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Natasha Wood Silver jewellery

Girl in the wind, Natasha Wood Silver jewellery

Girl in the wind. Pendant. Natasha Wood Silver jewellery

Natasha Wood Silver jewellery

Silver is known to people since ancient times. Even the ancient Egyptians produced jewelry of this metal. The first silver mines were founded by the Phoenicians before our era in Spain, Corsica and Cyprus. Silver Jewelry was valuable, because it was delivered from afar and sold at fantastic prices. To date, silver has lost the status of the most expensive metal, but its nobility is still undoubted. Natasha Wood Silver jewellery can interest both – jewellery lovers and just aesthetes, connoisseurs of the unusual. Silver jewellery by Natasha Wood has a sense of freedom, romantic and is often influenced by nature. She uses to combine silver and gold with precious stones, as well as unconventional mediums, from porcelain to wood, and from diamonds to pebbles.
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Susan McLeary Living Jewellery

Susan McLeary Living Jewellery. Succulent necklace

One-of-a-kind Succulent necklace. Susan McLeary Living Jewellery

Susan McLeary Living Jewellery is one-of-a-kind bio decorations you probably never heard of. Made by Susan McLeary necklaces, tiaras, bracelets, earrings, rings, or whatever it is, all is made of living flowers and plants, succulents in particularly. Some of these creative pieces are still growing, becoming bigger each day! In fact, her succulent jewellery is grown in a greenhouse specifically for the jewelry. Then they are attached to the accessories and can be worn up to 4 weeks, before they begin growing. Later, you can separate the plant from the base and put it into the pot. The life of a plant will continue whether it is a jewel or a pot flower, and the jewellery piece can be worn without a plant. Susan creates her floral jewellery in the design studio “Passion Flower”, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Frida Kahlo jewellery

Frida Kahlo jewellery

1930s photo of a young Mexican painter, wearing beads. Frida Kahlo jewellery

Frida Kahlo jewellery
Almost every woman has a collection of decorations and jewelry. Someone is interested in vintage and antique patterns, which, in some cases results in a gallery of jewellery. Such jewellery collection had the famous Mexican painter of Spanish, Indian and Jewish origin – Frida Kahlo. Frida lived a few years in the US, where she bought Indian jewelry. The basis of her collection – rings and necklaces of bone, turquoise. The artist searched real antiques from pre-Columbian era, however, often these things cost very cheap. Many photos and self-portraits depict her rings, necklaces and bracelets. Frida wore multiple rings on her left hand, because it was uncomfortable to wear them on the right hand, they interfered with paint. Frida could wear a very little clothing, but there was always a lot of jewelry.
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Bird symbolic jewellery

Bird symbolic jewellery

Vintage brooch Blue Bird, marked GE WLIND. Bird symbolic jewellery

Bird symbolic jewellery
In most cultures, birds have always played major roles as symbols. A few of these include the sacred ibis of Egypt symbolized the moon god, Thoth, a deity of wisdom, apparently because its curved bill resembled the crescent moon. Cranes were symbolic of Apollo, the Greek god of the sun. The hoopoe plays a major role in the “The Conference of the Birds” in Islamic mysticism. Doves are well recognized as symbols of love and peace, and the Holy Spirit in Jude-Christian cultures is often symbolized as a dove. Birds are found as emblems or escorts of Celtic goddesses, especially the carrion-eaters, such as crows or ravens, that accompanied goddesses of war and death. Birds sometimes represented souls leaving the body, as their connection with warrior goddesses would suggest, but they also were seen as oracular. The designs formed by birds in flight were the basis of a now-lost system of divination.
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Coral jewellery 2016 Genoa auction

Coral jewellery 2016 Genoa auction

19th century bracelet. Coral jewellery 2016 Genoa auction

Coral jewellery 2016 Genoa auction

Since ancient times, Coral has been a favorite decoration. Pink coral beads are found in a cave of Paleolithic era. In ancient Greece, it was believed that corals grant long life. In ancient Sumer corals used for decorative purposes – known Sumerian vase decorated with corals, whose age is 5000 years. In the medieval Europe it was considered a symbol of purity. With coral, both in the West and in the East, decorated horse harness and armor, weapons, and holy books bindings, cut beads and necklaces. Mexican Indians still claim that wearing coral beads drives away evil spirits from the human, sends away fever. In Tajikistan, 1.5 thousand years ago was the legendary city Kiropol, where archaeologists found coral beads and rough coral branches.
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Comb and Hair symbolic jewellery

Fine hair combs of the first half of the XIX century

Fine hair combs of the first half of the XIX century. Comb and Hair symbolic jewellery

Comb and Hair symbolic jewellery is a symbolic object. The comb is associated with the mermaid, who was thought to sit on a rock combing her lovely hair, the better to lure sailors to their deaths. Invoking the principle of sympathetic magic—like attracting like Scottish girls were warned not to comb their hair in the evening when their brothers were at sea, because it might draw the energy of a dangerous mermaid to their ship. Combing one’s hair on a Wednesday would result in sterility, although the reason for this belief is unclear.
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Gerry’s costume jewellery

Gerry's costume jewellery

Amazing, full of grace brooch ‘Swan’. 1950s. Gerry’s costume jewellery (1950-1990)

Gerry’s costume jewellery
History of Gerry’s Creations began with Geraldine Giles in 1950. As established in the peak of the popularity of costume jewelry, Gerry’s Creations have been able to stay on the market for more than 40 years. The main direction, familiar to most collectors of this brand, were Christmas brooches, many of which are included in the costume jewellery catalogs. In addition, among collectors are very popular brooches with the image of animals, birds, butterflies and flowers. Gerry’s was also famous for themed brooches, for example sport series – tennis rackets, bowling, etc., but they are particularly rare. The company ceased operations in 1996. Gerry’s costume jewellery is rare, their antique brooches are for those collectors who love and appreciate jewelry with history.
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