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Jewellery kaleidoscope

1960s leading English jeweler Gillian Packard

1960s leading English jeweler Gillian Packard

A set of beautiful rings created by English jeweler Gillian Packard

1960s leading English jeweler Gillian Packard
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1938, Gillian Packard was the main young English jeweler who gained fame in the 60s. She was the chairman of the British branch of the World Council for Applied Arts, the position she was elected to in 1969. The scope of her duties included the care of the welfare of other masters of applied art. And this increased the number of her trips even more, because she needed to attend meetings in different parts of the world. She also largely ensured the participation of Great Britain in all major exhibitions abroad.
Creatively in her work, she was an artist who synthesized the experience of decorative art in her miniature masterpieces.
Oddly enough, it is not often possible to see jewelers themselves wear any decorations. And Gillian Packard was no exception. In everyday life she wore only an engagement and wedding ring, and in the evening she sometimes added earrings from her collection. But never any other jewelry.
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Farah Khan Fine Jewellery kaleidoscope

Farah Khan Fine Jewellery kaleidoscope

Butterfly ring with diamonds, tsavorites, rubies, sapphires and crystal set in 18k yellow gold. Farah Khan Fine Jewellery kaleidoscope

Farah Khan jewelry kaleidoscope
Undoubtedly, India has always been a powerful source of inspiration for European jewelers of the early 20th century. For example, Jacques Cartier and many lesser known jewelers have visited this country, not to mention the fact that the Maharajas brought their treasures to Paris to remodel them into modern jewelry. Yes, today Indian motifs are again relevant – both in high-quality jewelry and in decorations for bohemians. Noteworthy, India today occupies a leading place in the world for jewelry production. Also, young Indian jewelers get the prestigious awards in international design competitions. Scattered around the world, immigrants from India are very visible in the jewelry world. In their works there is always a national color and traditional technologies.
One of the most successful and talented jewelry designers who gained international fame is Farah Khan. Creating decorations for bohemia, she embraces all international trends, and meanwhile adds her creative flair. One of such trends, in particular – her three-finger rings. There are no big gems, but there is a style with an ethnic touch. Full of kaleidoscope of ideas, Farah Khan has her unique way of design and style – pastels, carved gemstones, birds, unique colour combinations, innovative jewels and many more.
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Legendary French jeweler Suzanne Belperron

Legendary French jeweler Suzanne Belperron

Starfish brooch, made of chalcedony, cultured pearl and diamond, 1939. Legendary French jeweler Suzanne Belperron

Legendary French jeweler Suzanne Belperron
The cult name Belperron refers to the style of the last century, which remains surprisingly relevant today. The great designer who went against the tradition, Suzanne Belperron today is unusually in demand, her things at auctions receive very high prices. Meanwhile, the artist did not leave any heir. So, her name should remain history. However, some people bought archives and began to do new things according to old sketches. Belperron, they say, before her death wanted to burn her sketches – because the idea that someone could use them, for her was unbearable. Fortunately, she did not burn them.
The main sources of inspiration for Suzanne Belperron jewelry – flora and fauna in all their variety of colors and shapes. In many of her works, there are combinations of shades and images inspired by nature. The most striking example is the brooch “Starfish”, which is a single piece of rock crystal in the form of a starfish with diamonds inside.
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Money spent on jewelry never wasted

White and black. Money spent on jewelry never wasted

White and black. Money spent on jewelry never wasted

Money spent on jewelry never wasted
How many of us wonder why a woman needs jewelry? In many eastern countries, especially in India, women try to decorate themselves with beads, bracelets, earrings, ribbons, etc. every day. It’s no accident that women like to decorate themselves with precious stones or all kinds of jewelry. So this has some definite meaning! It turns out that decorations help us to accumulate and maintain positive energy, protect us from wasting it empty and save us from the bad looks and thoughts of strangers.
Men are initially attracted by the external beauty of a woman. The inner beauty of a woman opens up for a man later. Any man wants his life companion to be beautiful and well-groomed. He wants to look at his woman, be proud and admire her. Therefore, decorating yourself is a whole art, which is worth mastering for every woman who seeks to develop femininity in herself.
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Miracle costume jewellery Celtic spirit

Miracle costume jewellery Celtic spirit

Stunning Celtic cross. Watermelon Glass cabochons, 1970. Miracle costume jewellery Celtic spirit

Miracle costume jewellery Celtic spirit

Ornaments, labeled “MIRACLE”, first appeared in 1946. Created by the company Hill & Co, Miracle began producing costume jewelry in Birmingham – the heart of the jewelry industry in England.
For more than 70 years, Miracle Jewelry LTD has made excellent jewelry in the traditions of the Celts, Ireland, Scotland, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, English Baroque, Middle Ages and other styles. In many respects it became possible due to the meticulousness of the designers working on Miracle – all ornaments have a historical basis.
I really love jewelry from the company Miracle, as it has a unique charm and energy! Noteworthy, in “Miracle” jewelry often used natural stones or imitation of their special invention. In particular, smalt of a unique composition and different colors, perfectly imitating natural stones.
Until now, the company Miracle produced limited collections of jewelry, which quality is still on top. Sold mainly in the UK and Ireland, Miracle has its own unique style. It is always jewelry with meaning, and it is impossible not to admire the design of this brand. Very original high-quality jewelry!
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Jewelarama vintage jewelry Difffraction Jewels

Jewelarama vintage jewelry Difffraction Jewels

The Sun in your hands. An Indian boy holding a vase with a large disc. Golden tone metal brooch. Length 5 cm. 1960s. £ 20 JJ (the price from the catalog). Jewelarama vintage jewelry Difffraction Jewels

Jewelarama vintage jewelry Difffraction Jewels
Located in Barrington, New Jersey, the jewelry making company Jewelarama was in fact, a branch of a large manufacturer of optics, Edmund Scientific Co.. First they released the series called “Difffraction Jewels” in 1960. Noteworthy, their decorations became innovative and unique in design. The centerpiece of every piece was in particular, a round polished metal disc that reflected light. And according to other sources, this series was called “Refraction Jewels”. In the creation of Jewelerama jewelry masters used silver and gold tone metal, and in the center of every piece was polished metal disk.
Costume jewelry lovers still enjoy their brooches and earrings in the form of musical instruments, flowers and animals. Rare on traditional markets, including etsy and ebay websites, Jewelerama – featured in many catalogs of vintage costume jewelry.
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Hemmerle unique nature inspired jewelry

Pea brooch, silver, white gold, jadeite and demantoid. Hemmerle unique nature inspired jewelry

Pea brooch, silver, white gold, jadeite and demantoid. Hemmerle unique nature inspired jewelry

Hemmerle unique nature inspired jewelry
The history of the German jewelry house Hemmerle has more than a hundred years. In 1893, the brothers Joseph and Anton Hemmerle founded a jewelry company specializing in the production of medals, orders and other regalia. Among the customers of the brand was the Bavarian Royal Court. Since the classics, the Hemmerle style has undergone a serious evolution, and the world’s love for the brand has brought their collections of naturalistic ornaments.
Designers get inspiration from completely ordinary things. Who would have thought that radish, cauliflower and artichoke could look so delicious not only on a plate, but also as an exquisite decoration!
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