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Dona Maria de la Concepcion butterfly

Dona Maria de la Concepcion butterfly

Dona Maria de la Concepcion butterfly brooch, given to her by the XVIII Duke de Plasencia José María Martorell y Téllez-Girón as a symbol of their oath and commitment to one another. Sapphires, diamonds, rubies, opals, emeralds

The XVIII Duke de Plasencia and Dona Maria de la Concepcion lived during the very turbulent and politically unstable years of the Spanish Civil War. They first met in Madrid, by chance on the terrace of the Hotel Universal in 1931, where it was love at first sight. Yet the political situation separated them; the Duke was forced to take refuge in the Romanian embassy while Dona Maria de la Concepcion left for San Sebastian in the north of Spain. Only twenty years later did they finally marry, in the famous Chapel of Santiago de Compostela. This brooch was given by the Duke to Dona Maria de la Concepcion during one of their rare encounters in Biarritz, during their time apart. A symbolic gift, the butterfly’s wings represented freedom from the difficult political situation and was a symbol of their oath and commitment to one another.
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Horseshoe jewellery kaleidoscope

Horseshoe jewellery kaleidoscope

Victorian brooch in the form of a dove and a horseshoe, 1880s, symbolizing luck, peace and love

A friend was visiting the famous atom scientist, Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr in his home. During the talking, the friend kept staring at a horseshoe hanging over the door. At last, his curiosity made him ask:
“Niels, it can’t possibly be that you, a brilliant scientist, believe the foolish horseshoe superstition?!”
“Of course I don’t,” replied the scientist. “But I understand it’s lucky whether you believe in it or not.”
Belief in lucky horseshoe quality – one of the most common modern superstitions among many people, regardless of religion – Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and atheists. Everyone believes that a horseshoe brings good luck to the house, but not everyone knows where this belief has come from. Here are some interesting facts in Horseshoe jewellery kaleidoscope.
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Kaleidoscope of beaded baubles

Kaleidoscope of beaded baubles

Christmas bauble ornament decorated with beads, crystals and sequins. Kaleidoscope of beaded baubles

Kaleidoscope of beaded baubles

The most important trend is increasingly gaining popularity this year and coming 2016 – year of the red Fire Monkey – handmade toys that in many families have already become collectible. And if you have retro ornaments from grandmothers you are lucky. No need to buy exclusive jewelry, the beauty can be created. Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing… ~ Grace Noll Crowell. This post – Kaleidoscope of beaded baubles gives the idea of making insanely beautiful vintage Christmas ornaments decorated with beads and sequins. They remind us of the delight of the most important holidays of humanity – Christmas and New Year, when waiting for Christmas meant waiting for a miracle. And they take us away to the glorious Victorian era – the realm of luxury craft and creativity that continue to inspire. The process of creating such ornaments is extraordinarily exciting. What master who has ever worked in this technique, didn’t feel like Faberge! Decorated with beads of bright colors, crystals, shells, ribbons and sequins glass or satin balls is truly exquisite decoration for any Christmas tree.
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Mary and Maximilian love brooch

Mary and Maximilian love brooch

Mary and Maximilian love brooch dating to 1476. Engagement brooch given to Mary of Burgundy by Maximilian I of Austria

This rare medieval brooch from Vienna treasury depicts a couple in love – Mary (13 February 1457 – 27 March 1482), Duchess of Burgundy and Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (22 March 1459 – 12 January 1519). Mary and Maximilian love brooch was mentioned for the first time in the list of jewels of Emperor Ferdinand I, who likely inherited it from his grandmother, beautiful and forever young Mary of Burgundy. Mary of Burgundy (13 February 1457 – 27 March 1482) was the heiress to the vast and wealthy Burgundian domains in France and was often referred to as Mary the Rich. She lived a short but bright life, died aged 25. For 5 years of her happy marriage with Archduke Maximilian of Austria she gave birth to three children – Philip the Handsome, who died young, aged 28, daughter Margaret (10 January 1480 – 1 December 1530), and the youngest – Francis who lived only four months.
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Theo Fennell Halloween jewellery

Theo Fennell Halloween jewellery

Theo Fennell Halloween jewellery

Halloween in different countries is celebrated differently. It is a holiday of ghosts, witches, ghouls, vampires and all other evil spirits. The history of Halloween has its roots in Celtic mythology, when people celebrated days of Samhain, the lord of the dead, and the prince of darkness. In the IX century, these ancient traditions blended with another Catholic holiday – the day of All Saints. People dresses up in costumes of dark forces. For me personally, it’s not a holiday. Generally I do not like everything about the dark forces, but I appreciate creativity and art connected with this holiday. Theo Fennell jewellery is truly piece of art, beautifully crafted and designed, with immaculate attention to detail. Exquisite handmade jewelry of thirty year-old exceptional craftsmanship, beautiful and ornate designs, Theo Fennell Halloween jewellery is made of precious metals and stones – diamonds, rubies, emeralds.
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Poet of beauty perfumer Serge Lutens

Poet of beauty perfumer Serge Lutens

Poet of beauty perfumer Serge Lutens

French perfumer Serge Lutens is the creator of beauty through makeup, jewellery and extraordinary objects. Among other talents of the same elegant Monsieur is photography. The subject of his mostly black and white photography – hopelessly sad but beautiful people. “My work is essentially far more akin to that of a sorcerer than a perfumer.” Serge Lutens. On March 14th, 1942, in Lille, northern France, Serge Lutens took his first steps in this universe. At the age of 14, he was given a job in a beauty salon in his native city. Two years later, he had already established the feminine hallmarks that he would make his own: eye shadow, ethereally beautiful skin, short hair plastered down. At the age of twenty he opened the door of the French editions of Vogue, and has collaborated with the magazine for 5 years, creating images of models for the greatest photographers of the time – Richard Avedon, Bob Richardson and Irving Penn.
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Jewellery Theatre Kaleidoscope

Rain forest. Jewellery Theatre kaleidoscope

Rain forest. Jewellery Theatre kaleidoscope

Jewellery Theatre – Russian jewelry house that exists in the Russian market since 1998. The company was founded by two artist-jewelers Irina Dorofeyeva and Maxim Voznesensky. Jewellery Theatre specializes in the manufacture and sale of artistic jewelry. The unusual name of the company is based on the idea of ​​using all possible means of expression, characteristic for several kinds of art, either in the creation of jewelry, or in the process of demonstrating, presentation. Jewellery Theatre means decorations, lights, music, staging, acting. Changing the lighting, animated image on the back side help to enhance the beauty of precious actors of Jewellery Theatre. In the role of the actors, of course – the jewelry itself.
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