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Stanley Hagler jewellery

Stanley Hagler jewellery

Vintage poster. Stanley Hagler jewellery

Stanley Hagler jewellery
First of all, all Stanley Hagler jewelry is a sign of good taste. American jewellery designer Stanley Hagler has earned the reputation of “Picasso in the field of jewelry” for created by him unique, colorful, and striking imagination jewelry. For a person engaged in jewelry work only because of a whim, Stanley Hagler was remarkably successful businessman selling jewelry during the second half of XX century. He led the “star list” of the rich and famous clients. In particular, Hagler specialized in jewellery made of artificial pearls, using separate gems. Thus, he highlighted the beauty and quality of decoration, while others used number to conceal defects of pearls. His imitation pearls of irregular shape represented the blown glass, dipped in pearl resin up to 15 times in order to achieve maximum shine.
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Marlene Dietrich jewellery

Marlene Dietrich jewellery

Marlene Dietrich jewellery

Once Marilyn Monroe made us believe that diamonds are girl’s best friends. Marlene Dietrich said: “the best stone for blondes – emerald!’, and then bought a luxury jewelry set with huge emeralds – cabochon of the famous jewelry firm Mauboussin. Today in the movie, most of all the costumes and decorations – only an imitation. In the days of the Hollywood of 30’s – they were original works of tailoring and jewelry. Producers, willing the actresses to star in jewelry, did not limit budget for costume designers. They loved to buy luxury jewelry, did not hide it in the safe from prying eyes and did not rent it from the famous jewelry houses, just to appear on the red carpet. Marlene Dietrich was a true collector who wore her own jewels in several of her films.
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D’Orlan Jewellery

Gorilla Gold Plated Rhinestone brooch. D’Orlan Jewellery

Gorilla Gold Plated Rhinestone brooch. D’Orlan Jewellery

Maurice Bradden founded his company D’Orlan Jewellers Ltd. in 1957 in Toronto, Canada. Previously, he studied at the French magician Marcel Boucher. Marcel Boucher founded Marcel Boucher & Cie Company, in New York in 1937. Maurice Bradden moved to Toronto and started his own company, producing jewelry and costume jewelry ornaments exclusively for the company Boucher. Marcel Boucher died in 1966, and his wife, Sandra, also a designer, took over management of the company, which was then in East Toronto. D’orlan Company – the successor of the company Boucher. In 1979, Boucher became the property of D’Orlan Industries of Toronto Canadian company. Jewellery marking has been changed to “D’Orlan”. By the early 1970s D’Orlan successfully sold their jewelry in North America, Europe and Japan. All the decorations of this company are famous for high quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. D’Orlan jewelers used unique design elements, high-quality imitation of gemstones, exclusively Austrian crystals and rhinestones, the Japanese glass and artificial pearls, as well as various kinds of enamels.
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Alexander Calder spiral jewellery

Alexander Calder spiral jewellery. Necklace, Estimate $200,000 – 300,000

Alexander Calder spiral jewellery. Necklace, Estimate $200,000 – 300,000. Photo – sothebys.com

Alexander Calder loved the spiral sign and often repeated it in his jewellery. He believed it to be a talisman of a successful life. His earrings, necklaces and bracelets were mini-mobiles that dangled from the wrists, necks and earlobes. During his life, he created more than 1800 pieces of jewelry, each one is unique, invented and made by Calder himself. He created jewelry from steel wire, copper, silver and gold, often decorating it with what was lying under his feet: beach glass, pottery shards, pebbles, splinters. Alexander Calder was born in a family of successful artists in 1898. His father was a sculptor, mother – a painter. Since childhood, Alexander was able to engage in a home studio. At 8 years old, he created decorations for the dolls of his sisters, at 10 he created a small sculpture.
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Camrose & Kross jewellery

Jacqueline Kennedy wearing Camrose & Kross brooch

Jacqueline Kennedy wearing Tiffany brooch. Camrose & Kross brooch

Jacqueline Kennedy brooch of gold with rubies and diamonds was made by Tiffany. This brooch was given to John F. Kennedy to his wife after the birth of her son. Jacqueline was very fond of it and often wore. Camrose & Kross – the world’s only company that has the right to make copies of ornaments of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – US First Lady, trendsetter in America and Europe, one of the most famous women of her time. Camrose & Kross LLC Trademarks include CAMROSE & KROSS and JBK jewellery. The private company Camrose & Kross was founded in 1986. For about thirty years the jewelers of the company create jewelry of precious stones and metals, watches, and silverware, alongside with costume jewellery. Camrose & Cross Jewellery replicas differ from the original neither in weight nor in appearance. If the original patina or scratch is present, then the copy has everything exactly the same. The only difference is the material of manufacture.
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Maison Gripoix glass jewellery

Maison Gripoix glass jewelry

Stunning floral brooch. Maison Gripoix glass jewelry

Maison Gripoix glass jewellery
Founded in 1869, Gripoix jewellery house is one of the oldest, if not the oldest manufacturers of costume jewelry in the world.
Parisian glass worker Augustine Gripoix was the first who began to master the sophisticated technique of creating jewellery of glass, metal and artificial pearls. She revived pâte de verre – the art of melting glass.
Meanwhile, Gripoix jewellery house created extraordinary pieces for princesses and aristocrats requesting replicas of their precious jewels. Also, fashion designers’ – Charles Worth, Paul Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin, Givenchy, Yves Saint-Laurent, Chanel and many others. Made in gold or brass, polished to a golden shine jewellery enjoyed great success in the times of the Belle Epoque. Noteworthy, Sarah Bernhardt herself wore Gripoix costume jewellery on stage. The company also created beautiful necklaces, crowns, brooches specially for the film “La belle et la bête” (‘Beauty and the Beast’) in 1946.
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Welcome back vintage brooches

Welcome back vintage brooches

Welcome back vintage brooches

Ten years ago, we almost did not wear brooches. They were lying in old caskets of our mothers and grandmothers, but largely disappeared from use of our generation. Women born in the last quarter of the 20th century, did not know what we can do with all this wealth. Now it’s time to literally shake the old days. And to reconsider our attitude to the brooches. After all, vintage costume brooch is beautiful, often symbolic decoration that helps us to create interesting and, oddly enough, modern image. The first picture – a well-known advertising of old American jewelry brand Coro, which gave the woman a lot of these masterpieces. Let’s pin Coro Down – they offer.
Let’s see where you can wear a brooch, many brooches.
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