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Beaded jewelry by Anastasia Kozlova

Brooch-pendant butterfly, natural amber, rock crystal 1970s, metal filigree elements, metallic braid. Wings embroidered with Czech beads

Brooch-pendant butterfly, natural amber, rock crystal 1970s, metal filigree elements, metallic braid. Wings embroidered with Czech beads. Beaded jewelry by Anastasia Kozlova

Anastasia Kozlova creates jewelry – brooches, pendants, earrings and bracelets by hand, in the technique of double embroidery. Creating beaded jewelry, she uses Swarovski crystals, Czech and Chinese beads, rock crystal, agate, coral, silver threads. Her costume jewelry inspired by the theme of nature and its living insects and birds. Anastasia is a self-taught craftswoman jeweler. She lives with her husband and their daughter in Krasnoyarsk, East Siberia, Russia. Since childhood, she enjoyed knitting, embroidering, creating something with their hands. Later she was fascinated with ribbon embroidery, and the next stage was creating costume jewelry of beads, stones and crystals.
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Bulgari jewellery

Bulgari jewellery

Balinese dancer, decorated with cabochon rubies, emerald and sapphire and circular-cut diamonds, Bulgari jewellery

At the beginning of the XX century Italian jewelry industry was in a downturn. The palm in the decorative arts owned by the French: to replace the period of the Napoleonic Empire came the classic style fades into the Belle Epoch, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. In the production of jewelry no country could compete with France, except the United States. And the fact that the Italian masters of jewelry were trend setters in the jewelry world during the Renaissance, the Medici and Borgia was safely forgotten. To bring back to life the Italian jeweler’s art, perhaps, needed talent and energy of Sotirios Voulgaris, the Greek master silversmith and founder of Bvlgari (ancient Roman classical writing, where the letter «U» can be referred to as «V»). At the end of the XIX century, he moved from Greece to Italy, settled first in Naples and then in Rome, where in 1884 opened his first jewelry shop and workshop on Via Sistina.
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Imperial bouquet jewellery

Imperial bouquet jewellery

Imperial bouquet jewellery. 1763 Flower bouquet Blumenstrauß aus Edelsteinen. The Natural History Museum (Vienna)

1763 Flower bouquet of precious stones was a romantic spring gift of Maria Theresia to her husband Emperor Franz Stephan. The baroque bouquet is exhibited in The Gemstone Collection of the Natural History Museum (Vienna). Emperor Franz Stephan was interested in natural sciences and Maria Theresia shared her husband’s interests. The jewel flower bouquet weighs 2,8 kilograms and is 50 centimeters high. It is unique not only for the value of used precious stones, but also for the incomparable craftsmanship. A wealth of glistening artistically reproduced flowers and diverse insects made up of 761 variegated stones and 2,102 diamonds, along with the vase of rock crystal. The leaves were crafted from lime green silk. The bouquet is an incredible jewelry creation by Georg Gottfried Lautensack, a jeweler from Frankfurt. Even Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was intrigued by the bouquet, having mentioned about it in fourth book “Aus meinem Leben” (From my life): “Everyone knew of Emperor Franz Josephs great affinity towards gems, he especially favored colored jewels”.
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Huan Pham wire work jewellery

Dove Brooch

Dove Brooch. Huan Pham wire work jewellery

Wire Work Technology attracts few jewelers. It’s not about mass production, it’s about individuality and exclusiveness. And if the master feels the material, in his skillful hands is born a miracle! Among these masters is Australian jeweler Huan Pham. The artist always liked to experiment, trying a variety of needlework, beading, seriously studied professional literature, and finally found his calling in the manufacture of accessories in technology of Wire Work. Any piece of his jewelry is unique, easily recognizable by many connoisseurs of rare handmade accessories. Huan Pham – the man, whose work can not leave women’s hearts indifferent. Making wire work pendants, necklaces and earrings, Huan Pham uses silver and gold-fill wire, Swarovski crystals, natural stones.
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Jeweler Vladimir Salomatin

A branch of lilac

A branch of lilac. Silver, enamel. Jeweler Vladimir Salomatin

Russian craftsman and jeweler Vladimir Salomatin was born 1 January 1942, in the Rostov region. He graduated from Irkutsk Aviation Technical College of Civil Aviation in 1962 and flew to Riga (then USSR) in 1983. From 1965 to 1969 he studied and successfully graduated from Academy of Arts of the Latvian SSR, drawing classes. Vladimir Salomatin worked as a a jeweler-designer in a Creative Center Dailrade, which produced folk art works, souvenirs of metal, wood and amber (1983 – 1990). Vladimir Salomatin exhibited his art works at regional and national exhibitions of applied art. In 1988 he was awarded the title People’s craftsman.
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Jewellery designer David Webb

A closeup of rose blossom, David Webb

A rose blossom. Platinum and diamond brooch, circa 1962, Jewellery designer David Webb

American self-taught jewellery designer David Webb has become the quintessential Jeweler and an iconic figure in the world of high fashion and jewelry art of the XX century. David was born in North Carolina in 1925. The founder of the eponymous jewelry house David Webb began to think about creating jewelry in childhood. The boy, who was then living in the American town of Asheville, often visited his uncle – a talented jeweler who owned a large studio. Even then, the young Webb interested in the secrets of stone cutting that fascinated him with its magnificence and mysteriously flickering facets. Uncle taught his curious nephew David some of the secrets of jewelry that fascinated Webb more and more.
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Oscar Heyman & Brothers jewellery

Pair of Platinum, Diamond and Colored Stone ‘Pansy’. Oscar Heyman & Brothers jewellery

Pair of Platinum, Diamond and Colored Stone ‘Pansy’. Oscar Heyman & Brothers jewellery

The Heyman family, consisting of nine siblings, emigrated from Russia to New York in 1906. Two of the brothers, Oscar and Nathan, had apprenticed at a Faberge factory, while another brother was an accomplished toolmaker. Together, they launched Oscar Heyman & Brothers in 1912. The brothers were master platinum-smiths who utilized only the finest diamonds and colored gems. In time, the firm manufactured and supplied jewelry for the most prestigious American jewelry houses of the 1930s. Flower brooches became the company’s signature item. Their magnificent creations are often unstamped, and require specialists’ authentication. Oscar Heyman & Brothers continues to be self-contained, family owned and operated business where the old world techniques of tool making, fine platinum and gold metal-smithing are employed in the production of each piece.
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