Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Beau Jewels vintage costume jewelry

Beau Jewels vintage costume jewelry

Green rhinestone spray brooch. Vintage, 1960s. Beau Jewels vintage costume jewelry

Beau Jewels vintage costume jewelry
First of all, despite the similarity of the name with other jewelry brands, such as Beau Craft and Beau Sterling, Beau Jewels is a completely different jewelry firm. In particular, the company Beau Jewels worked under the leadership of Bowman and Foster from the end of 1940s till the beginning of 1970s. Flowers and leaves are constantly repeating motifs, often in bright colors and unusual color combinations. Beau jewels made their decorations using multi-colored stones, or more precisely, imitating precious stones of different colors, and especially later ornaments. However, they are relatively inexpensive.
Currently, the products of this company are collectible and rare, as the company ceased to exist more than forty years ago. “Beau”, translated as dandy, meant for those who kept up with the modern fashion of the time, but at the same time appreciated the classical style. Despite the fairly simple design and strict geometric composition, the decoration combines sophistication and chic!
Read more »

Exquisite vintage costume jewellery Accessocraft

Exquisite vintage costume jewellery Accessocraft

Falcon vintage brooch, pendant. 1950s. Exquisite vintage costume jewellery Accessocraft

Exquisite vintage costume jewellery Accessocraft
Founded in 1935 by Edgar Rodelheimer and Theodore Steinman, jewellery company Accessocraft produced decorations of very high quality. Although the company “Accessorcraft” produced thousands of brooches during World War II, but only years later it became known for its heavy, stylish jewelry and accessories. In the 1960s, Gothic designs, alloys of antique metals imitating gold and bronze with unusual stones were very popular. Accessocraft produced decorations in the style of the Renaissance, Victorian and Art Deco with the use of colored enamels, Czech glass, crystals, cabochons and artificial pearls of the highest quality.
Thanks to an impeccable reputation, famous design studios worked with this company, developing for them magnificent designs of ornaments. However, the company worked until 1998.
Read more »

Eternally Fashionable Precious choker

Sapphire and pearl choker necklace, Princess Diana. Eternally Fashionable Precious choker

Sapphire, pearl and diamond choker necklace, Princess Diana. Eternally Fashionable Precious choker

Eternally Fashionable Precious choker
Modern fashion is such a complicated thing that it is impossible to say definitely what is fashionable now and what is not. In this continuous eclectic, now and then seemingly well forgotten, and in due time – cult things pop up. Undoubtedly, one of them is collar, or choker. In English you can also find the name collar, and even earlier the choker had an absolutely unethical name – “dog collar” (in French – collier de chien). Of course, if you go into more detail, then, in theory, collar is a decoration that fits tightly around your neck, while the choker located at its very base. Nevertheless, now these concepts have merged and became applied to both options.
Read more »

French jewelry designer Lea Stein

French jewelry designer Lea Stein

Josephine Baker Chocolate Dancer Brooch. French jewelry designer Lea Stein

French jewelry designer Lea Stein

In 1970-ies Lee Stein has created a unique collection of jewelry from Rhodoid (high-quality plastic). Prior to that, she was little known outside France. Recently, her work has received worldwide recognition.
Lea Stine was born in Paris (France) in 1931. At the age of 26, she opens her own clothing design company, while developing the design of buttons for fashion and starts its production. Her buttons of laminate Rhodoid had a huge success. In 1969 she begins manufacture of jewelry. The success became possible thanks to her husband, Fernando Steinberg, who discovered this material. It consisted of layers of painted rhodoid – cellulose acetate sheet, close to Bakelite. The layered structure of rhodoid allowed the inclusion of other materials, usually metal or fabric, such as lace. Making the cut and working on shapes, Lea Stein received a polychromatic “plastic”, varying in color and texture.
Read more »

Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery

Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery

Blue Butterfly brooch. Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery

Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery
In the fashion market, and in particular, jewelry market, Robert Rose costume decorations may rightly be called vintage. By the way, in 2016 the company celebrated their 70th anniversary. American jeweler Robert Rose founded the company in 1946 in New York (USA) in Manhattan. Initially, a small family business was built by Charles and Marion Rose. Soon, their son Robert successfully graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York with a degree in jewelry design. And it was he, who took family business into his hands and brought it to the new stage of development. The company continues to work today in the same place, and under the same label – Robert Rose. Their products lead on the jewelry market, thanks to the beauty and reasonable prices. A truly family run business, the second generation of owners, Harry and Ron Rose continued their father’s work, offering clients the most fashionable and high level of quality and style jewellery decorations.
Read more »

