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Eugene vintage costume jewelry

Eugene vintage costume jewelry, rare vintage brooch, 1950 US

Vintage brooch of rhinestones. Eugene costume jewelry, 1950 US

Eugene vintage costume jewelry
The history of Eugene jewelry trademark lasted for a decade, from 1952 to 1962. Collectible and rare high quality handcrafted Eugene jewelry can be compared to Haskell jewelry.
Eugene’s father, August Schultz, emigrated to New York before the First World War. August was the doctor of chemical sciences, working in Bayer aspirin. He and his wife had two sons, Charles and Eugene. Born in 1911 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Eugene was the eldest child in the family. His brother Carl was born two years later. In 1916 the family moved to New Jersey. Eugene’s mother, Elizabeth Duvall Schultz was one of the first successful female real estate agents in New Jersey.
Eugene graduated from the School of Design and worked as costume designer for Broadway shows in the 20s-30s. In the 30s, Eugene worked at Cartier on handmade Christmas greeting cards.
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Nepalese Ethnic Jewellery

Earring made in the 18th - 19th century

Earring made in the 18th – 19th century. Nepalese Ethnic Jewellery

Nepalese Ethnic Jewellery
Highlands of Nepal gave peoples living there a great variety of beautiful stones. These same mountains, as a natural barrier to civilization, have preserved unique Nepalese style decorations considered the oldest on earth.
The origin of the Nepalese jewellery art goes back to the era of the gods and legends of the sacred Vedas. Historically, the rise of jewellery art took place during the rule of The Licchavi Dynasty (10th century) and The Malla Dynasty (15th century).
Of the 70 nationalities living in Nepal, jewelers generally come from tribes of the Kathmandu Valley – Newar people. Ninety percent of all jewelers belong to those ethnic groups that traditionally pass their craft from generation to generation.
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Mazer Brothers and Jomaz jewellery

Mazer Brothers and Jomaz jewellery

Rose brooch. Metal alloy, green art glass, rhinestones. 1950s. Mazer Brothers and Jomaz jewellery

Mazer Brothers and Jomaz jewellery
The history of New York City based brand Jomaz began in 1927 and ended in 1981. His decorations Joseph Mazer marked with a complete name Joseph Mazer, or reduced to Mazer. Highly appreciated by collectors, due to their high quality, many Mazer works have reached us almost intact. In addition, Mazer masterfully worked with rhinestones. A specially treated glass and crystal, played better than diamonds. Made of high quality materials, Jomaz jewellery is an excellent investment for collectors.
Founded by Joseph and Louis Mazer, the company earned a reputation for producing good quality and affordable copies of high jewellery. Early works, most of which were made by Marcel Boucher before the opening of Jomaz company. Jomaz high quality products of 1930-1940-ies – flower and plant motifs, or in the form of bows and ribbons, adorned with artificial pearls and the best Austrian rock crystal. Made of sterling silver, or gold coated, necklaces for cocktail dresses, bracelets, earrings, brooches and double brooches in the form of crowns reflect the exquisite design line.
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Fulani Ethnic jewellery

Fulani Ethnic jewellery

Handed down between women through many generations Fulani Ethnic jewellery

Fulani Ethnic jewellery
The ultimate sign of wealth for many centuries, handed down between women through many generations – Fulani jewellery. Fulani, known for their striking clothes, and their ponderous gold decorations, is common for women and girls wearing silver coins and amber attached to their braids. Some of these coins are very old and treasured in the family.
Traditionally, the women wear many bracelets on their wrists, necklaces, earrings, nose rings and anklets. In fact, gold rings are a sign of wealth and indicate a certain status. Fancy gold earrings with a bow come in various sizes from small to huge, tied up directly to the ears. Their dimensions indicate the hierarchical position and the solvency of the owner. Fulani women love amber, considering it a stone that brings health, happiness, and love amulet.
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Oleg Cassini jewellery

Vintage Brooch 'Rickshaw'. Oleg Cassini jewellery

‘Rickshaw’ gold tone brooch. 5 cm. 1960s. Oleg Cassini jewellery

Oleg Cassini jewellery

Born on April 11, 1913 in Paris, his father Alexander Loiewski was Russian diplomat, and his mother was Italian Countess Marguerite Cassini. Cassini spent his early childhood between Russia and Denmark. His family members were landed aristocracy in Russia until 1917. In the 40’s and 50’s he designed costumes for 20th Century Fox and other studios and stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Grace Kelly, and Gene Tierney.
Iconic designer, Oleg Cassini was an officially personal couturier for Jackie Kennedy. Being animal lover he created collections of man-made fashion fur, the ‘evolutionary furs’. A late convert to animal rights, he blamed himself for the loss of 250,000 leopards, as women copied a coat he once designed for Jackie Kennedy. He renounced the killing of animals and kept his word by introducing micro-fiber fake furs in 1999. According to Cassini, what he was designing was as elegant and attractive as fur, but it eliminated the enormous cruelty toward animals. As a result, Cassini received the James Herriot Award (All Creatures Great and Small) as the Man of the Year from the Humane Society of the US.
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Zarah Art Jewellery

Zarah Art Jewellery. silver, enamel brooch of 1990s

Sterling silver, enamel brooch. 1990s. Zarah Art Jewellery

Zarah Art Jewellery
Founded in 1990 in Topanga, California jewellery company Zarah Co is the creative team of artists designers who work for people who cherish art. Their six lines – Zarlite, sterling silver enamel art jewelry, ArtGlass jewelry, Shell art, and Vinyl cut demonstrate inspiration with nature and animal world. The style and designs of renowned artists are unique.
Traditionally, the craftsmen use gold or silver, enamel, mouth-blown glass. Their handcrafted and handpainted nickel-free jewelry is fun to wear. Processing each item, they use solutions containing colored granules of glass. Fire-processing produces an alluring richness of color. Finally, they gold plate jewelry pieces with 24-karat gold.
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Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Beautiful woman wearing Ethnic Mongolian jewellery

Ethnic Mongolian jewellery
Ethnic ornaments of different nations of the world have long attracted a man with ideas and beauty. Natural environment has been the greatest inspiration either for ancient man, or for the best designers of our time. People from ancient times try to frame their appearance, enhance the beauty and stand out in a socially with the help of beautiful bright decorations. Among these decorations can be distinguished the unique ethnic jewelry ornaments peculiar to a particular ethnic group.
Mongolia has a rich history, many nationalities, and centuries-old artistic traditions. Accordingly, the women of these nationalities have their own characteristic decorations, and the most impressive of them are headdress called Khalkha.
Noteworthy, the main element of this piece – a special hairstyle, which resembles horns or wings of the mythical bird Hangarudi, stacked with silver hairpins. The basis is also a cap of pure silver decorated with coral, pearls, and turquoise. TTraditionally, rich women covered braid with special cover with sewn on them silver plates with filigree ornaments and splashes of pearls, coral and turquoise.
Called “suyh”, most of earrings are long, made of silver, red gold, decorated with turquoise, coral and pearls. Rings and bracelets are also made of gold and silver with engraved patterns, sometimes enamels. In fact, a full set of ornaments of Mongolian women could be 5-6 kilograms.
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