It was April 17, 2011, when the first episode of Game of Thrones was broadcast on the American network HBO. The adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels received tremendous success, winning fans worldwide and ushering in a record eight-season cycle. Two years after the end of the last and ten after the debut of the first, HBO itself announces the celebrations for The Iron Anniversary.
For the occasion in the United States, there will be a marathon of episodes on the same HBO starting from April 10. A section dedicated to the series has appeared on the HBO Max streaming with all the episodes and unique contents that deepen the territories, characters, casts, and scenes. The binge- celebratory watching is also an opportunity to do good. The actors who played the protagonists recorded clips inviting fans to raise funds for various charities.These include Unicef, FilmAid, Women for Women Internationale, and The Trevor Project.
However, unique merchandising for the occasion cannot be missed. An imperial egg made by the historic and famous Fabergè jewelry. The result is a one-off Fabergé egg model that opens to reveal the profile of a ruby dragon encased in a shell of gem-like scales. The object is dedicated to the iconic character of Daenerys Targaryen.
The egg price is around 1.6 million pounds, but Fabergé will select the buyer based on his willingness to exhibit it. The choice was made by Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell, Fabergé’s sales director. “Game of Thrones is a global phenomenon, and for this reason, we do not want the egg to be locked in an attic somewhere. We would like the public to see it up close, “she explained.
The egg will be made by the end of 2021 by Fabergé artisans in London. It will possess an 18-karat white gold structure, and during these months, the gems will be carefully cut and assembled.The structure is a reference to Game of Thrones and the history of the original Fabergé eggs. From the original collection, an egg had a ruby crown that appeared when opening it. Another possessed a cone-shaped pine structure similar to the “flake” model in production now.