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Anna Fanigina Verba jewelry

Anna Fanigina Verba jewelry. Vintage brooch from the collection 'Everything Changes, Nothing Is Truly Lost', 2009

‘Everything Changes, Nothing Is Truly Lost’ Brooch, 2009. Anna Fanigina Verba jewelry

Anna Fanigina Verba jewelry
Riga based designer Anna Fanigina has been creating unique jewelry for 15 years. Her brand name Verba means pussy-willow in Russian. Noteworthy, her creations include Latin wisdom tested for centuries. According to Anna, such wisdom actually can help in a difficult situation and suggest the correct solution.
Featured here her most exquisite collection made in 2009 ‘Everything Changes, Nothing Is Truly Lost’. The collection shows transformation of things and nostalgia – silhouettes of people, ships and pigeons.
Noteworthy, the collection consists of silver and gold plated brooches with inserted old photos, post cards and old costume jewelry pieces. Traditionally, Annd uses natural stones – topaz, garnets, aquamarines, amethysts, sapphires, antique and Murano glass.
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Dolce Gabbana 2016 head accessories

Dolce Gabbana 2016 head accessories

Spring Summer Dolce Gabbana 2016 head accessories

Dolce Gabbana 2016 head accessories
Tiaras, headbands, hairpins, combs, headphones, and the crown – impressive collection by the iconic Italian fashion brand. Without changing traditions, the designers dedicated to their homeland yet another women’s collection. Their show took place on the eve of Fashion Week in Milan.
According to the designers, a source of inspiration became vintage postcards advertising the most famous resorts in Italy: Capri, Florence, Rome and Venice. The collection was very bright, with excellent color combination, massive tiaras and hair ornaments of all colors of the rainbow, united by one theme – flowers.
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Buccellati timeless jewellery

Buccellati timeless jewellery. Carats aquamarine in Buccellati Necklace

Carats aquamarine necklace. Buccellati timeless jewellery

Buccellati timeless jewellery
The story of the legendary brand has its roots in the distant middle of the eighteenth century. Contardo Buccellati was the owner of the jewelry store in Milan. In 1919, his son Mario, having worked as an apprentice at the parents’ shop for six years, he opened his own business – and that was the foundation for an outstanding style of Buccellati, such as we know it today.
After the Second World War, in addition to the already existing Italian boutique, he opened stores in New York and Palm Beach. Finally, it was time to worldwide fame. Among the clients of Mario Buccellati were not only trendsetters, artists and poets, but the whole royal houses of Italy, Belgium, Spain, Egypt and even the Vatican!
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Frog inspired jewellery

Frog inspired jewellery

Beautiful brooch depicting Frog on a leaf, colored stones and diamonds in yellow gold. Frog inspired jewellery

Frog inspired jewellery
Traditionally, in many nations frog played the role of amulets and talismans of fertility, preservation of sexual power. Dried frogs even today serve as a home wards in South-East Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand. In China, where the frogs are called “heavenly chicken”, their figures are made of jade, as talisman of long life and wisdom. In Latin America, the frogs are considered fore mothers, and therefore protectors of all human spirit.
Many peoples associated the frog, and even more so toads, with a number of unpleasant properties. In Chinese tradition, the frog symbolizes the moon “Yin”. The spirit of frog from Qing Sheng Island is associated with healing and success in business. The “frog in the well” refers to a silly person. In European folklore toads were associated with witches as the source of the ingredients for magical potions, and sometimes had their own magical properties. The Moche of ancient Peruvian culture tailless frogs were among the revered animals and often appeared in works of art. Panama Legend says that frog brings luck to those who saw the Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki). In a variant of this legend is said that, by dying, the frog turns into gold mascot.

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From Watches to jewellery

From Watches to jewellery

Swan. L’Heure Envoutée de Cartier collection. Rhodium-plated 18-carat white gold, pear-shaped and briolette-cut diamonds, emerald eye. Quartz movement. From Watches to jewellery

From Watches to jewellery
In 1557, the Swedish king Gustav I brought to Ivan the Terrible gilded cup with the clock in the lid. Fedor, his son and heir came to the delight of the astronomical clock with calendar – Gift of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. Later, from Vienna arrived two musical automaton with moving figures chiming hours. Having become a prestigious thing and the object of admiration, they cost extremely expensive. To afford such luxury could only elite circle. In creating pocket watch took part representatives of various jewelry specialties. The materials chosen for the corps – gold, silver, bronze, precious and semiprecious stones, with the whole arsenal of methods and techniques of jewelry. Dandies wore several watches at a time, at least – made in gold and silver.
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Christmas vintage jewellery

Second life of vintage costume jewellery

Second life of vintage treasure. Christmas vintage jewellery

Christmas vintage jewellery
Many women have accumulated a certain amount of broken or simply unwanted jewelry that for a long time is waiting for somebody to bring it to life again. Let’s give vintage costume jewellery, precious buttons and crystal beads a second life and make jeweled Christmas tree, like this in the above photo.
Interestingly, brooch in the form of Christmas trees for a long time was sent to soldiers as a memory of family and home and to feel the spirit of Christmas holidays …
Christmas brooch – a special theme in the history of vintage jewelry in Europe and the United States. Almost every self-respecting designer produced to the most favorite holiday of the year a series of graceful figures that appeared on dresses of even the most discerning ladies. After all, when else can you take the traditional festive dress with a share of common humor and adorn yourself with a bell, a miniature Christmas tree or fawn – assistant to Santa Claus?
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B David vintage jewellery

B David vintage jewellery. Mother's Crown Pin by B. David

Notable Mother’s Crown Pin created in 1960s. B David vintage jewellery

B David vintage jewellery
Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, B. David company was not big, just a family jewelry shop. However, very soon the company became well-known and popular. The business lasted for 47 years, until it ceased to exist in 1993.
B. David elegant decorations are often compared to other pompous ornaments of 1950s. In particular, they were often smaller and made in a balanced color scheme. Also, the distinguishing feature was the use of a full-color “rainbow” stones.
Noteworthy, B. David specialized in famous to the whole world – Parent Crowns, or Mother’s crown brooches. Traditionally, such “parent” crown brooch was a perfect gift to a mother after she gave birth to a child. Of course, you will not find two identical crowns, because each of them was handcrafted and unique. These brooches have full set of rainbow colors of crystals and stones, and with a name of a newborn.
Undoubtedly, B.David was a legend of the American jewelry.
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