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Rene Boivin jewellery

18 karat gold, Blackened gold, colored diamond, diamond, citrine, ruby Dog Brooch, Rene Boivin jewellery

Labrador retriever with a fully articulated torso, ears, paws and tail. 18 karat gold, Blackened gold, colored diamond, diamond, citrine, ruby Brooch, the collar removes for wear as a ring. Rene Boivin jewellery

Rene Boivin Jewellery House may not be as famous as Tiffany, Cartier, Bulgari and Boucheron. However, the work of Rene Boivin is a whole chapter in the history of jewelry, bright and beautiful. But popularity – matter thin and capricious, not everything that is on everyone’s lips, certainly the best. Some things are initially created for connoisseurs and dedicated. So, many of their works are made on individual projects for specific customers and clients. French jewelry house Rene Boivin lasted for about a century, from 1890 to the 90s of the last century. Rene himself (1864-1917) was a hereditary jeweler, studied from his father, silversmith.
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Oscar Heyman & Brothers jewellery

Pair of Platinum, Diamond and Colored Stone ‘Pansy’. Oscar Heyman & Brothers jewellery

Pair of Platinum, Diamond and Colored Stone ‘Pansy’. Oscar Heyman & Brothers jewellery

The Heyman family, consisting of nine siblings, emigrated from Russia to New York in 1906. Two of the brothers, Oscar and Nathan, had apprenticed at a Faberge factory, while another brother was an accomplished toolmaker. Together, they launched Oscar Heyman & Brothers in 1912. The brothers were master platinum-smiths who utilized only the finest diamonds and colored gems. In time, the firm manufactured and supplied jewelry for the most prestigious American jewelry houses of the 1930s. Flower brooches became the company’s signature item. Their magnificent creations are often unstamped, and require specialists’ authentication. Oscar Heyman & Brothers continues to be self-contained, family owned and operated business where the old world techniques of tool making, fine platinum and gold metal-smithing are employed in the production of each piece.
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The Aletto Brothers jewellery

Aletto Brothers jewellery

Aletto Brothers jewellery

The Aletto Brothers firm was founded in Naples, Italy, at the turn of the 19th century. Its founder, Bartolomeo Aletto, was commissioned to commemorate the inauguration of the Eiffel Tower at the Universal Exposition in 1889. The second generation jeweler became Raffaele Aletto, son of Bartolomeo, who worked for many leading Italian jewelers. In 1949, Raffaele’s son, Alberto, left Naples for Caracas, Venezuela, where he established a factory with over 100 employees.
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Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery

Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery. Pendant, ca. 1907. Gemstones, Silver Crystal Opal

Pendant, ca. 1907. Gemstones, Silver Crystal Opal. Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery

Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery
British duo of jewelers Arthur and Georgie Gaskin were Georgina Gaskin (1866-1934) and her husband Arthur Gaskin (16 March 1862 – 4 June 1928). Arthur Gaskin did most of the enameling and had a particular interest in medieval metalwork. Georgie was his main creative partner for Arts & Crafts jewelry. Arthur Gaskin was also an illustrator, painter, teacher and designer of jewellery and enamel work. He was born in Birmingham into the family of a decorator. In 1883 he entered the Birmingham School of Art. Here he met his future wife Georgie in 1888. She was one of his students. The couple married in 1894. Arthur and Georgie Gaskin started producing jewellery in 1899.
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Hattie Carnegie jewellery

Hattie Carnegie jewellery

Henrietta Kanengeiser (March 15, 1889- 22 February 1956) Legendary Hattie Carnegie jewellery

Legendary Hattie Carnegie jewellery
Born Henrietta Kanengeiser on March 15, 1889 in Vienna, Austria, Hattie Carnegie became a legendary American jewelry and fashion designer in the 1920s-1950s. She was the second of seven children of Isaac Kanengeiser and his wife Helen Kranczer. In 1900 their family emigrated to the United States of America. The 16-year-old Henrietta worked as a secretary in the Macy’s Store, one of the famous New York department stores. Noteworthy, it was her father, Jewish tailor, who had introduced her to the world of fashion. Elegant and beautiful Henrietta designed her own clothes and accessories. Meanwhile, Henrietta adopted the name Hattie Carnegie after she had met the local dressmaker Rose Ruth Purchaser. In 1909 Hattie Carnegie and Rose Ruth opened their own fashion business on East 49th Street in New York. Nine years later she founded the Hattie Carnegie, Inc.
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Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery

Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery. Cuttlefish. Superb Symbolist Brooch. Gold Enamel Pearl Ruby. Marks – ‘WLC’ monogram. German, c.1900

Cuttlefish. Superb Symbolist Brooch. Gold Enamel Pearl Ruby. Marks – ‘WLC’ monogram. German, c.1900. Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery (1861-1918). German goldsmith Cranach worked in the Art Nouveau style. His beautiful works are often confused with other jewelers’. Wilhelm Cranach worked as a forester, an artist – portrait painter, designer, and silversmith. He became known in Berlin as an artist of applied art and a jeweler since 1900. His rich jewelry was made in the Art Nouveau style.
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Arthur Pepper jewellery

Arthur Pepper jewellery

Arthur Pepper jewellery

Arthur Pepper jewellery by Mode-Art jewelry company gives us the knowledge of its place of location – New York. ART is the conventional name for collectors of vintage jewelry from the most famous and widespread stigma of ART in later works. Arthur Pepper founded his jewelry company ART in New York City in the late 1940s. However, the more reliable data about the company is absent. Even the exact year of the liquidation of the company is not clear, we know for sure that ART produced their last pieces in the early ’70s.
If to compare the amount of jewelry that are among collectors and dealers, the company’s heyday was in the mid 50’s – 60’s of the XX century. Indeed, it was the “golden” age of costume jewelry. Meanwhile, ART company produced jewelry in very different styles, including – the Renaissance, Victorian and Art – Deco. Basically, decorations included flower, fruit and leafy motifs, and very rarely – figures of animals and reptiles.
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