Russian jeweler Vladimir Dmitrievich Khakhalkin
Born in 1946 in Sverdlovsk (Yekaterinburg now), V.D. Khakhalkin is a talented Russian jeweler who has international recognition. The amazing, philosophical and creative works of the jeweler admire with their boldness and dissimilarity. The unusual plasticity of the metal and the idea is the creative handwriting of Vladimir Dmitrievich Khakhalkin.
The has received lots of awards and prizes of the international memorial fund of Karl Faberge: orders of Mikhail Perkhin, Franz Birbaum, and Karl Faberge. Among his titles – “the court jeweler”, “Honorary Jeweler”, and “Master” and “Honorable Jeweler”. Also, he is the owner of the Gold Badge “Jewelry House – Russia”, medals and two cups of Russia.
His works are in collections of museums and private collections in Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, the United States, and other countries.
Category Archive: Kaleidoscope
Russian jeweler Vladimir Dmitrievich Khakhalkin
Importance of choosing right stone color
The combination of colors and shades in each stone is unique. Colored by impurities of substances, they got into them during formation. When considering the palette of colors, it turned out that there were few purple and blue stones in nature, but many green ones. Meanwhile, the choice of color by each person, for the most part, occurs unconsciously, but with astonishing accuracy. By means of color, in each specific case, a person makes it clear to other people what kind of person he is, and how he feels himself. Noteworthy, the beauty of colored stone affects psychology, thoughts and creativity.
According to experts in the field of color and lithotherapy, when searching for a mascot stone and a healer stone, one should also take into account its color. Only then positive influence of stone on a person will be most effective.
British designer Geoff Roberts foil costume jewelry
The modern British designer Geoff Roberts settled in North Scotland. Distinguished by stylized bizarre forms, conventional ornament and bright, saturated colors, his jewellery pieces are truly unique. Roberts uses colored acrylic and mixed materials, most of them are collages of multi-colored metal foil laid over acrylic. Also, in the creative gallery of Geoff Roberts are jewelry pieces made of steel and metal leaf, silver, aluminium, and other materials. Undoubtedly, the works of Jeff Roberts are easily recognizable, and can not be confused with the works of other designers.
British goldsmith jeweler Jocelyn Burton
Born in 1946 as Sara Jocelyn Margarita Elissa Burton, she belongs to a generation of graduates of art schools of the 1960s, who were fascinated by the possibilities of organic materials. In particular, stained wood, corals, tree bark, etc. “I was overwhelmed by the desire to twist and bend, but at some point I was drawn to creating simple, more massive forms,” she says.
“When I stopped painting and went into the art of jewelry, she says, I had a feeling that no one had done anything like that. Indeed, her current works are original, at least not like everything else, some of her ideas seem so natural, that you wonder how it never occurred to anyone before to do the same thing.
Farah Khan jewelry kaleidoscope
Undoubtedly, India has always been a powerful source of inspiration for European jewelers of the early 20th century. For example, Jacques Cartier and many lesser known jewelers have visited this country, not to mention the fact that the Maharajas brought their treasures to Paris to remodel them into modern jewelry. Yes, today Indian motifs are again relevant – both in high-quality jewelry and in decorations for bohemians. Noteworthy, India today occupies a leading place in the world for jewelry production. Also, young Indian jewelers get the prestigious awards in international design competitions. Scattered around the world, immigrants from India are very visible in the jewelry world. In their works there is always a national color and traditional technologies.
One of the most successful and talented jewelry designers who gained international fame is Farah Khan. Creating decorations for bohemia, she embraces all international trends, and meanwhile adds her creative flair. One of such trends, in particular – her three-finger rings. There are no big gems, but there is a style with an ethnic touch. Full of kaleidoscope of ideas, Farah Khan has her unique way of design and style – pastels, carved gemstones, birds, unique colour combinations, innovative jewels and many more.
Legendary French jeweler Suzanne Belperron
The cult name Belperron refers to the style of the last century, which remains surprisingly relevant today. The great designer who went against the tradition, Suzanne Belperron today is unusually in demand, her things at auctions receive very high prices. Meanwhile, the artist did not leave any heir. So, her name should remain history. However, some people bought archives and began to do new things according to old sketches. Belperron, they say, before her death wanted to burn her sketches – because the idea that someone could use them, for her was unbearable. Fortunately, she did not burn them.
The main sources of inspiration for Suzanne Belperron jewelry – flora and fauna in all their variety of colors and shapes. In many of her works, there are combinations of shades and images inspired by nature. The most striking example is the brooch “Starfish”, which is a single piece of rock crystal in the form of a starfish with diamonds inside.
Money spent on jewelry never wasted
How many of us wonder why a woman needs jewelry? In many eastern countries, especially in India, women try to decorate themselves with beads, bracelets, earrings, ribbons, etc. every day. It’s no accident that women like to decorate themselves with precious stones or all kinds of jewelry. So this has some definite meaning! It turns out that decorations help us to accumulate and maintain positive energy, protect us from wasting it empty and save us from the bad looks and thoughts of strangers.
Men are initially attracted by the external beauty of a woman. The inner beauty of a woman opens up for a man later. Any man wants his life companion to be beautiful and well-groomed. He wants to look at his woman, be proud and admire her. Therefore, decorating yourself is a whole art, which is worth mastering for every woman who seeks to develop femininity in herself.