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Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooches

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch 1908. Sterling silver, malachite, opal, lapis lazuli, moonstone, sapphire

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooches. Sterling silver, malachite, opal, lapis lazuli, moonstone, sapphire. 1908

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooches were made at the beginning of the 20th century in Austria. Silver or yellow gold, they were beautifully decorated with various gemstones – agate, amethyst, bloodstone, carnelian, coral, tourmaline, hematite, jelly opal, lapis lazuli, moonstone, sapphire. Semi-precious stones of different colors, harmoniously inserted in the decoration lined up in vertical columns, giving the brooch an interesting geometric shape, and interesting color scheme. Josef Hoffmann (1870 – 1956) was Austrian architect and designer. He was a pupil, assistant, and disciple of Otto Wagner, and one of the pioneers of the Modern Movement in Austria. His mature style was based on the right angle and other primary geometric forms, but it was extremely elegant and refined, rather than severe. Hoffmann designed numerous Austrian government pavilions for exhibitions throughout Europe and many houses in Vienna, but his best-known work is in Brussels.
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Renoir-Matisse jewellery (1946 – 1964)

Renoir-Matisse jewellery

Brooch and earrings in the form of a maple leaf, white and yellow enamel on copper. Mid-1950s. Renoir-Matisse jewellery (1946 – 1964)

The exclusivity of Renoir-Matisse jewellery is still in the fact that their origin and existence harmoniously flourished in a short period – from the 1930s to the 1960s. Jerry Fels began his career in the company “Sceptron Jewelry”, in 1944, where he worked on the creation of original costume jewelry. In these difficult war and postwar years, young people particularly appreciated the beauty and dreams of self-expression, about which actually dreamed talent of Sceptron Jewelry – Jerry Fels. He had just finished his teaching in the National Academy of Art and, without hesitation, in 1946, still decided to build in his hometown of Los Angeles, a private company – Renoir of California, which specialized in the production of exquisite jewelry from copper.
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Jewellery company Sandor

Vintage brooch and clips. Jewellery company Sandor

Vintage brooch and clips. Jewellery company Sandor

American Jewellery company Sandor (1938-1972) began its history in 1938, when Sandor Goldberger founded it. Characteristic of his decorations – pastel flowers in a frame made of silver, decorated with enamel and rhinestone. In addition, he produced the figurines, which are now rare. Unfortunately, the company ceased its operation in 1972. Undoubtedly, Sandor Collectible Jewellery show original design and high craftsmanship. Most of the work released in 1939 had mark “Sandor”, but and 1940 costume jewelry had the signature “Sandor Goldberger.
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2016 Golden Globe Awards jewellery

2016 Golden Globe Awards jewellery. Cate Blanchett in Tiffany & Co

2016 Golden Globe Awards jewellery. Cate Blanchett in Tiffany & Co

2016 Golden Globe Awards jewellery. Los Angeles hosted 73th award ceremony of the Association of International Film “Golden Globe”. Most of the guests at the event – the nominee, future laureate, and socialites choose diamond jewelry in the classical frame of white gold or platinum. Even the house Bulgari, known for its tradition of using colored stones, showed jewelry in the spirit of timeless classics from the collection Diva with colorless diamonds of the highest purity. Nominee for the award in the category “Best Actress in a Drama film” Cate Blanchett has appeared on the red carpet in jewelry by US house Tiffany & Co: vintage earrings in platinum with pearls and diamonds (1915), a platinum bracelet with diamonds, ring with large diamonds from the collection of Tiffany Soleste.
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Traditional headwear Tembleque

Traditional headwear Tembleque

The pride of Panamanian women, Traditional headwear Tembleque

Traditional headwear Tembleque is a part of folk dress Pollera – the pride of Panamanian women. The cost of this traditional dress, known since the time of the colonization of America by the conquistadors, today reaches several thousand dollars. Even more expensive is the complete folk dress with jewellery decorations (peinetas), pearl beads, and a special headwear (Tembleques). Made of gold and pearls, their price can reach up to 15 000 dollars.
Besides, the hair of beauties – decorated with tortoise shell combs with a gold plate complemented with pearl flowers and two dozen of gold pins, one of which resembles a dagger. Also, no less complex are several rows of hanging accessories “duck tails”, “orange slices”, or “solomons” – twisted chain, reminiscent of the column, supposed to have been at the Temple of Solomon.
Meanwhile, the girls don’t miss a chance to show such an expensive outfit at every opportunity. And one of them – the January parade of pollera where the participants select main beauty. Her decorations complement another gold jewelry – a crown.
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Marvella costume jewellery

Marvella costume jewellery

Vintage ads featuring Large rings by the company. Marvella costume jewellery

Marvella costume jewellery
Founded in 1911 in Philadelphia, Jewellery company Weinrich Bros. Co. produced exquisite jewellery. Weinrich Brothers, the founders of the company, to designate outstanding decorations used marking Marvella (trademark), and, later, in 1965, the company itself was renamed “Marvella, Inc.” The company opened subsidiaries many times. In the 1950s the company developed a wide production of jewelry made of artificial pearls of excellent quality under the brand name «Marvella Pearls, Inc.». However, the signature was often modified, using different fonts, in the box, and, later, in a circle, etc. Anyway, the name Marvella was always present in one of the three inscriptions – Marvella, Marvell, or Marvellesk.
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British jewellery brand Askew London

The Black Prince - Rare brooch by the famous British jewellery brand Askew London

The Black Prince – Rare brooch by the famous British jewellery brand Askew London

The Black Prince – Rare brooch by the famous British jewellery brand Askew London. Ornaments and figurines and sculptures depicting blacks – Blackamoor were incredibly popular in the Middle Ages in Europe. On the table of great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin stood a statue of black African as a reminder of his glorious ancestors … And to this day, such decorations are incredibly popular. Despite globalization, they have not lost a veil of mystery and exoticism. This rare brooch by the famous British brand Askew London, depicts the black prince in a luxurious dress. Brushed metal colored Russian gold decorated with colored crystals and pearls in his ears, we see Prince earrings with red crystals. Exotic headdress completes his outfit. Beautiful brooch – a rare and interesting! Marked – Askew London.
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