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Masterpieces of Alice Caviness Costume Jewelry

Masterpieces of Alice Caviness Costume Jewelry

Brooch – textured metal of gold tone, artificial rubies. 1960’s. Masterpieces of Alice Caviness Costume Jewelry

Masterpieces of Alice Caviness Costume Jewelry
American jewelry designer Alice Caviness started making jewelry right after the Second World War. Based in Long Island, New York, her company continued production after her death in 1983. Meanwhile, her jewelry is very diverse: necklaces, earrings, brooches, cameos, motifs of fruits and animal figurines. For the production of these exquisite decorations used high-quality materials, in particular crystals of unusual color. Labeled “Alice Caviness”, most of them are rare and very popular among collectors.
In fact, on the design and production of these masterpieces of costume jewellery worked Caviness herself and Millie Petronzio who worked for Caviness until 1982. However, at that time Millie Petronzio became head designer for Miriam Haskell. Alice Caviness jewelry is always distinctive and unusual.
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MGM Queen jewellery lover Norma Shearer

MGM Queen jewellery lover Norma Shearer

Marie Antoinette played by MGM Queen, jewellery lover Norma Shearer

MGM Queen jewellery lover Norma Shearer
“An adventure can become a dark spot or a bright adornment in the picture of life. It all depends on what woman experienced it, “– American-Canadian actress, winner of the Oscar for the film The Divorcee Norma Shearer.

Noteworthy, Hollywood diva Norma Shearer loved and wore lots of jewellery, both in life and in films. In particular, in the Collection of Academy Award winning actress Norma Shearer was a gold, platinum and diamond necklace (est. $150/200,000). Retailed by famed Hollywood jeweler Flato, the necklace is a wonderful example of Flato at his best and most dramatic days. In fact, Norma Shearer bought it around 1941 when both she and the designer were in their heyday. Created by Flato’s talented designer George Headley as a cascade of flowers, diamond-set leaves and a bow, this jewel decorated a 1941 edition of Vogue magazine.
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Russian creative jewellery company Sirin

Desk decoration 'Chamomile'. Gold, diamonds, enamel, quartz. Russian creative jewellery company Sirin

Desk decoration ‘Chamomile’. Gold, diamonds, enamel, quartz. Russian creative jewellery company Sirin

Russian creative jewellery company Sirin
In fact, in the heavy post-Soviet 1990s, lots of new jewelry firms, art studios and associations of designers-jewelers appeared in Russia. Many then thought that jewelry production was the right step to financial success. However, it was a misconception that led to the disappearance of many one-day firms. Nevertheless, the jewelry company “Sirin”, with its installation for creativity, still occupies one of the leading places in the jewelry world. Jewelry by “Sirin” decorates collections of Russian and foreign connoisseurs of jewelry art. Undoubtedly, the talent of the leading artists of Sirin – Tatyana Zharkova and Natalya Nagurnaya, and the skill of the jewelers of the firm became the key to quality and success.
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Jewellery and gem talismans bringing happiness

Jewellery and gem talismans bringing happiness

Jewellery and gem talismans bringing happiness

Jewellery and gem talismans bringing happiness

Precious and semiprecious stones serve people not only as ornaments, but also as amulets from the evil eye. Also, as talismans attracting luck and bringing health and well-being to their owner. In order the result of wearing a stone did not disappoint, you need to correctly approach its choice. And for this it is necessary to know what properties they possess. First of all, the healing properties directly depend on the interaction with the nine planets of the solar system. Let’s consider each of them.
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Art Nouveau style jeweler Lucien Gaillard

Art Nouveau style jeweler Lucien Gaillard

Stunning Dragonflies Comb for hair – diamonds, emeralds, citrine, enamel. 1904. Art Nouveau style jeweler Lucien Gaillard

Art Nouveau style jeweler Lucien Gaillard

One of the most distinguished jewelers of his time, Lucien Gaillard (1861 – 1942) was a jeweler in the third generation, working in Art Nouveau style. The skill of the jeweler with the use of a minimum of funds and a subtle sense of material are worthy of admiration. Besides, he became known for his work with exotic materials, such as horn, and unsurpassed art with the use of enamels. In particular, refined brooches, hairpins, combs, rings, and perfume bottles strike with their beauty and sophisticated work. His original products were laconic and modest.
Meanwhile, in the late 60-ies of the 19th century, a general fascination with Japanese art began in Paris. Thus, invited Japanese masters gave lectures on the art of the East and conducted master classes. Accordingly, on the wave of this interest in the art of jewelry began to appear “Japanese motifs.”
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Meaning and significance of wearing earrings

Meaning and significance of wearing earrings

Glamorous Ivanka Trump in Metropolis collection. 18k brushed yellow gold and diamonds. Meaning and significance of wearing earrings

Meaning and significance of wearing earrings
Interestingly, the earrings in the east are called Karn Phul, which means “flower in the ear.” Traditionally, they served not only as decoration, but also as a talisman. Indeed, it is important to combine these two qualities in your earrings. As an ornament, earrings are most effective, after all they most accent attention on our face. In addition, large earrings are very favorable for a married woman, as they state her status. Noteworthy, by adding more and more decorations, a woman attracts well-being to the house.
Meanwhile, earrings in the form of flowers from ancient times to the present day enjoy the greatest popularity. They reflect tenderness, youth, spiritual perfection, simple-mindedness, and innocence – the main attributes of a woman’s character. In addition, the earrings protect the woman from the influence of any negative energy. In particular, bright shiny things take on a negative, so when a woman has many ornaments – they protect her beauty from evil eyes.
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French Art Nouveau jeweler Gabriel Argy-Rousseau

Belt buckle. Brass, three stone blue cameos with crabs. 1905. Gabriel Argy-Rousseau jewellery

Belt buckle. Brass, three stone blue cameos with crabs. 1905. Gabriel Argy-Rousseau jewellery

French Art Nouveau jeweler Gabriel Argy-Rousseau

Born in 1885 in Meslay-le-Vidame, France, Joseph Gabriel Rousseau (1885-1953) became known to the world as a sculptor, ceramist and master of glass. In 1913 he married the Greek Marianne Argyriadis and began to sign his works Gabriel Argy-Rousseau, in honor of his wife. Already the next year, in 1914, Argy-Rousseau first exhibited his projects in the Pate de Verre and won immediate success in the Salon du Des Artistes Français. Critics reacted with enthusiasm, “Such successful forms, such amazing patterns of gold, copper, cobalt, uranium and oxides, such a beautiful mixture of colors!”. Meanwhile, the focus of Argy-Rousseau’s experiments were various methods for achieving the Pate de Verre effects.
However, the main passion was jewelry. Gabriel Argy-Rousseau created magnificent pendants and brooches with stylized forms of fruits, flowers, butterflies and figurines of mythological plots.
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