Japanese jewellery brand Gimel
Talented Japanese designer Kaoru Kay Akihara founded her firm “Gimel” in 1992. She received an excellent education, studying, along with the economy, jewelry design and painting. In addition, studied the traditional Japanese art of ikebana and the laws of the tea ceremony. The latter clearly had an impact on the design of products of the firm “Gimel”. With the inherent subtlety of Japanese art, they embody elusive moments of the changing seasons, where ephemeral features of seasonal changes are noticeable. So, delicate pink spring buds, rich yellow tones of summer flowers, purple autumn leaves turn into jewelry with the help of carefully selected gems. According to Kaoru Kay Akihara, “history should be behind the decoration,” and many of her works are decorated with tiny details, for example, a small snail crawling on the inside of the brooch leaf – a secret that the jewelery owner can possess. Thanks to such details, Gimel products are unique and very special.
Japan’s natural beauty is a source of inspiration for Gimel masters. Someone wonders what is unusual in these familiar images: a leaf, a flower, a frog, a bird … The answer lies in the details – amazing precision and charm. Noteworthy, Akihara herself selects the smallest pebbles, because paints and shades are very important for her. With her work, she tries to capture the beauty of nature at its best moments, while the fire of life burns in it. The jeweler uses gems as a palette.
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Japanese jewellery brand Gimel
Joel Arthur Rosenthal precious art JAR jewellery
The name JAR is actually an abbreviation of Joel Arthur Rosenthal. Meanwhile, in the biography of Joel Arthur there are a lot of white spots and mysterious circumstances. Being modest by nature, Joel never advertised the details of his personal life and never engaged in self-promotion. Born in New York, Rosenthal studied history at Harvard, worked in the film industry, and then with Bulgari, then settled in Paris and began producing his own jewelry.
JAR jewelry includes items in the form of flowers and branches, recreated from metal and covered with small precious stones. The blossoms of apricot, flaming camellias are in all their glory. Clover, carnations, pansies, lilies, lilacs and freesias.
Stella and Dot costume jewellery
The American company for the production of costume jewelry Stella and Dot appeared in 2003. Its founder Jessica Herrin named her company after her grandmothers, Stella & Dot. Besides, she set a goal for herself to create a company that would help women make a good career, producing goods also for women. Since childhood, making jewelry for herself, she decided to turn her passion into a profession and very soon achieved amazing success. In particular, just a year and a half after the creation of Stella and Dot, its sales exceeded half a million dollars. According to sources, the company now entered the list of the 500 fastest growing US companies. Exclusive jewelry and accessories by Stella and Dot are created by famous designers in New York and presented in the series “Gossip Girl”, magazines “In Style” and “Lucky Magazine”.
In 2007, Blythe Harris became Jessica’s partner. The rebranded company began a new round of growth. Even the difficult years of the crisis did not stop its rapid development, and today the sales figure is more than one hundred million.
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.
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.