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DSQUARED2 fashion costume jewelry

Cross shaped haute couture brooch. Gold plated, red acrylic resin, crystals. 1990s. DSQUARED2 fashion costume jewelry

Cross shaped haute couture brooch. Gold plated, red acrylic resin, crystals. 1990s. DSQUARED2 fashion costume jewelry

DSQUARED2 fashion costume jewelry

The history of the DSquared2 jewelry brand began in 1997, founded by a well-known international fashion house DSquared2. Its founders are Canadian-born brothers, Italian designers Dean and Dan Catenacci (b. 1964) who launched their first menswear collection under the Dsquared² brand in Milan in 1994.
Noteworthy, Madonna was the first who noticed the brothers, ordering concert costumes for her new video, and then a whole series of outfits for the 2002 world tour. According to the brothers, Madonna has always been a source of inspiration for them. “When the love turned out to be mutual, we began to create even more.” Now the brand is popular all over the world, and such celebrities as Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Britney Spears and other stars prefer DSQUARED2 perfumes, clothes and jewelry.
Jewelry labeled DSQUARED2 has been created since 1997 for fashion shows and brand advertising. The material for creating jewelry is very diverse, from plastic and leather to shells and metal alloys, silver and gold. The talented designers willingly use enamel and wood, natural soft stones, suede, rhinestones and crystals.
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Cynthia Chuang whimsical porcelain jewelry

Adorable cat ceramic brooch. Cynthia Chuang whimsical porcelain jewelry

Adorable cat ceramic brooch. Cynthia Chuang whimsical porcelain jewelry

Cynthia Chuang whimsical porcelain jewelry
The history of Jewelry 10, Inc. began in 1986 in Locust Valley, New York. It was a family business founded by Hui Fang Chuang (aka Cynthia Chuang) and her husband Erh-Ping Tsai.
Born and raised in Taiwan, future jewelry designers Hui Fang Chuan (born 1951) and Erh-Ping Tsai (born 1950) graduated from the National Taiwan Academy of Arts. After graduation, the couple moved to New York. They went on to study art at the Parsons School of Design and the New York Studio of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.
Cynthia Chuang and Erh-Ping Tsai create colorful wearable art objects with animalistic designs. Traditionally, the designers use porcelain, ceramics, metal alloys, semi-precious stones, clay, paints and more. The maker’s mark on the reverse side of brooches, pendants and bracelets includes the name of the company “Jewelery 10 company” and a copyright mark.
According to the designers, their work reflects the essence and humorous spirit of living creatures. Noteworthy, their daughter Sue Tsai (b. 1987, New York), who grew up in a creative atmosphere, is also a talented multimedia artist. She has been a regular participant of art exhibitions since 2013.
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Kanaris vintage fine jewelry

Kanaris vintage fine jewelry

Pansy flower earrings. White and pink quartz, 18 K gold, amethyst. 1990s. Kanaris vintage fine jewelry

Kanaris vintage fine jewelry (1980-2008)
Located at 150 Worth Ave, Palm Beach, Florida, Kanaris Fine Jewelry began in 1995. However, its founder, Greek American Evangelos G Kanaris (born 1951), had been running a successful jewelry business long before that. Evangelos, along with his wife Vera, started their jewelry business in the early 1980s under the brand name “Vera and Vagos”.
Subsequently, Evangelos Kanaris opened several shops and companies for the production, sale and repair of jewelry in other states of the United States, Europe and Thailand. Among them, in particular, Kanaris Fine Jewelry At Galleria Mall, Inc. (1999), Vangelis Manufacturing Inc. (2001), Kanaris Intl Imports, Inc. (2001), Island Treasures Limited Inc. (2003), Kanaris Jewelry Consultant and Broker Inc. (2008), and Vangelis Corp (2008). Due to some problems related to criminal prosecution and subsequent legal proceedings in 2011, all companies ceased to exist.
Creating exclusive jewelry since 1980, Evangelos has traditionally used precious metals and stones – high-quality gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, amethysts, rubies, etc. Today, jewelry marked with capital letters KANARIS and gold or silver hallmarks are sold at the most prestigious auctions.
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Brazilian jeweler Haroldo Burle-Marx

Garnet and gold necklace, ring and earrings. Brazilian jeweler Haroldo Burle-Marx (1911-1991)

Garnet and gold necklace, ring and earrings. Brazilian jeweler Haroldo Burle-Marx (1911-1991)

