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Rare vintage Mourning jewellery

Vintage mourning jewellery

A part of etiquette – Vintage mourning jewellery

Rare Vintage Mourning jewellery
The tradition of mourning etiquette included mourning dress and jewellery. Originally, it was a privilege of the royal courts of Europe from the Middle Ages. But from the 1840s, family-mourning dress became available in couture salons, or private dressmakers working at every social level.
The vast array of products included widow’s weeds, indoor caps, fans, underwear, gloves and black-edged handkerchiefs. Also, the special jewelry included black jet and “in memoriam” rings, brooches, earrings and lockets. In fact, mourning etiquette contributed to the development of early forms of plastic used in imitation of jet jewelry, and finally, to the development of modern fashion.
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Salvador Dali surreal jewellery

The Living Flower. Salvador Dali surreal jewellery

The Living Flower. Salvador Dali surreal jewellery

Salvador Dali surreal jewellery

– What do you want my heart? What do you wish, my heart?
– The beating heart of the ruby!

Dialog of El Salvador and Gala

Masterpieces – like children. For their birthday are responsible two. She was the muse, and he – the performer. He offered a brilliant implementation of each of her insane desires. She wanted to shine and luxury – he came up with jewelry. Jewellery Collection of Foundation “Gala – Salvador Dali” – a luxurious heritage of the genius.
The history of the Dali jewelry began in 1941. Dali drew sketches on paper, carefully working through all the details of the forms to the material and color. Then, he personally selected the materials and stones, and watched how a goldsmith Carlos Alemany embodies his idea of ​​gold.
Noteworthy, American millionaire Cummins Catherwood purchased the first 22 items. In 1958 the owner of the collection became The Owen Cheatham Foundation, which bought all subsequent jewelry creations of Dali.
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Flamingo inspired jewellery

Flamingo inspired jewellery. The famous flamingo brooch by Cartier. 1940

Designed by Jeanne Toussaint for Cartier brooch. 1940. Flamingo inspired jewellery

Flamingo inspired jewellery
Designed for Cartier brooch was acquired by the Duke of Windsor just before the German occupation. The generous plot size of the brooch makes it exceptional for this period. After the sale of the Duchess of Windsor jewelry at Sotheby’s auction in 1987, on the market appeared many copies of this brooch made of precious stones and crystals.
Flamingo – a symbol of the fulfillment of your desires. Called a fire bird, some species of flamingos have bright plumage resembling flames. Meanwhile, some birds have gentle pink color of feathers and are called the bird of dawn. Pink color of Flamingo for most people represents a symbol of beauty and elegance.
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Christian Dior jewellery

Gina Lollobrigida. Dior is quoted as saying 'I have designed flower women'

Gina Lollobrigida in New Look dress. The public saw first “New Look” collection in Paris in February 1947. Christian Dior jewellery

Christian Dior jewellery
The greatest legislator of world fashion, Dior magnificent decorations dominated on the world market in the late 1940s and 50s.
Born in Normandy, France, Christian Dior (1905-1959) began his career in the mid-1930s, selling sketches of hats and dresses to Parisian couturiers. Meanwhile, it was Jean Ozenne, designer for couture houses, who introduced Dior to the fashion world and to his clientele.
So, at the age of thirty, Dior devoted himself to studying fashion drawing, referring only to what he knew and appreciated of Edward Molyneux, Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Jeanne Lanvin. Luckily, he managed to sell his first sketches of hats and then of dresses to fashionable hat makers and couture houses. In addition, he managed to sell ideas to foreign buyers. Besides, publication of his drawings in Le Figaro contributed to his first public recognition.
Unlike his contemporary designers, who decorated clothes with unobtrusive, modest products, Dior jewellery was a mandatory detail of his collection. His early works had exclusive character. Among his clients were the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Margaret, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Guinness, Eva Peron. Later works were produced under license and in much larger quantities.
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Ilya Palkin Jewellery

Ilya Palkin Jewellery

Cat Silver earrings, hot enamel. Ilya Palkin Jewellery

Ilya Palkin Jewellery Studio is a small family business by artists jewelers Ilya and Vera, a husband and a wife. Their workshop is located in the jewelry capital of Russia – the city of Kostroma.
Their work is distinguished by a unique striking style. It is unlikely you will be able to find something similar elsewhere. Unusual and touching silverware of different warmth, delight and surprise. The range of works of this studio is very wide, both in terms of types of jewelry and in terms of jewelry techniques. They create earrings, rings, bracelets, wedding rings, brooches, necklaces, souvenirs, sculptures and so on. Traditionally, they use hot and stained enamel, niello, gilding, oxidation, etc.
The style in which jewelers work includes ethnic elements of ancient Slavic images, reinterpreted in a witty manner. Also, animalism – pendants with the images of cats, rabbits, and fish. In addition, elements of steampunk, arising out of nostalgia for the first decades of industrialization of the British Empire.
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Russian jeweler Vladimir Ufimtsev

Brooch Jester. 1995 Gold, enamel, diamonds

Jester brooch. 1995 Gold, enamel, diamonds. Work by Russian jeweler Vladimir Ufimtsev

Russian jeweler Vladimir Ufimtsev
Born in 1970 in Yekaterinburg, Vladimir Ufimtsev is a talented Russian jeweler. In 1989 he graduated from Yekaterinburg art school. He mastered the crafting in the jewelry studio of Vladislav Khramtsov. Since 1991 Vladimir has been a permanent participant of city, regional, zonal, national and international exhibitions, among which jewellery exhibition in Basel (Switzerland), San Francisco (the USA), Emirates. In 1992, he became a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. From 1993 to 1998 he worked at the Sverdlovsk jewelry factory. In 1998 he was awarded the gold medal of the Pushkin Fund and the first prize at the International Exhibition in St. Petersburg. The works of Russian jeweler Vladimir Ufimtsev are in private collections in Russia and abroad.
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Russian jeweler Eduard Nikitin

Ring Snail. Jeweler Eduard Nikitin

Snail ring. Gold 750 (24 K), Diamonds. Work by Russian Jeweler Eduard Nikitin

Russian jeweler Eduard Nikitin

Born 2 March 1961, in Chelyabinsk, Nikitin creates jewellery inspired by the mystery of past civilizations and mythical animals. In 1981, he graduated from the Chelyabinsk Art School, Sculpture Department. A member of the Union of Artists of Russia (1989), he has participated in International, Republican, and All-Russian exhibitions of jewellery art since 1980.
Among his awards – Diplomas of Moscow international jewellery and watch exhibition “Jeweler-2002” and “Jeweler-2003”. Also, the jubilee commemorative badge of Carl Faberge Fund (2011), and Gold medal for 1st place in the competition “Jewelry Olympus” (2012), to name the few. His art works are in Museums of Fine Arts in Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Helsinki, Prague, Haifa, and in private collections in Russia and abroad.
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