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French jewelry designer Lea Stein

French jewelry designer Lea Stein

Josephine Baker Chocolate Dancer Brooch. French jewelry designer Lea Stein

French jewelry designer Lea Stein

In 1970-ies, French artist Léa Stein launched a unique collection of jewelry made from Rhodoid (high-quality plastic). Prior to that, she was little known outside France. Recently, her work has received worldwide recognition.
Léa Stein was born in Paris (France) in 1931. At the age of 26, she opens her own clothing design company, while developing the design of buttons for fashion and starts its production. Her buttons of laminate Rhodoid had a huge success. In 1969 she begins manufacture of jewelry.

The success became possible thanks to her husband, Fernando Steinberg, who discovered this material. It consisted of layers of painted rhodoid – cellulose acetate sheet, close to Bakelite. The layered structure of rhodoid allowed the inclusion of other materials, usually metal or fabric, such as lace. Making the cut and working on shapes, Léa Stein received a polychromatic “plastic”, varying in color and texture.
Jewellery, created in the 1970s includes rings, bracelets and earrings, but mostly brooches. The subjects are various: insects, cats, dogs, birds, children figurines, and ornaments copies Joan Crawford and Elvis Presley. Other favorite motifs included machines images, stars, hats, hearts, rainbow, eyes and flowers.
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Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery

Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery

Blue Butterfly brooch. Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery

Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery
The history of Robert Rose costume jewelry trademark began in Manhattan New York in 1946. Initially, it was a small family business built by Charles and Marion Rose.
Soon, their son Robert successfully graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York with a degree in jewelry design. And it was he, who took family business into his hands and brought it to the new stage of development. The renewed in 1987 trademark owned by Jewelry Fashions Inc is still active. Noteworthy, Jewelry Fashions Inc owns five more jewelry trademarks in addition to Robert Rose. In particular, R R (registered in 1997), ROBERT ORIGINALS (1995), “H.A.R.T.” (1994), “FOREM” (1986) and “AVENUE” (1986)
Robert Rose jewelry is very popular, thanks to the high quality craftsmanship and materials, beautiful designs and reasonable prices.
A truly family run business, the second generation of owners, Harry and Ron Rose continued their father’s work.
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Russian Jewellery brand Peraskeva

Russian Jewellery brand Peraskeva

Birds. Gold Brooch. Opal, rubies, sapphires. Russian Jewellery brand Peraskeva

Russian Jewellery brand Peraskeva
Izhevsk, Russia based Jewelry brand «Peraskeva» created in 2007 for just 1 year has achieved incredible success. Among the awards – Medal of Carl Faberge, and numerous awards for their artistic value.
Jewelry designer Larisa Galeeva – director and owner of “Zolotse” jewelry factory. According to her, she named the brand in honor of one of her great-grandmothers. Initially, it was a beautiful filigree ring in Russian style made of pink quartz and a lemon-yellow gold. The ring turned to be the most beautiful among other three rings, named also in honor of her grandmothers – Klavdia, Peraskeva and Ustinya. This is the story of the brand name.
The face of the brand has become a sister of Larisa – Julia. “All women in our family have similar appearance, like nesting dolls, so the face of our company has become my sister Julia, as in her youth Peraskeva looked exactly the same.”
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Abstract art and Kandinsky inspired jewellery

Abstract art and Kandinsky inspired jewellery

2001 set. Yellow gold, diamonds, icy quartz. Russian Gems, St. Petersburg. Author V. Chernova. Kandinsky inspired jewellery

Kandinsky inspired jewellery

In the history of modern art is not uncommon when the artists act as jewellery designers. An example would be the creativity of P. Klee, Picasso, Max Ernst, Dali, Kandinsky and many others. The inspiration for jewelers is often the work of other artists – sculptors, architects, and painters. Fine art in general, and painting in particular, are inextricably linked to the jewelry art.
Wassily Kandinsky is one of the most famous Russian painters, graphic artist, theorist and founder of abstract art. It was his work formed the basis of this stunning necklace and earrings, made by jewellery house “Russian Gems”. The combination of icy quartz, sparkling diamonds and gold, creates a subtle, refined flavor, softens dryly geometric forms that gives to the image amazing femininity.
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Russian Luxury Moiseikin jewellery art

Exquisite pendant, created in the image of the crown of the Russian Empire

Exquisite pendant, created in the image of the crown of the Russian Empire. Russian Luxury Moiseikin jewellery art

Russian Luxury Moiseikin jewellery art
The history of Moiseikin jewellery began in 1993, with the opening a jewelry shop in Yekaterinburg. Initially, Victor Moiseikin wanted to renew the Urals tradition of the famous Russian jewelry companies.
Moiseikin found talented jewelers, sculptors and stone-cutters who studied in detail the history of jewelry art in Russia. They thoroughly researched rare archival materials, including ancient sketches of such companies as Karl Bohlin, Carl Faberge and other pillars of the jewelry industry.
They also constantly monitored the trends of fashion jewelry, modern cultural preferences and major design trends.
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German stone carver Michael Peuster

Beryl and gold cameo. German stone carver Michael Peuster

Beryl and gold cameo. German stone carver Michael Peuster

German stone carver Michael Peuster
Idar-Oberstein based stone carver works with any kind of gems – agate, opal, amethyst, beryl, quartz, crystal and so on. According to Michael Peuster, his favorite statement is “Choose a profession that you love, and you do not need to work any more in your life”. The quote belongs to a Chinese philosopher Confucius. Indeed, Michael Peuster has found such profession. Brilliant stone cutter, jeweler and engraver, he has created a stunningly beautiful gallery of exquisite works, that are real masterpieces.
Striking realism of carved from gemstone sculptures of animals, birds and portraits is the result of many years of work, excellence and talent of the jeweler.
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Vera Yurieva stained glass jewellery decorations

Vera Yurieva stained glass jewellery decorations

Angel of rain. Vera Yurieva stained glass jewellery decorations

Vera Yurieva stained glass jewellery

St. Petersburg based artist jeweler Vera Yurieva creates stained glass jewelry and art objects. She works in her studio creating wonderful and touching decorations, as well as many other beautiful things. According to Vera, she became interested in jewelry in her childhood. After graduating from art school, she enrolled in the Saint – Petersburg Roerich Art University. In addition, she studied art history. However, the fascination with stained glass jewelry began more than ten years ago, when she found a job in a stained glass workshop.
In her stained glass ornaments Vera uses real glass that is cooked and cast into sheets. She also worked with stones and other materials. According to the designer herself, “I did not choose stained glass technique, it chose me. The confluence of circumstances.”
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