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Category Archive: Vintage

Fabulous Florenza vintage costume jewellery

Antique brooch Fabulous Florenza vintage costume jewellery

Antique brooch. Fabulous Florenza vintage costume jewellery

Fabulous Florenza vintage costume jewellery – decorations of stunning beauty by the genius of Dan Kasoff. He founded company Dan Kasoff Inc. in the early 40s in New York. In 1945, he launched branded jewelry, to which he gave the name of his mother – Florenza. Mostly made in Victorian style, magnificent Florenza jewels dazzle, have a truly mystical beauty. Each piece of Florenza is always absolutely rare collectible. Florenza always used only the finest stones from Germany, Austria and the East, with many stones which have been made specially for the brand. In all jewelry was used only a 24kt gold or gold alloys patented by them, bearing the sonorous name – “Florenza Gold”, “French Gold” and “French Rose”.
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1960s iconic face Twiggy

1960s iconic face Twiggy advertising jewelry and accessories

1960s iconic face Twiggy advertising jewelry and accessories

September 19, 1949 in a suburb of Neasden was born Leslie Hornby, whom the whole world now knows as Twiggy. The first real top model in the history, the popularity of whom was greater than the popularity of the movie stars. It’s her fault that thinness became fashionable. Unearthly creature, girl with eyes half her face turned into a charming woman, implemented in all areas of life. As it turns out, quite fragile fairy can become not just a model, actress, singer and businesswoman. Today, 1960s iconic face Twiggy has turned 66. Twiggy was the first real, live prototype of Barbie. Twiggy Barbie was produced by Mattel in 1967-68. London’s top teen model (advertised as a doll), was similar to the original – same light, close-cropped hair, “real” eyelashes, framing the big eyes … In 1967, the doll was dressed in a striped dress and yellow mini-shoes, in 1968 her “dowry” was supplemented not only by new little things, but also cosmetics – powder puffs, eyeliner, and more. Only after Twiggy appeared doll twins of Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Cher and other stars.
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Berry and fruit vintage jewellery

Berry and fruit vintage jewellery

Berry and fruit vintage jewellery

The world of vintage jewelry is large and diverse. It’s like the whole planet with lots of people from different age groups (mostly elderly and very elderly), and nationality. Among them a special place is occupied by jewelry from Austria – brooches and clips from the series of fruits and berries, which were produced in the 1940s – 50s. In almost every publication on vintage costume jewelry to that kind of jewelry is given a few pages. They really deserve to learn a little more about them. Multicolored brooches and clips – strawberries, pears, raspberries, grapes, cherries, lemons, oranges – have been favorites of many women. And now there are women who collect this particular series of jewelry.
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Charles Ashbee modern era jewellery

Brooch, 1903, Gilded silver, gold, enamel and turquoises

Brooch, 1903, Gilded silver, gold, enamel and turquoises. Charles Ashbee modern era jewellery

In the modern era to the forefront in jewelry came not a master craftsman, making similar to each other “commercial jewels”, but a jeweler creating a customized and truly artistic embellishments, which featured a new imagery that reflected the spirit of time. Thanks to the talent of authors, such jewelry art, along with the architecture and art glass, came to the forefront of the development of art in many ways defining features of the new decorative style. The principles of modernity determined work of Charles Robert Ashbee. English designer and jeweler Charles Robert Ashbee was born in Isleworth, on 17 May 1863. He was a man of immense talents and energy and a defining figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement. In 1888 he founded the Guild and School of Crafts in London’s East End. Seven years later, the school was closed, but the Guild, continued to exist for many years as an important center for the ideals of the Arts and Crafts period, producing furniture, metalwork, jewelry, enamels and printing on fabrics.
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Mikimoto pearl jewellery

Mikimoto pearl jewellery

Mikimoto pearl jewellery

Japan means pearl. Pearl means Mikimoto. Yes, this is the first phrase that comes to mind at the mention of Mikimoto. The slogan belongs to the Tokyo store: a poster once adorned its storefront. Mikimoto is the pearl legend, Pearly King of Japan. Mikimoto pearl jewellery history began in 1893 when Mikimoto Kokichi became the first to artificially cultivate the most mysterious treasure of the sea – pearls. However, at the time Pearl had so far only a hemispherical shape. Six years later Mikimoto opened his first pearl boutique in the prestigious district of Tokyo – Ginza. In 1905, Kokichi managed to create a perfect round pearl, and inspired by the success, the future Pearly King said: “I would like to decorate with pearls necks of all the women of the world” – well, looking ahead, we can safely say that he did it.
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Exquisite Vintage costume jewelry

brooch Chrysanthemums. Exquisite Vintage costume jewelry

Chrysanthemums Brooch. Exquisite Vintage costume jewelry

Exquisite Vintage costume jewelry

British jewellery company “Exquisite” (1914 – 1970) was founded by engraver Augustus Harry Power (1878 -1952) and Clarence Oswald Flint (1880 – 1946), in the city of Solihull. These two men bought the jewellery business from a jeweler named Walter Archibald Parker Watson (1880 – 1952). The Exquisite Vintage costume jewelry became especially popular after the Second World War. Normally, Exquisite hand enameled jewellery is recognized original, high-style standard, level and quality. Though the main brand name was Exquisite, they also produced Mirella and originally Myths and Magic by the Tudor Mint. They also produced the sterling silver souvenir charms for tourist visiting the UK. Exquisite costume jewellery was hand painted enamel, or made of gold or silver plate. The Exquisite jewellery is desirable, rare, expensive and collectible today.
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Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Inspired by sea Seaman Schepps

Sea air, warm sand, sunshine playing on the surface of the water – this is inspired by sea Seaman Schepps jewelry made of shells. Even in the name of the designer Seaman – “man of the sea” is heard surf and predestination of fate. But he was not the sea wolf, he was a lover of the gifts of the ocean. Manager of antique jewelry shop Mr. Schepps once had a chance to see what Fulco di Verdura, Duke and Marquis, was doing out of the ordinary shells, Seaman Schepps was impressed. Admiration turned into decoration, quite reminiscent of jewels by his idol – aristocrat from the coast of Sicily. However, Schepps brought his own vision in jewelry design.
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