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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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Irina Vasilieva Exclusive Jewelry

Blue Rose brooch of silver plated wire

Blue Rose brooch of silver plated wire

Irina Vasilieva Exclusive Jewelry – light, delicate brooches, earrings and pendants woven from thin colored wires of multiple colors, vintage bronze or silver plated. Original author’s design and weaving technology has no analogues, and can’t be repeated. Jewelry Master Irina Vasilyeva interior designer by profession. Graduated from Moscow State Art – Industrial University of Stroganov. Irina is a member of the International Union of young artists and designers and an active member of the Artists Union of Russia, Department of Painting. Irina Vasilieva has been creating jewelry since 2009, participates in many exhibitions and various art projects. Since 2014 Irina – international instructor for working with metal clay ART-CLAY SILVER. She gives master classes to work with Art-Clay Silver, wire and various materials. Works as a teacher of drawing and painting in Art – Industrial University of Stroganov.
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Beaded jewelry by Anastasia Kozlova

Brooch-pendant butterfly, natural amber, rock crystal 1970s, metal filigree elements, metallic braid. Wings embroidered with Czech beads

Brooch-pendant butterfly, natural amber, rock crystal 1970s, metal filigree elements, metallic braid. Wings embroidered with Czech beads. Beaded jewelry by Anastasia Kozlova

Beaded jewelry by Anastasia Kozlova
Russian self-taught jeweler Anastasia Kozlova creates brooches, pendants, earrings and bracelets by hand, in the technique of double embroidery. Creating beaded jewelry, she uses Swarovski crystals, Czech and Chinese beads, rock crystal, agate, coral, and silver threads. According to Anastasia, her costume jewelry is inspired by the beauty of nature, insects and birds.
She lives with her husband and their daughter in Krasnoyarsk, East Siberia, Russia. Since childhood, she enjoyed knitting, embroidering, creating something with her hands. Fascinated with ribbon embroidery, the next stage was creating costume jewelry of beads, stones and crystals.
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Imperial bouquet jewellery

Imperial bouquet jewellery

1763 Flower bouquet Blumenstrauß aus Edelsteinen. The Natural History Museum (Vienna). Imperial bouquet jewellery

Imperial bouquet jewellery
1763 bouquet of precious stones was a romantic spring gift of Maria Theresia to her husband Emperor Franz Stephan. The baroque bouquet is exhibited in The Gemstone Collection of the Natural History Museum (Vienna). Emperor Franz Stephan was interested in natural sciences and Maria Theresia shared her husband’s interests. The jewel flower bouquet weighs 2,8 kilograms and is 50 centimeters high. It is unique not only for the value of used precious stones, but also for the incomparable craftsmanship.
A wealth of glistening artistically reproduced flowers and diverse insects made up of 761 variegated stones and 2,102 diamonds, along with the vase of rock crystal. The leaves were crafted from lime green silk. The bouquet is an incredible jewelry creation by Georg Gottfried Lautensack, a jeweler from Frankfurt. Even Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was intrigued by the bouquet, having mentioned about it in fourth book “Aus meinem Leben” (From my life): “Everyone knew of Emperor Franz Josephs great affinity towards gems, he especially favored colored jewels”.
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Huan Pham wire work jewellery

Dove Brooch

Dove Brooch. Huan Pham wire work jewellery

Huan Pham wire work jewellery
The history of Huan Pham wire work creations began in 2006. According to Australian jeweler Huan Pham, he became interested in wire designs quite accidently. For him it was a quest in the process of researching a new hobby for his wife.
Wire jewelry technology attracts few jewelers, as it’s not about mass production. It is about individuality and exclusiveness. And if the master feels the material, his skillful hands create a miracle!
Among these masters is Pham, who always liked to experiment, trying a variety of needlework and beading. First, he seriously studied professional literature. Finally, he found his calling in the manufacture of accessories in technology of Wire Work. In addition, he became the author of his own book on wirework technology.
Any piece of his jewelry is unique, easily recognizable by many connoisseurs of rare handmade accessories. Huan Pham – the man, whose work can not leave women’s hearts indifferent. Making wire work pendants, necklaces and earrings, Huan Pham uses silver and gold-fill wire, Swarovski crystals, natural stones.
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Eve Anders insect brooches

Eve Anders insect brooches. Brooch Bee Grushenka, the finest embroidery of shimmering gold threads, beads and sparkles

Grushenka bee brooch. The finest embroidery of shimmering gold threads, beads and sparkles. Eve Anders insect brooches

Eve Anders insect brooches
The history of Eve Anders brand began in 2011 in Tallin Estonia. Its founder – fashion designer Eve Anders, who made the traditional craft of sewing mastery – Haute Couture art celebrating feminine beauty. She got her art knowledge in The Art School, the Gold Embroidery School in Saint-Petersburg, and the Ricamo Alta Moda School in Rome. There she was trained unique design, quality, comfort, and fair production.
Called Eco Fashion Couture, Eve Anders items are handmade of natural and vintage fabrics, in a traditional old time techniques by skilled masters. Her insect brooches are inspired by nature and the style of the great Elsa Schiaparelli. The sample of gold embroidery, insect brooches accentuate the unique taste of the hostess, wrapped in golden halo of mystery.
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Jeweler Vladimir Salomatin

A branch of lilac

A branch of lilac. Silver, enamel, art glass. Jeweler Vladimir Salomatin

Born 1 January 1942 in the Rostov region, Vladimir Salomatin is a talented Russian artist, sculptor and jeweler. He graduated from Irkutsk Aviation Technical College of Civil Aviation in 1962 and flew to Riga (then USSR) in 1983. From 1965 to 1969 he studied and successfully graduated from Academy of Arts of the Latvian SSR, drawing classes. From 1983 to 1990 Salomatin worked as a a jeweler-designer in a Creative Center Dailrade, which produced folk art works, souvenirs of metal, wood and amber.
Vladimir Salomatin exhibited his art works at regional and national exhibitions of applied art. In 1988 he was awarded the title People’s craftsman.
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