Brazilian jeweler Haroldo Burle-Marx
Born into a noble Brazilian family, Haroldo Burle Marx (1911-1991) was the youngest of three brothers who created a world famous jewelry brand. His elder brothers, Walter and Roberto, each became equally successful in their respective fields. So, Walter was a famous composer, and Roberto became famous for his unique landscape designs, which still attract thousands of tourists to Brazil.
The history of the jewelry brand Burle Marx began in 1945 in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, when Haroldo opened his own jewelry workshop. Noteworthy, before starting his business, Haroldo studied gemology at Idar-Oberstein, the center of the gem-cutting industry in Germany. In addition, for four years he improved his skills by working as an apprentice in a jewelry workshop.
An innovator in diamond cutting and gemology, as well as a talented modernist jeweler, he made his business highly successful. His clients included royalty, celebrities and movie stars. He was often asked by the Brazilian government to design jewelry for visiting dignitaries, including Pope John Paul II.
Traditionally, Haroldo used gold, Brazilian gemstones including amethyst, opal, topaz, aquamarine, tourmaline and garnet.
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French jeweler Pierre Sterle

Falconer with bird, brooch in gold, mother-of-pearl, turquoise and diamonds. 1970, French jeweler Pierre Sterle (1905–1978)

Falconer with bird, brooch in gold, mother-of-pearl, turquoise and diamonds. 1970, French jeweler Pierre Sterle (1905–1978)

French jeweler Pierre Sterle
Born into a privileged family of bankers, Pierre Sterlé (1905–1978) was not destined to continue the family business. His father died during the First World War, and the boy was raised by his uncle, a well-known jeweler whose workshop was located on Castiglione Street in Paris. Thanks to his uncle, who instilled in the boy a love of art, he discovered the universe that determined his future.
In 1934, Pierre Sterlé opened an unnamed workshop on rue Sainte-Anne in Paris and began designing pieces for renowned jewellery brands. Among them, in particular, Boucheron, Chaumet, Ostertag, and others. In addition, in 1939 he began to produce exclusive pieces for celebrities and private individuals.
In 1943 his studio moved to 43 avenue de l’Opera, near Place Vendôme. Approaching the world of high fashion, jewelry designer Pierre Sterle quickly gained an international clientele and reputation. In 1950, King Farouk of Egypt commissioned the crown for his wife, Queen Narriman. Shortly thereafter, royalty and the most important jewelry buyers of the day became regulars.
Noteworthy, it took Pierre almost ten years before he began to create under his own name.
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American jewelry designer Henry Dunay

Matte-finished 18k gold contrasts with pavé diamonds and highly polished gold in this elegant collar necklace. 1980s. American jewelry designer Henry Dunay

Matte-finished 18k gold contrasts with pavé diamonds and highly polished gold in this elegant collar necklace. 1980s. American jewelry designer Henry Dunay

American jewelry designer Henry Dunay
There have been several prominent artists in the US whose work has influenced jewelry styles internationally. Among them, in particular, New York designer Henry Dunay, born in New Jersey, May 1, 1935. A Pole by birth, 18-year-old Henry Loniewski took the surname of his mother – Dunay. Already in 1956, a talented designer founded his own company. However, he caught the attention of Europe in the early 1980s, when he was one of the first American designers to take part in the Basel Jewellery Fair (Edelstein, 1989).
His sculpted and “faceted” gold jewelry with textured finishes and brushed gold attracted particular attention. Dunay also introduced a line of woven gold jewelry from women’s necklaces and earrings to men’s bracelets and cufflinks. The design of these decorations included rounded squares, soft knots, “candy swirls” and curls similar to shells. The contrast of textured and smooth finishes gave the decorations a special beauty. Often, Dunay enriched his jewelry designs by decorating them with baguette diamonds, and he succeeded in this technique.
Dunay has become a frequent winner of De Beers Diamond, Diamonds International, Diamonds Today and many, many others. There are more than 50 awards in his list!
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Art Deco jewelry designer Gerard Sandoz

Enamel and onyx cigarette cases. 1920-30s. Art Deco jewelry designer Gerard Sandoz (1902-1995)

Eggshell, lacquer, enamel and onyx cigarette cases. Art Deco jewelry designer Gerard Sandoz (1902-1995)

Art Deco jewelry designer Gerard Sandoz (1902-1995)
The history of Gerard Sandoz (1902 – 1995) Art Deco jewelry spans a short period of 1920-1934. A contemporary of the 20th century, Gerard Sandoz was an outstanding artist, designer and jeweler. His fate (like the fate of Raymond Templier or Jean Fouquet) was determined by family traditions. Under the strict guidance of his father, goldsmith Gustave-Roger Sandoz, at the age of 18 he took his first steps in the jewelry business.
A member of the Union of Contemporary Artists (the Union des Artistes Moderns), Gerard preferred simple forms and geometric lines. Being colorblind, he preferred to work with contrasting colors such as coral, gold, silver, black lacquer and white eggshell.
A contemporary of the 20th century, Gerard Sandoz took inspiration in the modern Machine Age world, architecture, automobiles, and the Jazz Age aesthetic that formed around him. However, Gerard’s career in the jewelry field was unexpectedly short, because in 1928 his father sold his business to Georges L’Enfant, for whom Gerard worked as art director until 1934.
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