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Jeff Barton Meteorite Kaleidoscope

The Allende meteorites fell in 1969 at Pueblito de Allende, Mexico

The Allende meteorites fell in 1969 at Pueblito de Allende, Mexico. Jeff Barton Meteorite Kaleidoscope

Chondrules in a specimen of Allende meteorite viewed in a cross-polarized light using a petrographic microscope. The chondrules date the meteorite to more than 4.55 billion years old. This means meteorite is the oldest material known. The author of these stunning kaleidoscope images Jeff Barton from Richardson, Texas, USA. He began studying thin sections of rocks and meteorites in 2004. He taught himself how to identify minerals in thin sections by measuring index of refraction with a microscope. Now he uses a spectrograph and computer software, and he started taking photographs of the colorful bits in the meteorites. ‘Variations in optical glass and in mounting lenses can alter the polarization of light passing through the lenses. Making the photographs takes a matter of seconds to minutes, depending on how thoroughly you want to document the section and what you are trying to learn from it“, says Jeff Barton.
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Dominick and Haff Sterling Silver Art

Dominick & Haff Antique Sterling Repoussé Soup Tureen, c. 1884

Antique Sterling Repoussé Soup Tureen, c. 1884. Dominick and Haff Sterling Silver Art

Henry Blanchard Dominick was a descendant of George Dominick and French Huguenot, who came to America in 1740. His partner Leroy B. Haff first entered the silversmith business in 1867. In their early days Dominick and Haff devoted themselves to the manufacture of relatively small pieces. They were renowned for the quality of their vinaigrettes, chatelaines, and other fancy articles. The firm sold its wares to such establishments as Bailey, Banks and Biddle, a venerable jewellery and silver company with a retail shop on Chestnut street in Philadelphia. It was to that concern that Dominick & Haff sold the tea and coffee service embellished with repoussé floral and insect decoration which stands as mute testimony to the company’s standards of craftsmanship.
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Miriam Haskell jewellery

Miriam Haskell jewellery

Vintage ads. Miriam Haskell jewellery

Miriam Haskell jewellery
Born into a family of Russian-Jewish immigrants, July 1, 1899, Tell City, Indiana, Miriam Haskell was a famous American jeweler. She studied in Chicago University for three years. In fact, she wasn’t a professional designer or jeweler, but with her good taste and subtle intuition, Haskell accurately determined the potential of a jewelry designer. She just got a talent in it. Haskell jewelry reflects innovative design and very rarely replicate the form of jewelry, which partly explains the relationship of the company with show business, private clients and collectors.
Noteworthy, Haskell jewelry often made ​​its debut on the stage and in films. Florence Ziegfeld bought her decorations for the “Ziegfeld Folies”, movies stars Lucille Ball and Joan Crawford, Gloria Vanderbilt and the Duchess of Windsor wore her jewels. Besides, her decoration often appeared on television shows, Broadway Musicals, such as “Phantom of the Opera”.
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Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, from Russia with love. June, 2015

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, from Russia with love. June, 2015

The secret of success of Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr is her incredible versatility. The list of her achievements, titles and admirers is just impressive: one of the sexiest women in the world, Top 20 sexiest models, “Sexiest Woman Alive 2012”, “100 Hottest Women of All-Time”, Top 99 Women (annual AskMen’s list). By ranking in Men’s Health she appears higher than Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren. Her American fans call her “the most incredible girl-next-door look and she’s also insanely beautiful. It means women are not intimidated by her looks and guys think they might be able to talk to her. It’s a fantastic combination.”
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Sapphire Kaleidoscope

Sapphire Kaleidoscope

Sapphire Kaleidoscope

Sapphire (from Greek “sappheiros”) – blue stone, one of the varieties of the mineral corundum, precious stone of different hues, but mostly blue. Sapphire is one of the four major precious stones, rock and soul of autumn, it is an indicator of female constancy, a symbol of virginity, love of truth and goodness, purity of conscience and remorse. In addition to the usual blue color, Sapphire can be orange, yellow, green and pink (called “Fancy sapphire”) and colorless (“leuco-sapphire”). Highly prized as “star” varieties of sapphire with a vivid effect of asterism (star-shaped appearance of the figure in light of the crystal).
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Vintage Mermaid jewellery

Vintage Mermaid jewellery. Pendant, French, circa 1860-1870. Gold, enamel, foil set Burmese old cut rubies, pearl, mother of pearl

Vintage Mermaid jewellery. Pendant, French, circa 1860-1870. Gold, enamel, foil set Burmese old cut rubies, pearl, mother of pearl

Vintage Mermaid jewellery. Great storyteller Hans Christian Andersen romanticized mermaid pretty much, because originally it was just a creepy creature. The existence of mermaids has been known since ancient times. In Russia, mermaids were considered the drowned girls. Or the suicide girls who decided to end life because of unhappy love. It is believed that the biggest holiday for them is the night of July 7, when they come out of the water and dance. Mermaids are interested not only in mere mortals, but the powerful men. Russian Emperor Peter I carefully studied the records of Christopher Columbus, who claimed to have seen with his own eyes the three beautiful maidens with fish tails, frolicking off the coast.
Mermaid has long been an inspiration for jewelers.
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Enid Collins Vintage Handbags

Enid Collins Vintage Handbags

Enid Collins Vintage Handbags

American designer from Texas Enid Collins began producing these amazing bags in 1959. She became the proprietress of the same name brand. Non-standard, bright, cheerful, with a good dose of humor and self-irony – with her bags used to fall in love at first sight. Initially Enid Collins made bags with her husband Fred, right at the ranch. Only later, as the popularity of handbags grew, production was moved to a separate studio, and then appeared two factories in different cities.
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