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Queen Puabi jewellery

Queen Puabi jewellery

Queen Puabi jewellery

Queen Puabi jewellery
It was an archaeologist Sir Charles Leonard Woolley, who opened Ancient Sumerian jewelry. He led excavations in the Sumerian city of Ur in the 1920s and found the tomb of Queen Puabi (Shubad), whose age is 4,5 thousand years. The treasures from the tomb of Puabi, which, like the tomb of Tutankhamun, did not suffer from the hands of the robbers, are now at the Pennsylvania University Museum and the British Museum. Unfortunately, the part that was at the Baghdad museum was looted during the war in 2003. The ancient Sumerian city of Ur was in present-day Iraq, between Baghdad and the Persian Gulf, close to the gulf.
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Mineral jewelry by Anatoly

Cats on a roof, brooch made of carnelian, obsidian, pegmatite, cacholong, mother of pearl, verdelite, tourmaline, nickel silver with silvering. 6.3 cm

Cats on a roof, brooch made of carnelian, obsidian, pegmatite, cacholong, mother of pearl, verdelite, tourmaline, nickel silver with silvering. 6.3 cm. Mineral jewelry by Anatoly

Mineral jewelry by Anatoly
The creative duo, husband and wife, Anatoly Aronovich and Tamara Alexeyevna live and work in Moscow’s Maryina Roshcha. Anatoly and Tamara, professional geologists in the past, understand the value of minerals, creating jewellery of amazing beauty with high quality of execution. The happy couple have worked all their life in geology, and have traveled in geological expeditions all over their native country, from the far north to the Kamchatka. According to the master, since then stone gems have become love and passion of young geologists.
After retirement, they were able to devote their life and all free time to this exciting hobby. In the summer, Tamara creates mosaics of natural semi-precious stones, and decorates their rural way of life in a country house (dacha). Tamara has learned to handle semi-precious stones and can turn an ugly piece of rock into a bright, vibrant gem. Anatoly invents and creates from these placers bright, cheerful decorations. Noteworthy, the craftsmen use only natural stones, brought from various fields during their geological life.
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Mineral art by Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy

Set 'Autumn', metal, turquoise, moss agate, hot enamel. Mineral art by Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy

‘Autumn’ set. Metal, turquoise, moss agate, hot enamel. Mineral art by Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy

Mineral art by Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy
Born in the Kostroma region 14 December 1951, Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy is a talented Russian artist-jeweler. His father loved to paint, and from childhood Vladimir remembers himself sculpting from plasticine soldiers in hussar uniform. The first bike and the first journey on it to the horizon – it was a nearest forest. Thus began his friendship with a backpack and long miles trips, where he found the secret of eternal beauty and nature.
Vladimir creates amazing works of minerals – quartz, zircon, citrine, pearl, amethyst, rock crystal, aquamarine, turquoise, carnelian, jade, agate, and amethyst. Whatever mineral he uses, he tries to keep its original appearance not to loose its connection with nature. His decorative compositions, sculptures and jewelry pieces can not be confused with anyone else, so unique they are.
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Firebird kaleidoscope

Firebird kaleidoscope

Firebird kaleidoscope. Jewellery set of necklace and earrings from the Golden Scarab 2014 collection. Light brown crystals, Czech rhinestone

This post features Jewellery inspired by Russian folk tale “Firebird”.
In a far away land a thief was stealing golden apples which had the power of bestowing youth and beauty from Tsar Berendey`s magic Garden. The guards of the Tsar were unable to stop this, for as hard as they tried, the thief always got away. None of the guards could even see this thief. The Tsar was frustrated for he needed the golden apples for himself, as he was married to a very beautiful young Queen.
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Lid’oro goldwork embroidery

Bag 'Travel to Piedmont' embroidered in gold and silk

Bag ‘Travel to Piedmont’ embroidered in gold and silk. Lid’oro goldwork embroidery

Lid’oro goldwork embroidery
For more than twenty years Lidiya Doroganova has been professionally engaged in the restoration of textiles, embroidery, teaching. She studied and began her work in St. Petersburg, now lives and works in Simferopol, the Crimea. Lidiya Doroganova has her own studio Lid’oro goldwork, in which she creatively works in the ancient technique of goldwork embroidery. Her goldwork is luxury bags, glamorous royal items with the highest complexity of execution. The author’s collection includes bags, brooches, bracelets and other unique handicrafts using antique fabrics and materials of excellent quality, full of historical meaning. Every item is unique, performed in a single copy. Centuries of experience of old masters gained a new life in her work.
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Swan jewellery kaleidoscope

Swan jewellery kaleidoscope

Swan jewellery kaleidoscope. Gold, Silver, Freshwater Pearl and Diamond brooch

In the Celtic folklore, the swan was often seen as a transformed human; occasionally the swan was believed to be a bewitched nun. It was considered lucky to see seven swans flying, because seven years of good luck would follow; seeing a multiple of seven brought that many more years of good luck. Hurting or killing a swan, conversely, brought bad luck to oneself and one’s entire community. Swan maiden is Celtic folkloric figure. The story of a young woman who is half-bird appears throughout the ancient Celtic lands. Sometimes the girl was said to be under an enchantment, which might or might not be broken; other times, no reason was given for the maiden’s double nature. In the dark of night, such maidens took off their swan plumage and left it beside the lakes in which they swam, naked and beautiful. Should a man find the feather cloak of such a woman, he could make her his wife by stealing it, whereupon she became a happy and hardworking help-meet. Should the swan maiden ever find her feathers, she instantly converted herself to bird form and flew away, leaving her children behind without so much as a backward glance.
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Russian style Axenoff Jewellery

Russian style Axenoff Jewellery. Brooch 'Anna Pavlova' Silver 925, enamel, blue topazes, amethysts

Russian style Axenoff Jewellery. Brooch ‘Anna Pavlova’ Silver 925, enamel, blue topazes, amethysts

Russian style Axenoff Jewellery – not only painted dolls, samovars, Gzhel, Palekh in earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings. Axenoff Jewellery presents a deep love for the history, culture and style of the Russian royal family. Axenoff Jewellery delicately blends modern trends with classic jewelry traditions, thus creating a unique synthesis of the past and present. Designer Peter Axenoff – the artist and collector of Russian icons. Born in the family of the photographer and icon painter, Peter was immersed in a rich artistic world from an early age and began exploring painting, architecture, ballet, theater and historical costumes. Over time, the creative energy and knowledge enabled him to realize his passions with the help of jewelry and develop his own brand. The aesthetics of the brand was formed under the influence of the masterpieces of personal heroes of Pyotr Axenoff – Bryullov, Vrubel, Mucha, Waterhouse and Rossetti, concerts by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens and Bizet, the novels of Tolstoy and Pushkin. Among the many sources of inspiration a special place in his heart takes Diaghilev Russian Seasons.
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