British jewelry designer Vivienne Westwood
Renowned fashion designer Vivienne Westwood opened a shop at Kings Road, London, where she exhibited collections of clothing and jewelry. She was fond of creating original interpretations of traditional British characters. For most of her works she used silver or gilded tin, Swarovski crystals and large artificial pearls. Bows, hearts and royal regalia are the constant motives of the original design of Westwood ornaments.
Called one of the queens of Great Britain, along with Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher, Vivienne Westwood can not leave anyone indifferent, always remaining at the peak of popularity. According to Vivienne Westwood herself, she is a synonym for freedom, attention, violation of prohibitions and rules.
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British jewelry designer Vivienne Westwood
Dulber Qirim jewellery house
Crimean Tatar word “dülber” means “beautiful”, or “charming.” That is how artist Mehdi Islamov named his jewelry house in 1999. According to him, he inherited the family traditions of his ancestors engaged in the trade in jewelry, and transformed them into high jewelry art. Noteworthy, Mehdi himself creates sketches of all the jewelry, and connoisseurs have long recognized his author’s handwriting, classic and at the same time spicy and oriental.
Mehdi and his masters tried to find information about the ancient Crimean jewelry craft and restore some of the lost skills, for example, a complex technique of granulation. Also, they perfectly mastered the ancient art of hot enamel – magical and unpredictable fusion of glass and metal, once flourished in Crimea.
Ilya Palkin jewelry design studio
An old Russian city of Kostroma is famous for its jewelry masters, who brought the city the title of a jewellery capital of Russia. One of such masters, Ilya Palkin, alongside with his wife Vera work in their own art studio creating unique decorations based on the folk and Slavic motifs. In their creative duo, Vera is responsible for the design and Ilya, in particular, embodies her ideas into life. The gallery of their jewellery works include Russian fairy tale with flowering fern, a rupture-grass, Yaril-sun, owls and birds, smiling snakes, fish, cats and hares, etc. Meanwhile, each piece, whether it’s a bird or just a nameless character, is anthropomorphic in some ways and certainly animate.
Yellow Earth Pig jewellery decorations
Do you want the coming new year of the yellow earth pig to bring you happiness? Then treat the pig with reverential respect! In particular, buying various souvenirs, brooches and talismans with its image. This will amuse her self-esteem and guarantee her friendly disposition towards you. Noteworthy, in the upcoming 2019 jewelry may not only be in the form of a pig. Following the color of the year, choose gold or yellow (enamel) color brooches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Color is more important than the form of jewelry.
To show your respect toward the symbol of 2019, start with decorating the tree with the pig Christmas balls. Any Christmas toy with a picture of a cute pig, a toy “Pig with beads”, a cute wooden handmade souvenir will be an ideal gift for all occasions. As ever, a gift in the form of a pretty piggy-piggy bank for money will be an ideal choice.
Ralph Massey sculpted costume jewellery
A very realistic brooch from the 1988 Living Nature collection. Made of resin, hand-painted and varnished. According to the artist himself, his decorations are miniature sculptures.
Born in 1938, Ralph Massey is a talented American artist, sculptor and jewelry designer. Prior to the 1980s, in his work he preferred sculpture. However, in the early 1980s, together with the artist Sylvia Benneth, he opened the art studio “Raven”. And since that time, the main direction in his creativity, has become the creation of jewelry decorations and jewelry boxes. The most interesting collection was “Wildlife”, brooches, earrings and rings in the form of animals and birds. Also, no less interesting was the line of jewellery inspired by the characters of the books “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Wizard of Oz.”
However, in the early 1990s, Massey closed his workshop “Raven” and focused exclusively on painting. All the works of Ralph Massey are rather rare and are appreciated by collectors.
Herve Van der Straeten jewellery
Known for its interior design, the Herve Van der Straighten company, based in Paris, began to manufacture costume jewelry in limited quantities in the 1990s. Rare and very popular among collectors, many of the company’s works are made of 24-karat yellow gold-plated brass, gilded copper, decorated with pearls and semiprecious stones of manual processing. The firing and polishing are characteristic for Herve Van der Straeten work on metal.
Traditionally, each Hervé Van der Straeten jewelry decoration with its geometrical design is a statement piece that will reinvent your look.
Internationally recognized Hermes jewellery
French businessman, Thierry Hermes (1801-1878) was the founder of high fashion brand Hermes International. Born in Germany in 1801, he moved to France in 1821. He founded his workshop for the manufacture of leather goods in 1837. Originally, he produced the highest quality saddles, shoes, household items, scarves and bags, as well as ornaments. The full name of the company was Hermès International S.A. Since 1950, the company’s logo is a horse-drawn carriage. Today we know “Hermes” mainly for its silk scarves, ties and exclusive bags and suitcases. Noteworthy, everything produced by Hermes – characterized by a stylish design, quality and high craftsmanship.
One of the charms of Hermes is the company’s individual approach to each design. Each clock and jewelery gets an injection of playful and somehow philosophically French energy. Fortunately, Hermès designers manage to maintain practicality, form and a healthy dose of indulgence in relation to whims in an ideal balance.