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Marvella costume jewellery

Marvella costume jewellery

Vintage ads featuring Large rings by the company. Marvella costume jewellery

Marvella costume jewellery
Founded in 1911 in Philadelphia, Jewellery company Weinrich Bros. Co. produced exquisite jewellery. Weinrich Brothers, the founders of the company, to designate outstanding decorations used marking Marvella (trademark), and, later, in 1965, the company itself was renamed “Marvella, Inc.” The company opened subsidiaries many times. In the 1950s the company developed a wide production of jewelry made of artificial pearls of excellent quality under the brand name «Marvella Pearls, Inc.». However, the signature was often modified, using different fonts, in the box, and, later, in a circle, etc. Anyway, the name Marvella was always present in one of the three inscriptions – Marvella, Marvell, or Marvellesk.
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British jewellery brand Askew London

The Black Prince - Rare brooch by the famous British jewellery brand Askew London

The Black Prince – Rare brooch by the famous British jewellery brand Askew London

The Black Prince – Rare brooch by the famous British jewellery brand Askew London. Ornaments and figurines and sculptures depicting blacks – Blackamoor were incredibly popular in the Middle Ages in Europe. On the table of great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin stood a statue of black African as a reminder of his glorious ancestors … And to this day, such decorations are incredibly popular. Despite globalization, they have not lost a veil of mystery and exoticism. This rare brooch by the famous British brand Askew London, depicts the black prince in a luxurious dress. Brushed metal colored Russian gold decorated with colored crystals and pearls in his ears, we see Prince earrings with red crystals. Exotic headdress completes his outfit. Beautiful brooch – a rare and interesting! Marked – Askew London.
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What Jewellery celebrities wear

Jewellery celebrities wear. The Devil Wears Prada, 2006

What Jewellery celebrities wear. Meryl Streep in Hancock’s & Co necklace. The Devil Wears Prada, 2006

What Jewellery celebrities wear

Beautiful Hollywood actress Meryl Streep in Cleopatra’s necklace of 1870. The necklace of gold, coral, turquoise, moonstone belonged to Lillie Langtry (1853 – 1929), the famous English actress. It was a gift from the Prince of Wales, Edward VII, who was a lover of the actress. Lily wore this necklace when she played Cleopatra. The decoration was put on the Bonhams auction in London in 2003 and purchased by London retail jeweler for a record price of £ 20,000 (approximately $ 33,200). In 2006, actress Meryl Streep wore this necklace when she played Miranda Priestly in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada.” In 2009, it was sold at Christie’s auction in New York for $ 44,000.
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Indonesian ethnic jewellery

Indonesian ethnic jewellery. West Of Sumatra

Indonesian ethnic jewellery. West Of Sumatra

Indonesian ethnic jewellery can be clearly seen in the important events, holidays, and of course weddings. Traditional Wedding in Indonesia – a time of great joy and happiness. In a traditional setting, which still prevails in most Indonesian regions, the suit is the concern of parents. The girl is not allowed to look for her husband alone, although she has the right to declare her preferences and to reject the proposed groom. Wedding ceremony, bridal dresses and jewelry in Indonesia are quite expensive, that’s why in the organization of the ceremony can take part a whole village or an entire street in the city. Bride’s decorations and dress, made of precious metals and stones are then kept as a family heirloom, and as a kind of financial contribution.
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Exotic and rare HAR Jewellery

Brooch 'Fortune teller' from the series 'Gene of Fortune'. 1955. Exotic and rare HAR Jewellery

Brooch ‘Fortune teller’ from the series ‘Gene of Fortune’. 1955. Exotic and rare HAR Jewellery

Brooch “Fortune teller” from the series “Gene of Fortune”, was released in 1955, by the famous company HAR. The “Fortune teller” is holding a “crystal” ball of Lucite, within which lies a golden star with blue crystal in the center. On the head of the predictor – gorgeous turban, decorated with six-blue crystals and a large cabochon “Dragon’s Breath”, that changes its color. Vest of predictor and stand under the ball finished with clear rhinestones. The bronze brooch is covered with enamel. Exotic and rare HAR Jewellery – the collections of “Cobra,” “Laughing Chinese”, “dragon’s teeth” incredibly popular among collectors of vintage costume jewellery worldwide.

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Verdura high jewellery

Marlene Dietrich wearing Verdura jewellery - diamond, platinum and gold ‘Lily’ bracelet

Marlene Dietrich wearing Verdura high jewellery – diamond, platinum and gold ‘Lily’ bracelet

The founder of the famed jewellery brand Verdura – Fulco di Verdura, the great Italian jeweler and artist. The Company was founded in the early 20th century, and an important step was the collaboration with Coco Chanel, later, in the 1940s – with Salvador Dali. Since 1973, the jewelry brand continues its tradition without the participation of the founder. Today Verdura produces a relatively affordable decorations, as well as unique individual jewelry pieces. Duke Fulco di Verdura was born in 1898 in Palermo, Sicily, into a noble aristocratic family. The family and the title imposed certain obligations on genus, and the boy grew up in an atmosphere of regulated customs and traditions, formed for three centuries. Since childhood, Fulco di Verdura was surrounded by luxury, elegance and beauty. Works of art and antiques of the family estate, natural beauty of the island of Sicily and the azure sea have greatly contributed to the formation of the aesthetic and creative vision of the future jeweler.
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Jeanne Vintage Jewellery

Gold tone modernistic brooch Man in the moon, rhinestone eyes, 1960s. Jeanne Vintage Jewellery

Gold tone modernistic brooch Man in the moon, rhinestone eyes, 1960s. Jeanne Vintage Jewellery

First of all, Jeanne Vintage Jewellery is quite rare and highly valued among the collectors of antique. In fact, there isn’t much information about the company. Meanwhile, it specialized in small animal figures in small quantities, very carefully executed, with high quality of materials and detailing. Born September 6, 1888, the future brand’s founder American jeweler Mark Dottenheim grew up in the family of Simon Dottenheim and Jennie Ullman. Mark founded his jewellery company in 1919. Labeled “Jeanne @”, his brooches, pins, earrings, and pendants have very interesting design. Besides, perfectly executed. And as a result – well preserved. As most of costume jewellery designers of the time, he made his decorations from jewelry alloy. All items – gold plated, enameled, and decorated with rhinestones, artificial pearls, and transparent crystals.
Mark Dottenheim died on January 14, 1960 in New York, the same place where he was born and had lived all his life. Unfortunately, the company has ceased to exist after the death of its founder.
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