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Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Sea air, warm sand, sunshine playing on the surface of the water – this is inspired by sea Seaman Schepps jewelry made of shells. Even in the name of the designer Seaman – “man of the sea” is heard surf and predestination of fate. But he was not the sea wolf, he was a lover of the gifts of the ocean. Manager of antique jewelry shop Mr. Schepps once had a chance to see what Fulco di Verdura, Duke and Marquis, was doing out of the ordinary shells, Seaman Schepps was impressed. Admiration turned into decoration, quite reminiscent of jewels by his idol – aristocrat from the coast of Sicily. However, Schepps brought his own vision in jewelry design.

Seashell inspired jewelry

Seashell inspired jewelry

The freshness and variety of style, use of natural materials (sea shells, pearls, coral, sandalwood, walnut, carved rock crystal) are associated with his name’s relentless refinement. The legacy of master is admirable, intriguing.

Seashell earrings

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps, Seashell earrings

Seaman Schepps loved to tell stories that designer David Webb (then still a very young man) shamelessly stole his ideas, for hours peeping in the window shop. And once he broke down and proposed a “guest”: “David, you’re probably very tired. Do you need a chair? “. It is worth mentioning that Schepps himself was inspired by the works of talented colleagues – French jewellery designer Suzanne Belperron, Jeanne Toussaint, not taking into account Fulco di Verdura.

Seashell earrings

Seashell earrings

Seaman Schepps, like Falco, turned spiral shells into fancy earrings, carefully entwined with gold wire and topped with colored stones. Sandalwood or ebony gathered in stunning bracelets, hitting contemporaries with rare neighborhood of wood and gold; from rock crystal arose stunning ring; Black Ebonite if accidentally played precious diamonds …

Sea shell earrings

Sea shell earrings

Customers brought him boring, outdated and tired decorations in the hope to add glamour, style and modernity. Everything inspired Seaman Schepps – a butterfly on a flower, painted by a child baby chicken, fish dish on the table … and even a collection of other jewelers.

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

The main role in his work was assigned to the raw material. The material was not supposed to leave at least someone indifferent – this is where the master began to create from natural stones, pearls, baroque, corals, shells.

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Jewellery set – Coral bracelet and earrings

And another remarkable quality of Schepps: he could see the magic in banality. Seaman Schepps lived ninety-one years and died in 1972. The business inherited his daughters – Patricia and Virginia. Twenty years later, the family business was sold to Jay Bauer and Anthony Hopenjam.

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Earrings – gold, sapphires, shells

The brand Seaman Schepps is alive: modern products of this brand can be bought at the luxury shop on Park Avenue in New York City, on the campus in Palm Beach (FL), the boutique on the island of Nantucket.

Earrings - gold, emeralds, seashell

Earrings – gold, emeralds, seashell

Archive of firm Seaman Schepps contains five thousand six hundred and fifty drawings and shapes of castings, which allows represent genuine Seaman Schepps design.

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

14k Two-Color Gold, Nephrite, Diamond, Ruby and Sapphire Brooch Elephant, Seaman Schepps

Yankees nicknamed Schepps “the American court jeweler.” One has only to look at the list of former and current clients to understand how this nickname deserved. Among his admirers nice family magnates – DuPont and the Rockefellers, the Hollywood elite, led by Katherine Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of the president, the artist Andy Warhol … The fan of Seaman Schepps including the most stylish Europeans – trendsetter Coco Chanel, the Duchess of Windsor, Queen Maxima …

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

18 Karat White Gold, Colored Stone, Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond ‘Triple Flower’ Brooch and a Pair of ‘Flower’ Earclips, Seaman Schepps

The designer not immediately found his niche. At the end of the XIX century the young Seaman Schepps – the son of immigrants from the East Side, tirelessly traveled from California to New York, searching for goods for antique shop in Los Angeles.

Andy Warhol bracelet with pearls and emeralds

Andy Warhol bracelet with pearls and emeralds

In 1931, in New York, 47 year-old Schepps started all over again, but changed direction – now he was not engaged in the implementation of other people’s work, but created and sold his own. Newborn designer opened the first retail outlet on Madison Avenue, 516. Things were going uphill. A few years later the company moved to a bigger store at Madison Avenue, 399.

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Brooch – seashell, rubies, gold

Fans waited for the arrival of jewelry like Schepps on the jewelry market – the next twenty years, his products enjoyed remarkable success. Similar in size and form jewelry appeared in the twenties. But in the work of this designer lies a special, bright personality – the stones, as if having casual and eclectic mix of color combinations, suddenly developed in a strange harmony. Today, some 50 years after his death, he continues to inspire modern jewelers.

Brooch and bracelet with seashell

Brooch and bracelet with seashell

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Brooch flower

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Brooch with coral and colored stones

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Brooches – bird and sea horse

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Brooches and clips of mother-of-pearl

Brooches bird and fish

Brooches bird and fish

Brooches swan, eggplant with pearls, baroque

Brooches swan, eggplant with pearls, baroque

Brooches with round opal

Brooches with round opal

Butterfly brooch - gold, opal, two rubies

Butterfly brooch – gold, opal, two rubies

Clip brooch Poppy

Clip brooch Poppy

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps. Cufflinks – in the form of sea shells with rubies

Dress clip

Dress clip

Pearl earrings

Pearl earrings

Earrings - coral, pearl, diamond

Earrings – coral, pearl, diamond

Earrings and brooch - rock

Earrings and brooch – rock

Earrings carved rock crystal and chrysoprase

Earrings carved rock crystal and chrysoprase

Earrings in the form of sea shells

Earrings in the form of sea shells. Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Jewellery set – Bracelet and earrings with corals

Sapphire and diamond brooch

Sapphire and diamond brooch

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Sapphire, diamond and emerald multi-colored Bunch of Grapes clip, circa 1941. Seaman Schepps

Seaman Schepps Jazz Cuffs

Seaman Schepps Jazz Cuffs

Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor in Seaman Schepps jewelry - earrings with pearls

Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor in Seaman Schepps jewelry – earrings with pearls

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