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Most famous hatter Mr John

Most famous hatter Mr John hats

Hat making as art. Most famous hatter Mr John

Most famous hatter Mr John
German born American fashion designer John P. John (1902-1993) became the most famous hatter in 1950s. As stated by “New York Times” in the 1940s and 1950s, Mr. John hats were no less popular than Christian Dior dresses. Associated with elegance and style, his hats appeared at Hollywood studios. Such stars as Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford wore his hats. His clients also included the Duchess of Windsor, Lauren Bacall, and Gloria Swanson.
The most famous work of John for the movie were hats for “Gone With the Wind”, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, and “The Painted Veil”. Ladies of high society, wives of millionaires, actresses, and opera singers – all dreamed about his hats. Noteworthy, at the peak of his career, John P. John produced annually 16,000 hats under different brand names.
The career of John (then Hans Harberger) began in 1919 with the fact that his family emigrated from his native Germany to the United States. Settling in a new place, his mother opened the hat shop in New York, where John started working as an apprentice. There he learned the basics of hatter business.
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Following Bochic rings

Following Bochic rings

Conquistador collection. Following Bochic rings

Following Bochic rings
Known for its timeless glamour, filigree design, Central Asian and Moorish motifs, Bochic brand uses elements in common with the armor. Its new Conquistador collection includes rings that cover most of the finger or all of the phalanx as a whole. According to company’s designers, they created rings under the influence of Gaudi’s architectural motifs and patterns of early Art Deco.
American designer David Joseph, in partnership with his wife Miriam Salat, launched his fine jewelry line “Bochic” in New York in 2004. Noteworthy, before joining his family’s jewelry business, he began career in music and film. According to design, each Bochic (Bohemian Chic) design highlights cultural influences around the world. For creating his jewelry, the designer used precious metals and stones – gold, sapphires, diamonds, rubies, etc.
Bochic rings are very recognizable by their one-of-a-kind la armour – style and innovative design for brave and stylish souls.
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Sparkling stars Aventurine

Sparkling with stars Aventurine

Silver Pendant. Sparkling stars Aventurine

Sparkling stars Aventurine
Sparkling golden shimmer Aventurine (from Italian Avventura – Adventure) is fine-grained quartz of brown, gray, yellow, red, green and blue colors. The effect of glitter is due to the inclusion of small flakes of hematite, goethite or biotite. In the compounds of quartz are flakes that sparkle and play in the sun, bewitching its brilliance. Any color of aventurine inclusions caused by impurities, so if you liked this stone, you can choose the color – yellow, brown, green, red, cherry, blue and even black. Dark Blue Aventurine is called – “The Night of Cairo” because it really looks like a dark blue southern sky, studded with stars.
Aventurine fields are found in Brazil, India, USA, Spain, Austria, Australia, Chile, Russia – in the Urals and the Altai. The name of stone Aventurine appeared at the beginning of the XVIII century, such name had similar sparkling glass – Aventurine. And the glass since that had become known as Goldstone.

There are several technologies for the production of sparkling glass, one of which was developed in St. Petersburg Institute of Technology in the late XIX century. Goldstone may also be of different colors – blue with the addition of cobalt oxides, green – with addition of chromium oxides, red-brown with the addition of copper or iron oxides.
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Precious umbrella handles

Precious umbrella handles

Stone cut art. Precious umbrella handles

Precious umbrella handles
Archaeologists claim that there were umbrellas in the XI century BC. This very time is considered the invention of the familiar to us and quite mundane object. Some scientists believe the birthplace of umbrella is China, others – Egypt, as in both countries it obviously was considered a symbol of power. In Egypt, umbrellas used only by Pharaoh, and in China – the emperors and those close to them.
In India, the umbrella was a symbol of wealth and power. The nobler was man, the more his entourage had the right to wear umbrella. Ruler had 13 umbrellas, symbolizing the sun and located around the 12 signs of the zodiac. In Tibet, white or yellow umbrellas are considered a symbol of spiritual greatness, while the secular authorities are more consistent with umbrellas of peacock feathers. Then from the East umbrellas moved to ancient Greece, then – to Rome, where they were used by women.
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Jewellery Theatre high jewellery

Jewellery Theatre high jewellery. Fairy tales

Fairy tales. Jewellery Theatre high jewellery

Jewelry House “Jewellery Theatre”
Organized in 1998 in Moscow, almost immediately, the company announces its entry into the “luxury” market. Everyone familiar with such jewelers as Cartier, Chopard and Tiffany, deservedly consider their decoration the top of jewelry. But not many people know that in Russia there are no less talented jewelers, in particular, “JT – Jewellery Theatre”. Noteworthy, Theatre jewelers work exclusively with precious stones and metals. Among them diamonds, gold, sapphires, emerald, rubies, and more.
Since its inception, JT has actively participated in the exhibitions, but became known after their exposition in the Moscow Kremlin in 2001. Later, in 2004, “Jewellery Theatre” has made a gift to the wedding of the heir to the Spanish throne Prince Felipe and Leticia Ortiz. Three years later the JT jewelers have created the crown for “Miss Russia”.
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Anti-ageing golden gloves

Anti-ageing golden gloves

Anti-ageing golden gloves

Initially, the gloves were not a luxury, but rather a necessity. They were made from a variety of inexpensive materials and used by shepherds, peasants and soldiers of different times. With the emergence of social classes, gloves came to symbolize the status of their owner. Gloves of kings and the higher clergy were richly decorated with gold, silver, pearls and precious stones. For mere mortals were available only gloves of deerskin, calf and sheep skin. In the XI-th century the gloves have become part of the liturgical ornaments in the Catholic Church. The bishops, for example, wore gloves, knitted from gold threads. Priests of lower rank wore only white gloves, which, in a special papal decree, symbolized purity.
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Fifteen Most expensive dresses

Fifteen Most expensive dresses

Most expensive dresses

Every woman tends to look elegant and stunning. Very often, in order to express their elegance, originality and fine taste, women buy exclusive dresses from the most expensive designers, not regretting about any sums. The creators of dresses, in turn, do not lose time in vain, struggling to create something unique, so that ladies could shine brightest dressed in their creations. Here is the rating of Fifteen Most expensive dresses.
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