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Musical instruments in jewellery

Playing musical instruments medieval ladies - harp, lute, violin. MFA brooch

Playing musical instruments medieval ladies – harp, lute and violin. MFA brooch. Musical instruments in jewellery. Galina Karputina collection

Musical instruments in jewellery

Traditionally, a part of world culture, Musical instrument soften become the inspiration for jewellery designers. And it is difficult to find a musical instrument that had not been incarnated in jewelry – harp, lute, violin, Alto horn, piano, viola, guitar, mandolin, banjo, flute and many more.
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Heidi Daus jewellery

Fierce & Fabulous Crystal Critter Pin. Tanzanite, hematite, emerald, and crystal golden shadow crystals. Heidi Daus jewellery

Fierce & Fabulous Crystal Critter Pin. Tanzanite, hematite, emerald, and crystal golden shadow crystals. Heidi Daus jewellery

Heidi Daus jewellery
American jeweler Heidi Daus grew up in a family where her grandmother, passionate collector and traveler, had a large collection of fine jewelry, which she brought after each trip – amazingly beautiful costume brooches, as we say now – vintage costume jewelry. Glitter of crystals, sequins and stones, high artistic performance of jewelry in the style of Art Deco, could not develop artistic sensibility, imagination and sense of beauty in the little girl. Talented and beautiful, Heidi began her journey in the jewelry business exactly 35 years ago, in 1981. Style of Heidi Daus jewellery is very close to pre-war stone intensive vintage decorations, with superior Art Deco designs, meticulous detail, the abundance of colors through various crystals, rhinestones and stones. Heidi Daus jewellery is worthy present day Hollywood stars and glamorous divas of the last century. Much of her jewellery pieces are inspired by nature – flowers, insects, animals.
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Chinese zodiac in jewellery

Chinese zodiac in jewellery. Rat brooch of white gold and diamonds

Rat (2020, January 25), element Metal. Rat brooch of white gold and diamonds, Verdura. Chinese zodiac in jewellery

Chinese zodiac in jewellery
In the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the New Year falls on the first new moon after the winter solstice, which occurs in December or January. The New Year, starting from the winter solstice (December 21-22), the new moon, occurs respectively until January 21, and no later than February 20. 12-year cycle (“earthly branches” or “Chinese Zodiac”), taken perhaps from observing Jupiter’s orbit (the sidereal period of the planet is equal to 4332.589 Earth days, or 11.8618 year). For some reason it is a 12-year period Chinese astrologers consider the greatest inspiration. Accordingly, Zodiac animals – Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat or Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Boar or Pig appear in different art forms with the richness and authenticity of psychological content.
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Jewellery architecture by Ola Shekhtman

Jewellery architecture by Ola Shekhtman

Jewellery architecture by Ola Shekhtman

Jewellery architecture by Ola Shekhtman – amazing rings featuring architecture and spirit of the most iconic cities – London, Paris, Amsterdam, New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Boston, and many more. A great way for jewellery lovers to justify wearing many rings – as many, as many cities you have visited. Ola Shekhtman writes about herself that she is a designer, goldsmith, photographer, model, wrapping maker, postcards writer, video producer/operator/editor and many more 🙂 Jewelry designer Ola Shekhtman began her professional career as a student of St. Petersburg University in Russia. She was born in Serbia, but now, every few years, moves with her family to another city. Inspired by a variety of urban landscapes, the aesthetics of each new city, she creates unique rings with the characteristic architectural atmosphere. Her exceptional talent quickly made her popular and well-known.
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Traditional headwear Tembleque

Traditional headwear Tembleque

The pride of Panamanian women, Traditional headwear Tembleque

Traditional headwear Tembleque is a part of folk dress Pollera – the pride of Panamanian women. The cost of this traditional dress, known since the time of the colonization of America by the conquistadors, today reaches several thousand dollars. Even more expensive is the complete folk dress with jewellery decorations (peinetas), pearl beads, and a special headwear (Tembleques). Made of gold and pearls, their price can reach up to 15 000 dollars.
Besides, the hair of beauties – decorated with tortoise shell combs with a gold plate complemented with pearl flowers and two dozen of gold pins, one of which resembles a dagger. Also, no less complex are several rows of hanging accessories “duck tails”, “orange slices”, or “solomons” – twisted chain, reminiscent of the column, supposed to have been at the Temple of Solomon.
Meanwhile, the girls don’t miss a chance to show such an expensive outfit at every opportunity. And one of them – the January parade of pollera where the participants select main beauty. Her decorations complement another gold jewelry – a crown.
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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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Nepalese Ethnic Jewellery

Earring made in the 18th - 19th century

Earring made in the 18th – 19th century. Nepalese Ethnic Jewellery

Highlands of Nepal presented peoples living there a great variety of beautiful stones. These beautiful minerals boast riot of colors. These same mountains, as a natural barrier to civilization, have preserved unique Nepalese style decorations, which today are considered the oldest on earth. The origin of the Nepalese Ethnic Jewellery art goes back to many centuries before our era – the era of the gods and legends which narrate the sacred Vedas. Historically, the rise of jewellery art was fixed in Nepal during the rule of The Licchavi Dynasty (10th century) and The Malla Dynasty (15th century). Of the 70 nationalities living in Nepal, jewelers generally come from tribes of the Kathmandu Valley – Newar people. Ninety percent of all jewelers belong to those ethnic groups that traditionally pass their craft from generation to generation.
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