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Capri vintage costume jewellery

Vintage brooch Flower of paradise, 1960s, Capri vintage costume jewellery

Vintage brooch Flower of paradise, 1960s, Capri vintage costume jewellery

Capri vintage costume jewellery
Jewellery company Capri was created in 1952 by Sol Smith in New York, and lasted until 1977. Over the entire period it released only a few collections of high-quality jewelry of original design. Jewellery of the brand is also distinguished by exquisite color combinations with simplicity of form. A small number of outstanding jewelry makes it a godsend for every collector and only adds value.
Capri Jewelry, Inc., 5th Ave., NY, NY c. 1952 – 1977, was founded in 1952 and located in the heart of New York City, Fifth Avenue. The brand owner was Sol Smith. Initially, the company had name DelNicola, and was renamed Capri in 1960-s. In its not very long history, this jewelry company released not so many collections, but very high quality and unique, underrated design.
Jewellery Company Capri until 1955 labeled jewelry Capri, and after 1955 was added the copyright sign. The company released its latest collection, and was forced to close in 1977. Today Capri decorations are quite rare and sought after by collectors. Advertising companies were held in 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1961, 1965 and 1977.
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Beautiful and mysterious Abalone pearl jewelry

Brooch Space. Abalone pearl jewelry

Brooch Space. Beautiful and mysterious Abalone pearl jewelry

Beautiful and mysterious Abalone pearl jewelry

Abalone – a pearl of marine mollusks of the genus Haliotis. Haliotis does not tolerate desalination of water. There are more than 51 kinds of mollusks. Shades of abalone nacre (mother-of-pearl) are very diverse and changeable: from pale pink and white, emerald green, sea green, cobalt blue, orange-red to purple and almost black. Variety of colors and shades is explained by the structure of the shell, consisting of microscopic plates separated by an air gap, which refracts the rays. All marine mollusks differ in color and pattern, but the most valuable for jewelers is abalone nacre called “feather of the Firebird” or “rainbow shell” for its fantastic shades of pearl, virtually all the colors of the rainbow. Sometimes, very rarely, inside the abalone shell are pink-green iridescent pearls! The more bizarre and unique are colors of abalone nacre, the more unique, one of a kind product out of it will be.
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Hollywood diva Susan Hayward jewellery

Susan Hayward jewellery

Hollywood diva Susan Hayward jewellery

Hollywood diva Susan Hayward jewellery

First of all, Susan Hayward jewellery collection reflects her personal taste, style and spirit of one of Hollywood’s leading ladies of the 1940s and 50s. Her film career spanned 35 years and 58 films. Among her memorable roles and performances – I Want to Live!, With a Song in My Heart, I’ll Cry Tomorrow, Back Street, Garden of Evil, David and Bathsheba and Valley of the Dolls, and many more. Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was a stunning beauty, elegant and glamorous lady, and a real jewellery lover, the same as most of the Hollywood divas of the time. Her collection of high jewellery sold at Sotheby’s auction included classic designs from the 1950s and 60s. She favored pieces that were easy to wear and very much in tune with the style and fashion of the times. Her collection included a diamond ring, circa 1950 (est. $3/4,000) designed as a multi-tiered dome; a pair of diamond ear clips, Oscar Heyman & Bros. (est. $4/6,000), a diamond necklace (est. $15/20,000), a fancy yellow diamond ring (est. $18/22,000) of pear shape, framed by baguette diamonds; a diamond brooch, circa 1960 (est. $8/10,000) in a stylized foliage motif; a diamond straight-line bracelet (est. $4/6,000) set with 6 carats of round and baguette diamonds.
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Exquisite Michele della Valle jewellery

Michele della Valle jewellery

Tinkerbell brooch White gold, diamonds, turquoise. Sotheby’s auction. Tinkerbell – a symbol of fidelity, love and good beginnings. Michele della Valle jewellery

Michele della Valle jewellery

Geneva-based jewellery designer Michele della Valle has developed his distinctive style and became one of the most sought-after contemporary jewelers in the world. Created by him jewellery gallery features Nureyev and the ballet, Hollywood stars from Marilyn Monroe and Katharine Hepburn to James Dean and Italian opera singers. Michele was born in Rome, and began designing costume jewellery at the age of 16. During his trip to Burma in 1976, Michele purchased his first stone which he showed to the famous stone dealer Roger Varenne. The last suggested to take the gem to Christie’s. In 1976, he worked for a year in Rome, where he later opened his own workshop (1978). In search of precious stones, he started traveling to Asia. This was the beginning of a collaboration with Bulgari. In 1987, he moved to Geneva and developed a line of jewellery which now bears his name.
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Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers
American actress Ginger Rogers (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was Oscar winner (1941), famous for her duo with Fred Astaire (1899-1987). In 1999 Ginger Rogers won the 14th place in the list of the 100 greatest movie stars. And at the time, she was an icon of style. Gorgeous Hollywood actress was an expert in jewellery decorations, and had a lot of them. Part of her jewellery collection appeared at 2000 December Sotheby’s auction in New York. Offered in this sale was an Art Deco charm bracelet, circa 1933 made of platinum, diamond, seed pearl and enamel (est. $5/7,000). This bracelet was an engagement present from her second husband, comic Lew Ayres. The delicate platinum chain supported five charms that related to events in her career, including a telephone decorated with opaque white enamel with a moving dial and round diamonds revealing the letters “I Love U”, an engagement ring set with diamonds, a bouquet of seed pearls and diamonds with green enamel leaves and a wedding band and a musical staff, both set with diamonds.
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Jewellery lover Sophia Loren

Jewellery lover Sophia Loren

Jewellery lover Sophia Loren, photo by Jack Garofalo, Paris, 1956

Jewellery lover Sophia Loren
In the above photo of 1956, Italian film actress Sophia Loren is in awe of a Cartier 200 grain pearl ring in a Parisian boutique. She did not buy anything there, the jewellery boutique managers gave her a bronze Eiffel tower. When we hear the phrase “icon of style” in front of our eyes are images of Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve … These names have conquered the hearts of millions of men. The beauty and talent of the great actresses of the 20th century have earned the status of style icons. Each of these film stars in herself is already trendsetter. Film stars inspired the designers to develop exclusive collections of clothes and accessories. Famous jewellery houses created decorations especially for the roles of legendary actresses.
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Jewellery lover Anna Sten

Jewellery lover Anna Sten

One of the most beautiful and glamorous women of the time, film actress and Jewellery lover Anna Sten (December 3, 1908 – November 12, 1993)

Jewellery lover Anna Sten.
When in 1935, French actor, cabaret singer and entertainer Maurice Chevalier (1888 – 1972) was asked to list the 10 most beautiful women in the world, he named Anna Sten, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, French actress Annabella, Loretta Young, Merle Oberon, Clara Bow, Kay Francis and others. In Hollywood, the mid-1930s Anna became famous for her ability to pick up jewellery and clothes. American film producer and studio executive Darryl Francis Zanuck (1902 – 1979) said that she dresses better than anyone he had ever seen. A female director Dorothy Arzner (1897 – 1979) filmed Anna Stan in drama “Nana”, put her on a par with Garbo, Miriam Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn and Ruth Chatterton in his list of the most glamorous actresses.
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