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Dance inspired jewellery

Banana Bob vintage brooch Ballerina

Dance inspired jewellery. Banana Bob vintage brooch Ballerina

This post features Dance inspired jewellery including the history of dance. Social dance, a dance-form with roots in traditional and community dances which became increasingly differentiated from court dances during the later medieval and early Renaissance period. In the early 20th century ballroom dances proliferated, with jazz influences from North America and imports from Latin America, such as the tango, samba, cue-ca, and rumba. In the 1920s ‘animal dances’, such as the turkey trot, the bunny hug, and the foxtrot were popular: the latter remains as a classic ballroom dance alongside the quickstep and, from earlier times, the waltz. The Lindy hop, jitterbug, and jive were all highly athletic couple dances from the big band era of the 1930s and 1940s. The 1950s and 1960s rock and roll impact on teenage culture and the growth of discos and clubs generated an alternative social scene. The 1970s influences were Afro-Caribbean music and heavy rock. Distinct dance styles, ‘body popping’, ‘robotics’, and ‘break dancing’ emerged. In turn these reappear as source material in modern and postmodern dances.
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Golden Fish kaleidoscope

Golden Fish kaleidoscope. Fairy tales high jewellery Brooch. Yellow Gold, diamonds, light-orange sapphires, dark-orange sapphires, sapphire. Jewellery Theatre

Golden Fish kaleidoscope. Fairy tales high jewellery Brooch. Yellow Gold, diamonds, light-orange sapphires, dark-orange sapphires, sapphire. Jewellery Theatre

Once upon a time, in a land far far away lived a very poor couple in a shack not far from the edge of the sea. Their only means of food was the fish that the old man caught in the sea. One morning, as was his usual routine, the fisherman took his fishing net down to the sea. But on this day something unusual happened, on this day the fisherman caught the Golden Fish. The Golden Fish begged for the fisherman to spare his life, and offered in return to grant the fisherman any wish he would like. But the kindhearted fisherman asked for nothing, and returned the Golden Fish to the sea. However, the fisherman’s wife was not so kindhearted, she became irate when he related the story to her, and sent him back to the sea to catch the Golden Fish and to wish for a loaf of bread. The fisherman did as he was told, he caught the fish and wished for a loaf of bread. When he returned home he found a fresh baked loaf of bread on the table.
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Queen Puabi jewellery

Queen Puabi jewellery

Queen Puabi jewellery

Ancient Sumerian jewelry was opened by archaeologist Sir Charles Leonard Woolley, who led excavations in the Sumerian city of Ur in the 1920s. He found the tomb of Queen Puabi (Shubad), whose age is 4,5 thousand years. The treasures from the tomb of Puabi, which, like the tomb of Tutankhamun, did not suffer from the hands of the robbers, are kept at the Pennsylvania University Museum and the British Museum. Unfortunately, the part that was left at the Baghdad museum has been lost since the museum was looted during the war in 2003. The ancient Sumerian city of Ur was located in present-day Iraq, between Baghdad and the Persian Gulf, close to the gulf.
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Firebird kaleidoscope

Firebird kaleidoscope

Firebird kaleidoscope. Jewellery set of necklace and earrings from the Golden Scarab 2014 collection. Light brown crystals, Czech rhinestone

This post features Jewellery inspired by Russian folk tale “Firebird”.
In a far away land a thief was stealing golden apples which had the power of bestowing youth and beauty from Tsar Berendey`s magic Garden. The guards of the Tsar were unable to stop this, for as hard as they tried, the thief always got away. None of the guards could even see this thief. The Tsar was frustrated for he needed the golden apples for himself, as he was married to a very beautiful young Queen.
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Swan jewellery kaleidoscope

Swan jewellery kaleidoscope

Swan jewellery kaleidoscope. Gold, Silver, Freshwater Pearl and Diamond brooch

In the Celtic folklore, the swan was often seen as a transformed human; occasionally the swan was believed to be a bewitched nun. It was considered lucky to see seven swans flying, because seven years of good luck would follow; seeing a multiple of seven brought that many more years of good luck. Hurting or killing a swan, conversely, brought bad luck to oneself and one’s entire community. Swan maiden is Celtic folkloric figure. The story of a young woman who is half-bird appears throughout the ancient Celtic lands. Sometimes the girl was said to be under an enchantment, which might or might not be broken; other times, no reason was given for the maiden’s double nature. In the dark of night, such maidens took off their swan plumage and left it beside the lakes in which they swam, naked and beautiful. Should a man find the feather cloak of such a woman, he could make her his wife by stealing it, whereupon she became a happy and hardworking help-meet. Should the swan maiden ever find her feathers, she instantly converted herself to bird form and flew away, leaving her children behind without so much as a backward glance.
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Dona Maria de la Concepcion butterfly

Dona Maria de la Concepcion butterfly

Dona Maria de la Concepcion butterfly brooch, given to her by the XVIII Duke de Plasencia José María Martorell y Téllez-Girón as a symbol of their oath and commitment to one another. Sapphires, diamonds, rubies, opals, emeralds

The XVIII Duke de Plasencia and Dona Maria de la Concepcion lived during the very turbulent and politically unstable years of the Spanish Civil War. They first met in Madrid, by chance on the terrace of the Hotel Universal in 1931, where it was love at first sight. Yet the political situation separated them; the Duke was forced to take refuge in the Romanian embassy while Dona Maria de la Concepcion left for San Sebastian in the north of Spain. Only twenty years later did they finally marry, in the famous Chapel of Santiago de Compostela. This brooch was given by the Duke to Dona Maria de la Concepcion during one of their rare encounters in Biarritz, during their time apart. A symbolic gift, the butterfly’s wings represented freedom from the difficult political situation and was a symbol of their oath and commitment to one another.
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Jewellery lover Agatha Christie

Jewellery lover Agatha Christie

Jewellery lover Agatha Christie

Famous English detective story writer Agatha Christie loved and wore jewellery – brooches, necklaces, earrings, pendants. After her death in 1976 at the age of 95, has left at least one secret: the location of her family jewels. The mystery of her inheritance was in the best traditions of the immortal works of the writer. In 2006, some Jennifer Grant, fan of creativity of Agatha Christie, took part in the sale of items from the home of the writer in Greenville. She bought 100 pounds trunk that belonged to the mother of the writer. It is noteworthy that Madame Grant bought a chest without a key, and more than four years did not open it, not wanting to spoil a thing. But in 2010, curiosity outweighed practicality and she broke the chest with a simple crowbar.
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