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Ilya Palkin Jewellery

Ilya Palkin Jewellery

Ilya Palkin Jewellery. Silver earrings Cats, hot enamel. Jeweler Vera Palkina

Ilya Palkin Jewellery Studio is a small family business by artists jewelers Ilya and Vera, a husband and a wife. Their workshop is located in the jewelry capital of Russia – the city of Kostroma. Their work is distinguished by a unique striking style. It is unlikely you will be able to find something similar elsewhere. Unusual and touching silverware of different warmth, delight and surprise. The range of works of this studio is very wide, both in terms of types of jewelry (jewelry – earrings, rings, bracelets, wedding rings, brooches, necklaces, souvenirs, sculptures and so on), and in terms of used jewelry techniques (hot and stained enamel, niello, gilding, oxidation, etc.) The style in which jewelers work can not be determined by a single term. The ethnic elements of ancient Slavic images, reinterpreted in a witty manner, and animalism (suspensions with the images of cats, rabbits, and fish), and even elements of steampunk (style, arising out of nostalgia for the first decades of industrialization of the British Empire).
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Russian jeweler Vladimir Ufimtsev

Brooch Jester. 1995 Gold, enamel, diamonds

Brooch Jester. 1995 Gold, enamel, diamonds. Work by Russian jeweler Vladimir Ufimtsev

Russian jeweler Vladimir Ufimtsev was born in 1970 in Yekaterinburg. In 1989 he graduated from Yekaterinburg art school. He mastered the crafting in the jewelry studio of Vladislav Khramtsov. Since 1991 Vladimir has been a permanent participant of city, regional, zonal, national and international exhibitions, among which jewellery exhibition in Basel (Switzerland), San Francisco (the USA), Emirates. In 1992, he became a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. From 1993 to 1998 he worked at the Sverdlovsk jewelry factory. In 1998 he was awarded the gold medal of the Pushkin Fund and the first prize at the International Exhibition in St. Petersburg. The works of Russian jeweler Vladimir Ufimtsev are in private collections in Russia and abroad.
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Russian jeweler Eduard Nikitin

Ring Snail. Jeweler Eduard Nikitin

Ring Snail. Gold 750 °, Diamonds. Jeweler Eduard Nikitin

Inconceivable mesmerizing magic of mathematical snail spiral ring, a symbol of the evolution of nature and the whole of human history. Even in a small creature embodies the harmony and the value of the universe. Russian jeweler Eduard Nikitin creates jewellery inspired by the mystery of past civilizations and mythical animals. Moscow based jeweler Eduard Nikitin was born 2 March 1961, in Chelyabinsk. In 1981, he graduated from the Chelyabinsk Art School, Sculpture Department. Nikitin is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia (1989). He has participated in International, Republican, and All-Russian exhibitions of jewellery art since 1980. Eduard Nikitin was awarded Diplomas of Moscow international jewellery and watch exhibition “Jeweler-2002”, “Jeweler-2003”, the International Exhibition “Three thousand years of Jerusalem” (1996, Jerusalem, Israel), Medal of Rantanen Foundation (1989, Helsinki, Finland), the jubilee commemorative badge of Carl Faberge Fund (2011), Gold medal for 1st place in the competition “Jewelry Olympus” (2012), the order of Franz Bierbaum (2012). His art works are exhibited in Museums of Fine Arts in Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Helsinki, Prague, Haifa, and in private collections in Russia, Belgium, Germany, Israel, Finland, the US, Luxembourg.
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Russian Trompe l’oeil silver jewellery

A fine silver parcel-gilt trompe l’oeil salt cellar designed as a cake (kulich) mounted in trompe l’oeil napkin and plate. Marked ‘VS’ (Viktor Savinkov, 1855-1888)

Russian Trompe l’oeil silver jewellery. A fine silver parcel-gilt trompe l’oeil salt cellar designed as a cake (kulich) mounted in trompe l’oeil napkin and plate. Marked ‘VS’ (Viktor Savinkov), 1855-1888

Trompe l’oeil or “an optical illusion” is a technique in the art, the purpose of which was the creation of realistic objects, was used earlier mainly to feature paintings and interior design in highly realistic manner. Over time the term has come to have a broader meaning and was applied in decorative art. One of the peculiarities of Russian Trompe l’oeil silver jewellery was a perfect imitation of linen napkins and towels.
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Musical instruments in jewellery

Playing musical instruments medieval ladies - harp, lute, violin. MFA brooch

Playing musical instruments medieval ladies – harp, lute and violin. MFA brooch. Musical instruments in jewellery. Galina Karputina collection

Musical instruments in jewellery

Traditionally, a part of world culture, Musical instrument soften become the inspiration for jewellery designers. And it is difficult to find a musical instrument that had not been incarnated in jewelry – harp, lute, violin, Alto horn, piano, viola, guitar, mandolin, banjo, flute and many more.
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Heidi Daus jewellery

Fierce & Fabulous Crystal Critter Pin. Tanzanite, hematite, emerald, and crystal golden shadow crystals. Heidi Daus jewellery

Fierce & Fabulous Crystal Critter Pin. Tanzanite, hematite, emerald, and crystal golden shadow crystals. Heidi Daus jewellery

Heidi Daus jewellery
American jeweler Heidi Daus grew up in a family where her grandmother, passionate collector and traveler, had a large collection of fine jewelry, which she brought after each trip – amazingly beautiful costume brooches, as we say now – vintage costume jewelry. Glitter of crystals, sequins and stones, high artistic performance of jewelry in the style of Art Deco, could not develop artistic sensibility, imagination and sense of beauty in the little girl. Talented and beautiful, Heidi began her journey in the jewelry business exactly 35 years ago, in 1981. Style of Heidi Daus jewellery is very close to pre-war stone intensive vintage decorations, with superior Art Deco designs, meticulous detail, the abundance of colors through various crystals, rhinestones and stones. Heidi Daus jewellery is worthy present day Hollywood stars and glamorous divas of the last century. Much of her jewellery pieces are inspired by nature – flowers, insects, animals.
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Chinese zodiac in jewellery

Chinese zodiac in jewellery. Rat brooch of white gold and diamonds

Rat (2020, January 25), element Metal. Rat brooch of white gold and diamonds, Verdura. Chinese zodiac in jewellery

Chinese zodiac in jewellery
In the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the New Year falls on the first new moon after the winter solstice, which occurs in December or January. The New Year, starting from the winter solstice (December 21-22), the new moon, occurs respectively until January 21, and no later than February 20. 12-year cycle (“earthly branches” or “Chinese Zodiac”), taken perhaps from observing Jupiter’s orbit (the sidereal period of the planet is equal to 4332.589 Earth days, or 11.8618 year). For some reason it is a 12-year period Chinese astrologers consider the greatest inspiration. Accordingly, Zodiac animals – Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat or Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Boar or Pig appear in different art forms with the richness and authenticity of psychological content.
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