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Camrose & Kross jewellery

Jacqueline Kennedy wearing Camrose & Kross brooch

US First Lady, trendsetter in America and Europe, one of the most famous women of her time, Jacqueline Kennedy wearing Trifari berry brooch. Gold with rubies and diamonds. Camrose & Kross jewelry

Camrose & Kross jewellery
Incorporated in New Jersey on 5 May 1998, Camrose & Kross LLC owns two jewelry trademarks – CAMROSE & KROSS and JBK (Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy). The private company has been creating watches, silverware, and costume jewellery for more than two decades. Using art glass, rhinestones, metal alloys of silver and gold tone Camrose jewelers made replicas that don’t differ from the originals, neither in weight nor in appearance. For example, if the original patina or scratch is present, then the copy has exactly the same patina or scratch. The only difference is the material used in manufacture. Noteworthy, Camrose & Kross has been the world’s only company that has the right to make copies of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s jewelry.
This brooch was a gift from John F. Kennedy to his wife after the birth of their son in 1960. The couple already had a daughter, Caroline, by that time. This brooch has a certain meaning: two fruits-berries represent two children of the family. One berry (left) with larger stones is Caroline, and the second one is a newborn baby. Jacqueline loved the brooch and often wore it.
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Vintage Gripoix glass jewellery

Vintage Gripoix glass jewellery

Stunning floral brooch. Vintage Gripoix glass jewellery

Maison Gripoix glass jewellery
Founded in 1869, Gripoix jewellery house is one of the oldest, if not the oldest manufacturers of costume jewelry in the world.
Parisian glass worker Augustine Gripoix was the first who began to master the sophisticated technique of creating jewellery of glass, metal and artificial pearls. She revived pâte de verre – the art of melting glass.
Meanwhile, Gripoix jewellery house created extraordinary pieces for princesses and aristocrats requesting replicas of their precious jewels.
Also, fashion designers’ – Charles Worth, Paul Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin, Givenchy, Yves Saint-Laurent, Chanel and many others. Made in gold or brass, polished to a golden shine jewellery enjoyed great success in the times of the Belle Epoque. Noteworthy, Sarah Bernhardt herself wore Gripoix costume jewellery on stage. The company also created beautiful necklaces, crowns, brooches specially for the film “La belle et la bête” (‘Beauty and the Beast’) in 1946.
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Alyona Abramova unique jewellery

Alyona Abramova unique jewellery. African woman. Brooch manual molding with coral

African woman. Brooch manual molding with coral. Alyona Abramova unique jewellery

Alyona Abramova unique jewellery
Russian artist jeweler Alyona Abramova is a master of lacquer miniature. She graduated from Kholuy art school named after NN Kharlamov in 2004. Kholui – famous in Russia center of traditional lacquer miniature. According to the artist, she fell in love with this little piece of Russia, and is still in awe of its silence and nature.
Nature and silence – the best teacher for the artist. Brooches created by Alyona Abramova are truly unique and made by hand, using techniques of modeling and painting.
Traditionally, she uses various precious and semi-precious stones, mother of pearl, gold and silver.
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Welcome back vintage brooches

Welcome back vintage brooches

Beautiful model as an example of how to wear bijoux. Welcome back vintage brooches

Welcome back vintage brooches, or how to wear brooches
Ten years ago, we almost did not wear pins or brooches. Kept in old boxes of our mothers and grandmothers, brooches largely disappeared from use of our generation. Born in the last quarter of the 20th century, women did not know what they can do with all this wealth. Now it’s time to literally shake the old days. And to reconsider our attitude to the brooches.
After all, vintage costume brooch is beautiful, often symbolic decoration that helps us to create interesting and, oddly enough, modern image. Noteworthy, wisely chosen brooch can be a good talisman bringing luck and wealth, as well as an amulet against evil.

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Protective child amulets

Protective child amulets

Traditional Protective child amulets

Protective child amulets
Among special children apotropaic amulets almost all over the world are rattles or other noisy and ringing items driving out evil spirits. The Indians of the Americas used in this role amulets – rattles – dried gourd with dry seeds in them. In Russia – dried poppy heads and woven from birch bark toys, emitting a rustling sound. The descendants of the ancient tintinnabutum – equipped with bell suspension, depicting men with a huge phallus, suspended on a cradle throughout Europe.
In Central Asia, the bells were worn on a chain around kids’ neck; silver, bronze, copper suspension with bells became so familiar to all of us modern plastic rattle in the form of beads for strollers. Many apotropes were put to the newborn at the bottom of the crib or bassinet. In Europe over the cradle hung bells, horns and Fig signs (Italy, Spain), shells, cowries, and under the pillow put mole foot or claw of big animal, the rooster spurs, horns of black kid, scarab, brush (counting its “hair” distracted the witches from the child), a sharp object – a knife, scissors (the evil forces stumbled on them); amulet made of wax Easter candles.
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Vintage Les Bernard Jewellery

Vintage Les Bernard Jewellery. Collectible rarity vintage brooch from Les Bernard

Antique metal bow brooch, collectible rarity. Les Bernard Jewellery

Vintage Les Bernard Jewellery
Founded in 1936 by Harold Shapiro, Les Bernard jewellery brand grew out of Vogue. The Shapiro family sold their share of Vogue in 1962 and son of Harold, Bernard, and designer Lester Joy opened a new company “Les Bernard inc.” in 1963. A pioneer in the field of costume jewelry of high class design, Les Bernard created innovative decorations of crystal, glass, crystal, enamel, marcasites, silver and precious metal alloys. Those who once acquired decorations by Les Bernard, know that as a rule they are all of high quality. Besides, made in a variety of styles from Art Deco to Egypt.
Noteworthy, Les Bernard created jewelry for the series “Dynasty” for many years. Many ideas for the first time used by Les Bernard, can be seen in the products of Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy and other famous brands. The company Les Bernard ceased to exist in 1996.
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Hobe vintage jewellery

Hobe vintage jewellery

Retro ad. Hobe vintage jewellery (1868-1980s)

Hobe vintage jewellery
The history of the iconic jewelry brand Hobe began in the 19th century in Paris. Incorporated in 1868, Hobé was a family business founded by a French goldsmith Jacques Hobé. In 1927, his son William Hobe, opened the company branch in New York. William created designs and decorations for several Broadway musicals. The success of the musicals, as well as the advertising company, attracted a lot of new customers to the company.
Hereditary American designer of French origin, William Hobé was a favorite jeweler of Hollywood directors and actresses of mid XX century. He designed some of his jewelry specially for shootings. His bold and colorful handmade products had no equal in quality.
He first revealed to the world his talent, when at the end of the 1920s Broadway impresario, Florenz Ziegfeld, ordered the inexpensive but high quality jewellery for his show. Later, directors and actresses called Hobe “choice of Hollywood. Movie stars, such as Ava Gardner and Betty Davis wore Hobe jewelry.
William’s sons, Robert and Donald continued the business in Mount Vernon, New York

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