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Jewellery kaleidoscope

Jewellery lover Shining Anita Ekberg

Shining Anita Ekberg

Jewellery lover Shining Anita Ekberg

Jewellery lover Shining Anita Ekberg

This post features one of the most iconic faces of the 20th century Anita Ekberg, who passed away 11 January 2015. Undoubtedly, Anita Ekberg loved jewelry decorations, wore tiaras, necklaces, earrings and bracelets until old age. However, in fairness it should be noted that her beauty outshone any jewelry… Meanwhile, better known as iconic Swedish-Italian and Hollywood actress, and a cult sex symbol of 1950-1960s, Anita Ekberg was Miss Sweden 1951.
Born Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg on 29 September 1931 in Malmo, Skane, Sweden, Anita Ekberg grew up in a large family, where she was the eldest of eight children. Anita started her career as a fashion model after she had won the beauty pageant in Sweden. Soon after, the crowned beauty left Sweden for the United States to compete for the Miss Universe crown. Although she didn’t speak English, Anita Ekberg entered six most beautiful finalists. In the United States, Anita met Hollywood producer Howard Hughes, who advised her to change her nose, teeth and name (he said “Ekberg” was too difficult to pronounce). Future symbol of lush beauty Anita Ekberg wisely refused – “when I become famous people will learn to pronounce my name, and if I don’t, then name will not make any sense”.
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Mineral art by Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy

Set 'Autumn', metal, turquoise, moss agate, hot enamel. Mineral art by Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy

‘Autumn’ set. Metal, turquoise, moss agate, hot enamel. Mineral art by Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy

Mineral art by Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy
Born in the Kostroma region 14 December 1951, Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy is a talented Russian artist-jeweler. His father loved to paint, and from childhood Vladimir remembers himself sculpting from plasticine soldiers in hussar uniform. The first bike and the first journey on it to the horizon – it was a nearest forest. Thus began his friendship with a backpack and long miles trips, where he found the secret of eternal beauty and nature.
Vladimir creates amazing works of minerals – quartz, zircon, citrine, pearl, amethyst, rock crystal, aquamarine, turquoise, carnelian, jade, agate, and amethyst. Whatever mineral he uses, he tries to keep its original appearance not to loose its connection with nature. His decorative compositions, sculptures and jewelry pieces can not be confused with anyone else, so unique they are.
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Alien beauty Sasha Pivovarova

Alien beauty Sasha Pivovarova

Wearing traditional Russian kokoshnik (folk headwear), decorated with pearls, crystals and beads. Alien beauty Sasha Pivovarova

Alien beauty Sasha Pivovarova
If ten years ago someone had told Pivovarova, simple Muscovite, would be known all over the world, she wouldn’t probably have believed. According to Sasha, she never dreamed of becoming a model. Instead, she wanted to become a painter and after school entered the Department of Art History of the Russian Humanitarian University.
Pivovarova fell in love with the artist and photographer Igor Vishnyakov. He convinced her that she is beautiful, and just born for the podium. Then he had to convince modeling agencies. The photographer decided not to waste time, having sent his favorite photos to the best-known New York modeling agency IMG. And after only two weeks, 20-year-old Sasha Pivovarova has opened the Prada show at Fashion Week in Milan in 2005. Six consecutive seasons (unprecedented!) she was the face of the Italian brand. All advertising campaigns, demonstrations and activities of the brand – nothing passes without her.
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Firebird kaleidoscope

Firebird kaleidoscope

Firebird kaleidoscope. Jewellery set of necklace and earrings from the Golden Scarab 2014 collection. Light brown crystals, Czech rhinestone

This post features Jewellery inspired by Russian folk tale “Firebird”.
In a far away land a thief was stealing golden apples which had the power of bestowing youth and beauty from Tsar Berendey`s magic Garden. The guards of the Tsar were unable to stop this, for as hard as they tried, the thief always got away. None of the guards could even see this thief. The Tsar was frustrated for he needed the golden apples for himself, as he was married to a very beautiful young Queen.
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Lid’oro goldwork embroidery

Bag 'Travel to Piedmont' embroidered in gold and silk

Bag ‘Travel to Piedmont’ embroidered in gold and silk. Lid’oro goldwork embroidery

Lid’oro goldwork embroidery
For more than twenty years Lidiya Doroganova has been professionally engaged in the restoration of textiles, embroidery, teaching. She studied and began her work in St. Petersburg, now lives and works in Simferopol, the Crimea. Lidiya Doroganova has her own studio Lid’oro goldwork, in which she creatively works in the ancient technique of goldwork embroidery. Her goldwork is luxury bags, glamorous royal items with the highest complexity of execution. The author’s collection includes bags, brooches, bracelets and other unique handicrafts using antique fabrics and materials of excellent quality, full of historical meaning. Every item is unique, performed in a single copy. Centuries of experience of old masters gained a new life in her work.
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Natasha Poly on jewelry and beauty

Natasha Poly on jewelry and beauty

Natasha Poly on jewelry and beauty

Natasha Poly on jewelry and beauty: Like any woman, I have a weakness for jewelry, but for me it is important, not the price, but an event that is associated with it. Therefore, most of all I love my wedding ring. When dressing up for some way out, I always remember the phrase by Chanel: picking up the decoration, remove the last you put on. Indeed, a little more jewellery – and you already look tasteless. I think that when a woman wears a lot of jewelry, it is old. I remember my first decoration I bought it myself – long earrings in vintage style. But the first really expensive purchase was a watch Rolex. Small, but for me it embodied some new, unlike the former, a life which I was timidly entering. Today, the watch is worn by my mother.
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Swan jewellery kaleidoscope

Swan jewellery kaleidoscope

Swan jewellery kaleidoscope. Gold, Silver, Freshwater Pearl and Diamond brooch

In the Celtic folklore, the swan was often seen as a transformed human; occasionally the swan was believed to be a bewitched nun. It was considered lucky to see seven swans flying, because seven years of good luck would follow; seeing a multiple of seven brought that many more years of good luck. Hurting or killing a swan, conversely, brought bad luck to oneself and one’s entire community. Swan maiden is Celtic folkloric figure. The story of a young woman who is half-bird appears throughout the ancient Celtic lands. Sometimes the girl was said to be under an enchantment, which might or might not be broken; other times, no reason was given for the maiden’s double nature. In the dark of night, such maidens took off their swan plumage and left it beside the lakes in which they swam, naked and beautiful. Should a man find the feather cloak of such a woman, he could make her his wife by stealing it, whereupon she became a happy and hardworking help-meet. Should the swan maiden ever find her feathers, she instantly converted herself to bird form and flew away, leaving her children behind without so much as a backward glance.
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