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Russian Trompe l’oeil silver jewellery

A fine silver parcel-gilt trompe l’oeil salt cellar designed as a cake (kulich) mounted in trompe l’oeil napkin and plate. Marked ‘VS’ (Viktor Savinkov, 1855-1888)

Russian Trompe l’oeil silver jewellery. A fine silver parcel-gilt trompe l’oeil salt cellar designed as a cake (kulich) mounted in trompe l’oeil napkin and plate. Marked ‘VS’ (Viktor Savinkov), 1855-1888

Trompe l’oeil or “an optical illusion” is a technique in the art, the purpose of which was the creation of realistic objects, was used earlier mainly to feature paintings and interior design in highly realistic manner. Over time the term has come to have a broader meaning and was applied in decorative art. One of the peculiarities of Russian Trompe l’oeil silver jewellery was a perfect imitation of linen napkins and towels.
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Russian pearl jewellery

Russian pearl jewellery

Russian women pearl jewellery. “Woman in Toropetsky pearl headdress and scarf”. Unknown artist

Russian women pearl jewellery. In the seventeenth century, Russia has not yet mined gold or silver. But every Russian woman wore pearls: pearls on the dress, pearls on hats, on footwear, on handkerchiefs. Russia was a country of pearl. In the seventeenth century it was like a fishing – pearl could be found in 150 rivers. “There are provinces, such as Nizhny Novgorod, in which each woman had on her neck, on the headdress from 200 to 300 and sometimes up to thousands of real pearls.”
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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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