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Nature inspired Mark Shields jewelry

Nature inspired Mark Shields jewelry

Greyhound dog with a red rose pin pendant from the series ‘Dog jewelry’. Fine satin finish, hand brushed lacquer coating. Nature inspired Mark Shields jewelry

Nature inspired Mark Shields jewelry
Born in Virginia, Mark Shields grew up surrounded by beautiful nature, animals and birds. The boy showed his talent in drawing in early childhood. According to the jeweler, his father taught him respect for the craft, and his mother – a deep understanding of beauty. Once, at the age of 20, he was lucky to become a student of one of the leading silver craftsmen of the 20th century, William de Matteo.
After completing his studies, Shields founded his own studio in 1980 and began to create jewelry from silver and pewter. Traditionally, jewelry designs included realistic images of animals and birds – dogs, cats, seals, birds, and wild animals. In 1989, he began to create a collection of pins made of tin and bronze, treated with oxides, electroplated and special brush techniques.
In 2015, his talented student Jennifer joined Mark Shields. Fortunately, she pays as much attention to detail as Mark Shields and shares the same love for animals.
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Harmony kingdom vintage sculpted jewelry

Harmony kingdom vintage sculpted jewelry

Cats Vintage Brooch. Polymer resin, sculpted and hand-painted, marked on the back side. 5.5 cm. 1990s. Harmony kingdom vintage sculpted jewelry

Harmony kingdom vintage sculpted jewelry
Currently a family business of Peter and Andrea, Harmony kingdom began operations in 1992 in Worcestershire, England. A professionally trained ceramic artist, Peter Calvesbert began by creating a limited edition of Treasure Jest sculptures. Traditionally, Master Carver uses polymer resin and paints it by hand. His unusual and unique works combine attention to detail, intricate and satirical approach and artistic talent. As a result, his hand-crafted figurines, miniature sculptures and pendants have become extremely popular with collectors in the UK and around the world.
Noteworthy, the author of some designs is a talented artist David Lawrence, who created three-dimensional series of mini sculpture for Harmony Kingdom. He joined the company in 1995, and his works are very popular with collectors.
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New retro – Jaclyn Smith costume jewelry

Jaclyn Smith costume jewelry

Large silver tone flower brooch. Jaclyn Smith costume jewelry

Jaclyn Smith costume jewelry
Born 26 October 1947 in Houston, Texas, Ellen Jacqueline Smith is a well-known Hollywood actress, fashion model, entrepreneur and designer. She founded her own fashion brand in the early 1980s. Alongside with fashion line of clothing, she began to design costume jewelry. The first collection appeared 30 years ago, but Jacqueline still continues to create collections, in accordance with new fashion trends. Noteworthy, her decorations come in original box, or with branded tags.
After graduating from college, Jacqueline moved to New York. She dreamed of dancing in ballet, as a ballerina she had high hopes. However, in 1973 she received an offer to work as a model and began to advertise shampoo.
Meanwhile, 3 years later Jacqueline Smith appeared in a role in the series Charlie’s Angels, which immediately broke all ratings after the pilot episode. Staying in this series for all five years of its existence, Jacqueline became a famous actress. She continued to appear in mini-series and television films.
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La La Pam beaded costume jewelry

La La Pam beaded costume jewelry

Camera brooch from the collection ‘Hobbies’ . faceted Czech beads, Japanese beads, swarovski crystals. Handmade. 2018. La La Pam beaded costume jewelry

La La Pam beaded costume jewelry
Moscow based jewelry company La La Pam has been operating in the jewelry market for three years, but their products are becoming popular among jewelry lovers. Fine manual work, careful study of details, high quality and use of the best materials make their work exclusive. Indeed, each master’s work is unique, hand-made with high artistic performance. Despite the fact that the brand has a short history, embroiderers who work on brooches are very experienced and exist as separate masters for 7-15 years. Traditionally, talented beadworkers use a variety of materials. In particular, Czech and Japanese beads, Swarovski crystals, natural pearls, suede and leather. Each product is in its original packaging – a bright yellow box with a brand sign.
Noteworthy, the designers of this brand create all costume jewelry in collections. For example, Alphabet, Hobbies, Summer, Love is…, Fruit, and etc.
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American enamel artist jeweler William Harper

American enamel artist jeweler William Harper

Grotesque self-portrait of the artist as an oracle IV. 1989. Work by American enamel artist jeweler William Harper

American jeweler William Harper

Born in 1944 in Ohio, William Harper is one of the greatest American jewelers of the 20th century. His decorations – recognized masterpieces that are in private collections and museum exhibitions around the world. An amazing combination of genius and skill!
His exotic and often esoteric images, complex and brilliant jewelry work with enamel, make his products unique in this area.
In fact, the base of such an extraordinary vision is an extensive knowledge of the history of art and a deep understanding of human nature. Noteworthy, New York based jeweler Harper has been creating convincing and innovative works for more than forty years.

His products are in the collections of the American Museum of Crafts, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also, represented in the Vatican Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
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Christopher Walling Jewelry Art

Baroque pearl 18 gold plated cross earrings. 1990s. Active since 1972 Christopher Walling Jewelry Art

Christopher Walling Jewelry Art

The story of self-taught jewelry designer Walling began in his childhood when he was eight years old!
The son of the United Nations’ activist, he spent his childhood in the capitals of Lebanon, France, Switzerland, and West Africa. According to Walling, Africa influenced his love affair for color. In particular, the fabrics of African women’s clothes, the way they wore turbans, and their elegance. He was there for two years and undoubtedly, had great and useful experience there.
Meanwhile, in 1968 he moved to New York. Already in 1972 he began making his own jewelry line, which we now know under the name of Christopher Walling. Noteworthy, the designer became known mostly for his unusually shaped and rare baroque pearl and diamond jewelry. His work has significantly influenced modern jewelry, featured in various TV programs. In particular, two PBS documentaries, the Nova program, “Mystique of the Pearl” and the Nature special “Diamonds.”
Described by Sotheby’s as “undoubtedly one of the most exciting jewelry designers”, his creations have adorned many celebrities. Among them Maya Angelou, Linda Gray, Brook Hayward, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Queen Noor of Jordan, Danielle Steele, Renee Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor and others.
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Japanese women seasonal hair decorations

Hair accessories, known as kanzashi have become real works of art. Japanese women seasonal hair decorations

Hair accessories, known as kanzashi have become real works of art. Japanese women seasonal hair decorations

Japanese women seasonal hair decorations

Everything in Japan has a deep meaning, even women’s jewelry. As the seasons change, human life flows, so do amazing kanzashi decorations. And each of them is not only a work of art, but also a part of female beauty, and a moment of her life.
Traditionally, Japanese women were not allowed jewelry on their hands or necklaces around their necks. Accordingly, the main decoration for more than 400 years has become her hair ornaments. Also, hair decorations were the main way of self-expression and demonstration of wealth and status. Real works of art, hair ornaments “kanzashi” with their variety in purpose and performance have a separate dictionary with descriptions.
A very special kind of jewelry that changes throughout the year is seasonal hana-kanzashi jewelry with garlands of flowers.
Noteworthy, each of the 28 seasons of the Japanese calendar has its own flower! Of course, only the master of high-class can make such decorations using special varieties of silk.
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