Nicole Barr Fine Enamel jewelry
American owned and managed factory, Nicole Barr has been active since 1982. Their head office is in Raleigh, NC. Creating fine enamel jewelry for over 37 years, Nicole Barr features vibrant enamel colors in original designs. Following the best traditions of French Master Enamellers like René Lalique, Nicole Barr traditionally uses true vitreous enamel (hard fired glass). Painstakingly applied by hand to 18 K gold and sterling silver, enamel is complemented with the finest diamonds, pearls and gemstones. Traditionally known for their high quality, NB has built their reputation in the US and Europe. Noteworthy, they do not sell directly to the public or to national chain stores. With 30 years’ experience as Original Design Manufacturers (ODM) they can also produce customers’ exclusive designs with the highest quality. In fact, this is all done in our American owned and managed factory that is ethically run.
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Nicole Barr Fine Enamel jewelry
Medical science and jewelry brand Dr.Vorobev Jewelry
You can be skeptical about it, you can panic, you can take preventive measures – but the fact remains, the coronavirus will definitely entered our history! For those who are strong in spirit, for those who make a daily contribution to the fight against corona-virus or have already defeated it and want to remember this world-wide event – Dr.Vorobev offers the corona-virus pendant. Made of pure silver, it is a kind of amulet, which can help cope with any problem!
Noteworthy, Dr.Vorobev jewelry has become the world’s first medical science and jewelry brand. Pavel Vorobiev jewelry studio is engaged in the manufacture of jewelry made of gold and silver, and one of the main areas of the studio’s work is the manufacture of jewelry on medical subjects. According to Pavel Vorobiev, elegant medical jewelry will replace any “standard” gifts for doctors. Also, it will help to improve patient care and improve the quality of work of doctors. After all, a person who wears the symbol of his professional affection, passionately loves his profession, and will always do his best in it. And if you have a familiar doctor, then Dr.Vorobev jewelry is just what you can give him/her as a gift.
American vintage Cyvra costume jewelry
The unique Cyvra jewelry brand appeared in the 1950s in Topanga, California and ceased to exist in 1960s. It was a family business created by talented American artists Vera and Cyril Wood. Vera Wood grew up in England, and this probably determined the direction of their jewelry design. In particular, mythical creatures traditional for England, magical sea fish, mermaids, elves and mythological monsters. Traditionally, designers used their own wax casting method, achieving detailed rendering. It was incredibly delicate work with the use of silver and gold. Also, artists often used abalone of sea shells. Due to their high quality work, designers made many products for well-known brands, such as Cassini, Tortolani, Hime, Ruser, and Volupte. Noteworthy, the artists produced their decorations in small quantities. Accordingly, rarely found on sale, Cyvra jewelry brand products are in high demand among the lovers of vintage costume jewelry.
Latvian jewellery designer Guntis Lauders
Born 31 May 1965 in Riga, Guntis Lauder is a talented and creative Latvian jewellery designer. The artist’s handwriting is instantly captured in the details, forms and materials used. To achieve this, the jewelry artist masterly uses such classic jewelry technology as inlay, engraving on a mammoth tusk and an ebony tree. Also, especially difficult soldering, casting and forging. Traditionally, the designer uses silver, mammoth tusk, garnets, green amethyst, pyrite, agate, smoky quartz, ebony, black and white pearls, topaz and more.
“I would like my jewelry to be worn and looked at for another hundred years, passed from generation to generation. Once, in the distant future, the ring I created will receive a new breath, and some successor to one of my clients will wear it. This explains the choice of materials – silver, gold, precious stones, ebony, mahogany, mammoth tusk, coconut bark, corals, pearls and amber. They can withstand time, do not fade, and will not lose their value. Probably, such solidity is in my Latvian blood. And, on the contrary, in the creative process of the birth of my ideas, I do not like any restrictions.”
Rodrigo Otazu statement jewelry
A brand of Argentinean fashion designer, Rodrigo Otazu has been synonymous with style, charm and beauty since its inception in 1991. His decorations first attracted attention in the fashion world when they appeared in the Australian magazine Vogue. Now Rodrigo lives in New York, where he works not only on his own jewelry lines, but also creates capsule collections for show business stars. Known as “Jeweller to the Stars”, many movie and show business stars love Otazu handcrafted jewelry. Among them – Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Britney Spears, Mariah Kerry, Nicole Kidman and others. His jewelry regularly appear in best fashion shows. In particular, Christian La Croix, Clements Ribeiro, Emanuel Ungaro, Giambattista Valli, Jean-Paul Gualtier, Thierry Mugler, Viktor and Rolf. Also, almost all glossy magazines about style and fashion featured his jewelry.
Noteworthy, Otazu created a special collection for the main characters of the film “SEX AND THE CITY 2”. Worn by celebrities, his jewelry appeared at all the major industry award ceremonies, including the Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and the Grammys.
Daniel Espinosa handcrafted jewelry
The most recognizable Latin American jewelry designer, Daniel Espinosa has learned Mexican silver craftsmanship since childhood. Born in a family of jewelers in Taxco, jewelry is in his DNA. According to Espinosa, he prefers attractive jewelry with geometric volumes, and he is working to enable creative people to express themselves with jewelry. A lot of stars love and wear vibrant, bold, innovative and undeniably luxurious Daniel Espinosa jewelry. In particular, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Melanie Griffith, Eva Longoria, Shakira, Nelly Furtado, Salma Hayek, Oprah, Susan Sarandon, Holly Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow, and many more.
The designer combines the latest trends in the world of jewelry with ancient traditions using silver – metal, which is the hallmark of the designer’s homeland, Mexico.
All Espinosa jewelry is exclusively handmade, which from Mexico conveys to us the culture and fashion spirit. Focused primarily on style, complement, his decorations often create the necessary direction in the image.
Japanese jewelry designer Yumi Ueno
Yumi Ueno jewelry – three-dimensional geometric abstractions and bizarre, humorous fantasies. Traditionally, to create her works, she uses precious and semiprecious stones, as well as gold and sterling silver. According to Ueno, she prefers to use semiprecious stones because the variety of their colors, structures and shapes attract her.
Born in Japan, she studied Graphic Design at Musashino Art University, Tokyo (1970-74). Nearly twenty years later, she mastered Silversmithing at the Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles (1989-90). A talented artist and jewelry designer, Ueno has participated in numerous art exhibitions in galleries and museums, where she has received well-deserved awards. In particular, the first place at exhibitions in 1995, 1996, 1998, 1989, 2001, 2002, 2013, and 2014 in California, Illinois and Arizona. Also, the work of the designer periodically appears on the pages of prestigious magazines, newspapers and directories of art galleries and art festivals. For example, the San Francisco Chronicle, Best of America Jewelry Artists, American Craft Magazine, Lapidary Journal, New York Magazine, New York Times, etc.