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Jonette Jewelry Со – JJ vintage jewellery

The girl in the window vintage brooch. JJ vintage jewellery

The girl in the window vintage brooch. JJ vintage jewellery

JJ vintage jewellery
Run by Abraham Lisker, the company “Jonette Jewelry” started its activities in 1935 under the name “Providence Jewelry Company”. However, in 1937, when Nathan Lisker joined his brother’s business, the company got name “Lisker & Lisker”. But seven years later, after the World War II, the two brothers decided to rename the company, they just combined the names of their parents, John and Etta. Thus, in the state of Rhode Island, appeared “Jonette Jewelry Co”, established in 1944. Since 1970, the company became known as JJ, and each peace was marked “copyright JJ”. Meanwhile, their first success was as ballerina pin, brooches and figurines, decorated with mother of pearl.
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Kirks Folly fabulous jewellery

Pictured in white (left to right) Jennifer, Helen, and below Nancy Addison. Kirks Folly fabulous jewellery

Pictured in white (left to right) Jennifer, Helen, and below Nancy Addison (partner and a friend, a professional model). Nancy worked for the first few years. Kirks Folly fabulous jewellery

Kirks Folly fabulous jewellery
American company Kirks Folly, producing fabulous jewelry for 35 years, closed November 1, 2014, to the misfortune of its fans. It was success that made a profit. There were adult successors who could continue the business. Well, why then the company closed? I find only one answer – the favorite child, which they developed for 35 years and in which they have invested so much time, love and life, they could not trust anyone. History knows many examples when the control over the company changed owners and was sold, or remained only its name, which over the years lost its former appeal. Managers began to save, alternated with designers and grandeur go into oblivion. Apparently this fate the Kirks family did not want for their company.
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Imperial bouquet jewellery

Imperial bouquet jewellery

Imperial bouquet jewellery. 1763 Flower bouquet Blumenstrauß aus Edelsteinen. The Natural History Museum (Vienna)

1763 Flower bouquet of precious stones was a romantic spring gift of Maria Theresia to her husband Emperor Franz Stephan. The baroque bouquet is exhibited in The Gemstone Collection of the Natural History Museum (Vienna). Emperor Franz Stephan was interested in natural sciences and Maria Theresia shared her husband’s interests. The jewel flower bouquet weighs 2,8 kilograms and is 50 centimeters high. It is unique not only for the value of used precious stones, but also for the incomparable craftsmanship. A wealth of glistening artistically reproduced flowers and diverse insects made up of 761 variegated stones and 2,102 diamonds, along with the vase of rock crystal. The leaves were crafted from lime green silk. The bouquet is an incredible jewelry creation by Georg Gottfried Lautensack, a jeweler from Frankfurt. Even Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was intrigued by the bouquet, having mentioned about it in fourth book “Aus meinem Leben” (From my life): “Everyone knew of Emperor Franz Josephs great affinity towards gems, he especially favored colored jewels”.
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Pinky-Winky vintage jewellery

Set of jewelry 'Flight of the Star'. Silver. Angel with star brooch - vintage Costume jewellery 60s, marked JJ, earrings Wings of Angel- author's work from Pinky Winky

Set of jewelry ‘Flight of the Star’. Silver. Angel with star JJ marked brooch. Pinky-Winky vintage jewellery

Pinky-Winky – vintage inspired group of young artists, designers and jewelers engaged in creating unique jewelry, sculptures, toys in papier-mache, dolls, painting and home decor. Masters often create items in vintage style, often complementing the already well-known brands of 1940-1970, for example, to an existing brooch they create earrings or a necklace made exactly in the given style. The creative Moscow based team regularly takes part in various art exhibitions and fairs. Pinky-Winky vintage handmade jewellery can not leave anyone indifferent for their artistic approach and fantasy.
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Donald Stannard brooch for Arlene Dahl

Donald Stannard brooch for Arlene Dahl

Donald Stannard brooch for Arlene Dahl

This vintage brooch is from the capsule collection of beautiful Hollywood actress Arlene Dahl. Being already in middle age, she went away from acting, and has launched a cosmetics line, a line of lingerie and only twice released a collection of jewelry. A million profit company, all of her creations feature elegant taste and girls lined up in a row, in order to buy anything.
Assigned by the American auction houses as one of the greatest American designers of all time, Stannard jewelry pieces are becoming hard to find vintage treasures.
Noteworthy, he started his own line after working for Kenneth Jay Lane in the 60’s. His solo career began in 1972 and he gained steam when he was mentioned in Vogue. After that he became known for his designs being used in Broadway plays, TV shows such as Dynasty and being worn by the rich and famous. He passed in 2006 and his designs have become highly sought after.
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Huan Pham wire work jewellery

Dove Brooch

Dove Brooch. Huan Pham wire work jewellery

Wire Work Technology attracts few jewelers. It’s not about mass production, it’s about individuality and exclusiveness. And if the master feels the material, in his skillful hands is born a miracle! Among these masters is Australian jeweler Huan Pham. The artist always liked to experiment, trying a variety of needlework, beading, seriously studied professional literature, and finally found his calling in the manufacture of accessories in technology of Wire Work. Any piece of his jewelry is unique, easily recognizable by many connoisseurs of rare handmade accessories. Huan Pham – the man, whose work can not leave women’s hearts indifferent. Making wire work pendants, necklaces and earrings, Huan Pham uses silver and gold-fill wire, Swarovski crystals, natural stones.
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Eva Anders insect brooches

Eva Anders insect brooches. Brooch Bee Grushenka, the finest embroidery of shimmering gold threads, beads and sparkles

Eva Anders insect brooches. Brooch Bee Grushenka, the finest embroidery of shimmering gold threads, beads and sparkles

Eva Anders is a fashion designer and founder of the Eve Anders brand and design studio, located in Tallinn, Estonia. Eva has made the traditional craft of sewing mastery – Haute Couture art celebrating feminine beauty. She got her art knowledge during lifetime in The Art School, the Gold Embroidery School in Saint-Petersburg, and the Ricamo Alta Moda School in Rome, where she was trained unique design, quality, comfort, and fair production. In 2011 Eva Anders established The Eve Anders brand and design studio in Tallin. Eve Anders products are often called Eco Fashion Couture, as every item is handmade of natural and vintage fabrics, in traditional old time techniques by skilled masters. Eva Anders insect brooches are inspired by nature and the style of the great Elsa Schiaparelli. The sample of jewelry gold embroidery, insect brooches accentuate the unique taste of the hostess, wrapped in golden halo of mystery.
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