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Andrea Fohrman Celestial jewellery

Andrea Fohrman Celestial jewellery

Andrea Fohrman Celestial jewellery – ring made of a rutilated quartz, black onyx, diamonds

“I wanted to cover women with constellations! Stars! Stars of all sizes,” proclaimed Coco Chanel of her first, and only, high jewellery collection in 1932. And Chanel was not the only jeweler to be mesmerized by astral beings. Los Angeles, California-based independent fine jewelry company consists of contemporary artisans and craftsmen recognized by stylists and editors around the world. Andrea Fohrman jewelers have created a beautiful collection of lunar objects in an array of guises including setting crescent moons in stunning statement rings of rose Gold, diamonds, malachite, lapis and quartz. Andrea personally handpicks each stone, which she collects from all over the world. Her pieces are made in 18k gold of mostly recycled metals. Andrea lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their two children and their golden retriever, Tucson.
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Maria Sparks steampunk jewelry

Maria Sparks steampunk jewelry

Maria Sparks steampunk jewelry

Based on the use of various mechanical parts and parts of objects, steampunk style is a popular fashion trend, has its fans in art, interior design, especially in the clothing and fashion accessories. Created by Maria Sparks original decoration in the style of steampunk – elegance, good taste and excellent quality. At the same time the main component of all these decorations are assembled stylish parts of the mechanical watches. Steampunk jewelry artist Maria Sparks lives in Oregon, USA. She has been designing and creating jewelry for 22 years. Watchmaker by trade, Maria Sparks has always loved working with antique mechanical watches and has always been inspired by the beauty of nature, Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco period jewelry. Each of her jewelry piece is of a kind, handcrafted and made on an original design by the creator. Maria Sparks steampunk jewelry is not just crafts from old clock, it is the real jewelry art. In the manufacture of jewelry used silver, gold, copper, semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals. Maria Sparks jewelry pieces are ideal for those who prefer unusual accessories, want to emphasize their style and personality.
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Michelle Ong Jewellery

Michelle Ong Jewellery. dancing acorns

Dancing acorns brooch. Michelle Ong Jewellery

Michelle Ong Jewellery
In my opinion, to view jewellery collection of high quality and craftsmanship is like visiting a museum. Indeed, even if you can’t afford to buy something, you come out full of impressions, inspiration, and with the feeling that you touched “the beautiful”.
Known for the production of custom-made unique jewelry, sold at international auctions, Chinese jeweler Michelle Ong lives and works in Hong Kong. Michelle Ong Jewellery distinguishes stunning complexity of the smallest details. And she carefully considers combination of colors and materials and the use of non-trivial style solutions.
Perfectionist by nature, Ong categorically refuses to release new creations on sale as long as they do not seem ideal to her. Noteworthy, some of her jewels can take months or even years to make.
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Russian Jeweler Irina Velikanova

Silver pendant Hedgehog in the Fog, on the eponymous cartoon

Silver pendant Hedgehog in the Fog, on the eponymous Soviet cartoon

Talented Russian silversmith and jeweler, Irina Velikanova lives and creates her artful jewellery in the city of Penza. Irina is truly an artist, some of her pendants, brooches and earrings are inspired by two great masters – Salvador Dali and Gustav Klimt. Delicate, detailed elephant on long movable legs (brooch, earrings, pendant and figurine) is probably the most commented item. Some people even believe that the elephant made by Jeweler Irina Velikanova is much more interesting than the elephant made by jeweler Salvador Dali. That awkward moment when the copy is better than the original. The sphere of interests and hobbies of Irina Velikanova includes wire work, batik, felting, embroidery, knitting, quilting and patchwork, dolls and toys, molding, casting, macrame, papier-mache, painting, scrap-booking, photography, sewing.
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Elephant jewellery kaleidoscope

Elephant jewellery kaleidoscope

Brooch toy Elephant with baby elephant by Carolee coated gold color, and crystal

“Seven elephants of happiness” – popular during the XX century in Europe (in the narrow-minded and petty-bourgeois environment) set of decreases from the first to the seventh sculptures of elephants. But as time passed, the era has changed, and Elephant jewellery kaleidoscope again have appeared at flea markets and antique shops. They once again put in a prominent place, often without thinking, just out of habit. Seven elephants symbolize comfort, reliability and a homey atmosphere. From the Indians began the custom of giving Seven elephants of happiness – figurines made of bone, wood or other material. Legend says that childless women come to the elephants, asking them for help to have a heir.
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Feng Shui trees by Oksana Solovieva

Sakura in the wind. Materials used beads, copper wire, plaster, acrylic paint and varnish

Sakura in the wind. Feng Shui trees by Oksana Solovieva

Sakura in the wind. Made of beads, copper wire, plaster, acrylic paint and varnish. Sakura, or Japanese Cherry tree is a symbol of youth and beauty. It symbolizes good luck and prosperity, longevity of joy and peace. According to Feng Shui, sakura is translated as luck, love, beauty. Siberian bead artist and craftswoman Oksana Solovieva creates Miniature trees of minerals and semi-precious stones for interior decoration and Feng Shui. Creating her unique precious trees the master uses various minerals, including amethyst, quartz, garnet, glass beads, and also copper wire, plaster, acrylic paint and varnish.
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Chinese Phoenix Crown

Chinese Phoenix Crown

Chinese Phoenix Crown

Mysterious blue material, which decorated the jewellery worn by Chinese beauties – kingfisher feathers. The dazzling heavenly color has not lost its kind to this day, even through the centuries. This material is present in the incredibly beautiful headdress – Chinese Phoenix Crown, known as Fengguan, a masterpiece of the history of jewelry. In ancient China, the dragon marked the Emperor, and Phoenix – the Empress. Chinese Phoenix Crown – a traditional ceremonial headdress of female nobility. The particular importance the phoenix crown reached in the era of the Ming. In the above picture – the ritual headdress Phoenix Crown for the Empress Dowager Xiaojie (Ming Dynasty, Wanli era: 1573-1620). It is currently exhibited in the National Museum in Beijing. The crown was removed from the tomb of Dinlin near Beijing. The crown depicts 12 of dragons and 9 phoenixes. Empress Phoenix Crown was worn only during important events: obtaining the title, visiting Ancestral Temple, reception of ministers.
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