Top ten largest diamonds
Throughout human history diamonds were the objects of universal admiration and attracted the special attention of notable people. As a status symbol, they decorated royal crowns, or simply sparkled on the ladies’ elegant fingers to the delight of others. Some diamonds are known for rich history, some for their fabulous price, while others have become famous throughout the world for their impressive dimensions. So, the list of largest diamonds includes Millennium Star, Red Cross, De Beers, Jubilee, Centenary, Spirit of de Grisogono, Cullinan II, Incomparable, Great Star of Africa, and the largest – Golden Jubilee.
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Top ten largest diamonds
Anna Nova Jewelry house
Founded in 2004 by Anna and Oleg Barinov, the main focus of the St. Petersburg based company was the creation of «Objets de fanasie». In other words, exquisite miniatures of stone and precious metals. Noteworthy, the history of these precious “trinkets” has a long tradition, beginning with Carl Faberge. Anna Nova aims to continue and develop this kind of jewelry traditions of creativity at the highest level.
Today, «Anna Nova» – one of the leading Russian stone cutting companies. In the story of the company – participation in international, national and St. Petersburg exhibitions. Since 2005 «Anna Nova» – member of the Union of jewelers of Northwestern Federal District. Bright events in the cultural life of the jewelry company always attract specialists, experts and fans of interior miniatures.
Jewelry collections include: miniature compositions of flowers and fruits, animals, stone-cutting and jewellery plastic on fabulous and modern themes. These are, above all, decorative objects, designed for interior decoration, but at the same time they can carry functional role – serve boxes, stamps, writing utensils. Often the true purpose of the object is detected at once – it’s a hidden “secret” that brings things like element of the game, and a special attraction.
All works of «Anna Nova» made are exclusive, made a single copy with the application of a certificate that guarantees the uniqueness and authenticity of the work of precious materials.
Nardi Jewelry Kaleidoscope
Italian artist jeweler Giulio Nardi was an expert in precious stones. Born in Florence, he moved to Venice in 1920, where he opened his first shop of decorations on the famous Piazza San Marco. Love for this city allowed Giulio Nardi to bring very special, unique spirit of Venice into his jewelry.
Nardi is a traditional family business that specializes in making unique jewelry around since 1920. Today, the jewelry house is recognized as one of the most elegant fashion houses in the world. Venetian brand Nardi gained international fame in the post-war period, when the Dolce Vita was at its peak. Giulio Nardi accessories were in high demand among VIPs, celebrities, corporate leaders and members of royal families. In particular, Princess Paola of Liege, Liz Taylor, Grace Kelly, Ernest Hemingway, Arthur Rubinstein, Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Hutton, Joe di Maggio and Elton John.
Winter jewelry by Natalia Polezhaeva
Russian self-taught jeweler Natalia Polezhaeva has been creating exclusive jewelry for many years. Most of all, she likes the art of beading, embroidery on leather, as well as working with wire and plastic. Also, she likes to use natural stones in her work and combine various techniques and materials.
Noteworthy, creating jewelry is her hobby, love, work, and a big part of her life. Natalia likes to be creative, and constantly learns new techniques and methods. According to Polezhaeva, to implement new ideas and projects is her biggest passion, and she puts her soul into every piece of jewelry.
Traditionally, first ladies, celebrities and actresses prefer Judith Leiber handbags. These bags – not only recognized expensive accessory, but also a kind of animalistic sculptures made of rhinestones. Noteworthy, the bags have various shapes and forms – chests, baskets, bird cages, beehives, and more. Also, geometric shapes with various ornaments, funny animals, birds, frogs and other animals made with skill and humor.
Born in Hungary, Judith Leiber was the first woman to join the guild of manufacturers of bags in Budapest. For a long time she worked as a designer for various companies that manufactured bags. Meanwhile, in 1963, after her marriage, she decided, along with her husband, to start their own business. Today, their handbags worth several thousand dollars and have become a kind of symbol, which underlines the status of its owner.
Needle Thread fashion brand
A new fashion brand, the collection of Needle & Thread features original handmade finish.
Delhi-London brand specializes in great handmade design by combining Beading in the Indian spirit and modern style of London.
Under the direction of creative and beautiful director, fashion designer Hannah Coffin, the company presented luxury and eclectic collection. The collection included brilliant mini-skirts, tight and long dresses with vintage style embroidery, dazzling sequins, and rich floral patterns.
Incorporated in 2013, the British company manufactures products in the suburbs of Delhi, India. According to the information on the company’s website, the fast growing company sells its luxury dresses through major retailers. Among them, in particular, are Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-a-Porter, Harrods, Selfridges, and Harvey Nichols Kuwait.
Noteworthy, many stars and celebrities, including members of the royal family, are fans of the fashion collections of this company.