

The eggs will be on display at Snowden's Jewelers on College Road in Wilmington through Saturday.

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