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Turquoise stone connecting hearts forever

Turquoise stone connecting hearts forever

Gold diamond flower brooch. Turquoise stone connecting hearts forever

Turquoise – stone connecting hearts forever
No woman can remain indifferent if her loved one gives her a ring with turquoise. And not only because it is a symbol of love, and one of the most beautiful among the gems. Its name comes from the Persian word “Firuz” or “Pirouz”, meaning “stone of happiness” and “victory.” The second name of the stone – Turkus is less poetic, and only signifies that in ancient times it was brought to Europe from Turkey.
Meanwhile, the Persians believed that the bones of those who died of unrequited lovestone formed the stone.
Noteworthy, if a loved one gave you the stone, and after a while the stone became pale, it means that the feelings began to fade.
According to belief, Turquoise has magical properties and as a lucky stone, is able to make peace between enemies, and pacify anger. Noteworthy, the stone has the ability to change color to pale, when the weather is bad, or if an ill person owns it. The gem enhances intuition, courage, insight, peace in the family, and brings happiness. Blue turquoise has a strong energy. Dark blue stone symbolizes the struggle against evil.
Designed for determined people and leaders, it helps its owner to concentrate. Also, to understand the purpose of life, and gives the opportunity to gain power and gain credibility. Do not forget that turquoise has its own character, so if an evil man owns it, he would not escape punishment from the stone.
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Catalan jeweler Lluis Masriera

Brooch Pendant with nymph designed by Masriera, made in the workshop of Lluis Masriera. (Courtesy Balcli's)

Brooch Pendant with nymph, made in the workshop of Catalan jeweler Lluis Masriera. (Courtesy Balcli’s)

Catalan jeweler Lluis Masriera (17 January 1872 – 21 October 1958)
Born in Barcelona, Lluis Masriera i Roses was a famous goldsmith, painter, set designer, playwright and theater director. He was the most important member of the Masriera family because he continued the family tradition. Third generation painter and goldsmith, he gave an international fame to his family. The creator of Barcelona enamel of extreme fragility and beauty, he made his contribution as enameller in the technique of plique-A- jour.
His personal style was based on Art Nouveau influences of Rene Lalique. He made exhibitions in Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, Paris, Buenos Aires and San Francisco, both as a goldsmith and artist.
Lluis Masriera became a benchmark figure in the cultural world of Barcelona in the first half of the twentieth century. In addition, he became internationally recognized as one of the most prominent Art Noveau artists jewelers. Today his jewels are highly appreciated, valued and internationally known. An example of this was the auction featuring works by Masriera organized by Christie’s in Geneva in 1970.
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Most famous hatter Mr John

Most famous hatter Mr John hats

Hat making as art. Most famous hatter Mr John

Most famous hatter Mr John
German born American fashion designer John P. John (1902-1993) became the most famous hatter in 1950s. As stated by “New York Times” in the 1940s and 1950s, Mr. John hats were no less popular than Christian Dior dresses. Associated with elegance and style, his hats appeared at Hollywood studios. Such stars as Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford wore his hats. His clients also included the Duchess of Windsor, Lauren Bacall, and Gloria Swanson.
The most famous work of John for the movie were hats for “Gone With the Wind”, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, and “The Painted Veil”. Ladies of high society, wives of millionaires, actresses, and opera singers – all dreamed about his hats. Noteworthy, at the peak of his career, John P. John produced annually 16,000 hats under different brand names.
The career of John (then Hans Harberger) began in 1919 with the fact that his family emigrated from his native Germany to the United States. Settling in a new place, his mother opened the hat shop in New York, where John started working as an apprentice. There he learned the basics of hatter business.
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Following Bochic rings

Following Bochic rings

Conquistador collection. Following Bochic rings

Following Bochic rings
Known for its timeless glamour, filigree design, Central Asian and Moorish motifs, Bochic brand uses elements in common with the armor. Its new Conquistador collection includes rings that cover most of the finger or all of the phalanx as a whole. According to company’s designers, they created rings under the influence of Gaudi’s architectural motifs and patterns of early Art Deco.
American designer David Joseph, in partnership with his wife Miriam Salat, launched his fine jewelry line “Bochic” in New York in 2004. Noteworthy, before joining his family’s jewelry business, he began career in music and film. According to design, each Bochic (Bohemian Chic) design highlights cultural influences around the world. For creating his jewelry, the designer used precious metals and stones – gold, sapphires, diamonds, rubies, etc.
Bochic rings are very recognizable by their one-of-a-kind la armour – style and innovative design for brave and stylish souls.
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Sparkling stars Aventurine

Sparkling with stars Aventurine

Silver Pendant. Sparkling stars Aventurine

Sparkling stars Aventurine
Golden shimmer stone Aventurine (from Italian Avventura) is a fine-grained quartz of brown, gray, yellow, red, green and blue colors. The effect of glitter is due to the inclusion of small flakes of hematite, goethite or biotite. In the compounds of quartz are flakes that sparkle and play in the sun, bewitching its brilliance. Noteworthy, the color of aventurine inclusions depends on impurities. So, it can be yellow, brown, green, red, cherry, blue and even black. “The Night of Cairo” is a dark blue aventurine which looks like a dark blue southern sky, studded with stars.
Such countries as Brazil, India, USA, Spain, Austria, Australia, Chile, and Russia are rich with Aventurine fields. The name of Aventurine, also known as Goldstone, appeared at the beginning of the XVIII century.

There are several technologies for the production of sparkling glass, one of which was developed in St. Petersburg Institute of Technology in the late XIX century. Goldstone may also be of different colors – blue with the addition of cobalt oxides, green – with addition of chromium oxides, red-brown with the addition of copper or iron oxides.
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Precious umbrella handles

Precious umbrella handles

Stone cut art. Precious umbrella handles

Precious umbrella handles
According to archaeologists, umbrellas existed in the XI century BC. Besides, some scientists believe the birthplace of umbrella is China, others – Egypt, as in both countries it was a symbol of power. In Egypt, umbrellas used only by Pharaoh, and in China – the emperors and those close to them.
In India, the umbrella was a symbol of wealth and power. The nobler was man, the more his entourage had the right to wear umbrella. Ruler had 13 umbrellas, symbolizing the sun and located around the 12 signs of the zodiac. In Tibet, white or yellow umbrellas are considered a symbol of spiritual greatness, while the secular authorities are more consistent with umbrellas of peacock feathers. Then from the East umbrellas moved to ancient Greece, then – to Rome, where they were used by women.
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Jewellery Theatre high jewellery

Jewellery Theatre high jewellery. Fairy tales

Fairy tales. Jewellery Theatre high jewellery

Jewelry House “Jewellery Theatre”
Incorporated in 1998 in Moscow, Jewellery Theatre brand almost immediately entered the “luxury” market. Everyone familiar with such jewelers as Cartier, Chopard and Tiffany, traditionally consider their decoration the top of jewelry. However, not many people know that in Russia there are no less talented jewelers, and “JT – Jewellery Theatre” is one of them. Noteworthy, Theatre jewelers work exclusively with precious stones and metals – diamonds, gold, sapphires, emerald, rubies, and more.
Actively participating in jewelry art exhibitions, the company became known after its exposition in the Moscow Kremlin in 2001. Later, in 2004, “Jewellery Theatre” made a gift to the wedding of the heir to the Spanish throne Prince Felipe and Leticia Ortiz. Three years later the company jewelers created the precious crown for “Miss Russia” beauty pageant.
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