Russian Jewellery brand Peraskeva

Russian Jewellery brand Peraskeva

Birds. Gold Brooch. Opal, rubies, sapphires. Russian Jewellery brand Peraskeva

Russian Jewellery brand Peraskeva

Jewelry designer Larisa Galeeva – director and owner of “Zolotse” jewelry factory. According to her, she called the brand “Paraskeva” in honor of one of her great-grandmothers. Initially, it was a beautiful filigree ring in Russian style made of pink quartz and a lemon-yellow gold. The ring turned to be the most beautiful among other three rings, named also in honor of her grandmothers – Klavdia, Peraskeva and Ustinya. This is the story of the brand name. And now a special value of the Peraskeva jewelry brand is based on two main traditions – jewelry craftsmanship and family traditions. The face of the brand has become a sister of Larisa – Julia.
“In our family all women have similar appearance, like nesting dolls, so the face of our company has become my sister Julia, I think that in her youth Peraskeva looked exactly the same.”
Read more »

Abstract art and Kandinsky inspired jewellery

Abstract art and Kandinsky inspired jewellery

Kandinsky inspired jewellery set. 2001. Yellow gold, diamonds, icy quartz. Russian Gems, St. Petersburg. Author V. Chernova

Abstract art and Kandinsky inspired jewellery

In the history of modern art is not uncommon when the artists act as jewellery designers. An example would be the creativity of P. Klee, Picasso, Max Ernst, Dali, Kandinsky and many other artists. The inspiration for jewelers is often the work of other artists – sculptors, architects, painters and others. Fine art in general, and painting in particular, are inextricably linked to the art of jewellery. Often, artists jewelers create jewellery collections drawing inspiration from the paintings of great painters.
Wassily Kandinsky is one of the most famous Russian painters, graphic artist and theorist of fine arts, the founder of abstract art. It was his work formed the basis of this stunning necklace and earrings, jewellery house “Russian Gems”. The artistic arrangement of elements of decoration and layout of the diamond decoration received unusually showy jewelry embodiment of the idea of geometric abstract art direction. The combination of icy quartz, sparkling diamonds and gold, creates a subtle, refined flavor, softens dryly geometric forms that gives to the image amazing femininity.
Read more »

Russian Luxury Moiseikin jewellery art

Exquisite pendant, created in the image of the crown of the Russian Empire

Exquisite pendant, created in the image of the crown of the Russian Empire. Russian Luxury Moiseikin jewellery art

Russian Luxury Moiseikin jewellery art
The history of Moiseikin jewellery began in 1993, when in Yekaterinburg appeared the jewellery shop. Initially, the founder of jewellery house Victor Moiseikin wanted to renew the Urals tradition of the famous Russian jewelry companies. Victor Moiseikin found talented jewelers, sculptors and stone-cutters. Staff and head of the company studied in detail the history of jewelry art in Russia. They thoroughly researched rare archival materials, including ancient sketches of such companies as Karl Bohlin, Carl Faberge and other pillars of the jewelry industry. Masters of the company “Moiseikin” adopted all the best from the great Russian jewelers. They also constantly monitored the trends of fashion jewelry, modern cultural preferences and major design trends. Due to this, as well as experience in the processing of precious stones and metals, stone-cutters and artists made it possible. In addition, they managed to continue the luxury and splendor of the Russian school of jewelry.
Read more »

German stone carver Michael Peuster

Beryl and gold cameo. German stone carver Michael Peuster

Beryl and gold cameo. German stone carver Michael Peuster

German stone carver Michael Peuster
According to Michael Peuster, or at least what he writes about him on social website, his favorite statement is “Choose a profession that you love, and you do not need to work any more in your life”. The quote belongs to a Chinese philosopher Confucius. Indeed, Michael Peuster has found such profession. Brilliant stone cutter, jeweler and engraver, he has created a stunningly beautiful gallery of exquisite works, that are real masterpieces. Striking realism of carved from gemstone sculptures of animals, birds and portraits is the result of many years of work, excellence and talent of the jeweler. Idar-Oberstein based stone carver works with any kind of gems – agate, opal, amethyst, beryl, quartz, crystal and so on.
Read more »

Vera Yurieva stained glass jewellery decorations

Vera Yurieva stained glass jewellery decorations

Angel of rain. Vera Yurieva stained glass jewellery decorations

Vera Yurieva stained glass jewellery

Vera Yurieva – the author of designer jewelry, stained glass and art objects. She lives in St. Petersburg and creates in her studio wonderful and touching decorations, as well as many other beautiful things. Vera became interested in jewelry design as a child – and painted decorations made of beads. After graduating from art school, she enrolled in the Saint – Petersburg Roerich Art University. In addition, she studied art history. However, the fascination with stained glass jewelry began more than ten years ago, when she found a job in a stained glass workshop.
In her stained glass ornaments Vera uses real glass that is cooked and cast into sheets. She also worked with stones and other materials. According to the designer herself, “I did not choose stained glass technique, it chose me. The confluence of circumstances.”
Read more »

Page 1 of 35123...51015...Last »