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Mineral jewelry by Anatoly

Cats on a roof, brooch made of carnelian, obsidian, pegmatite, cacholong, mother of pearl, verdelite, tourmaline, nickel silver with silvering. 6.3 cm

Cats on a roof, brooch made of carnelian, obsidian, pegmatite, cacholong, mother of pearl, verdelite, tourmaline, nickel silver with silvering. 6.3 cm. Mineral jewelry by Anatoly

Mineral jewelry by Anatoly
The creative duo, husband and wife, Anatoly Aronovich and Tamara Alexeyevna live and work in Moscow’s Maryina Roshcha. Anatoly and Tamara, professional geologists in the past, understand the value of minerals, creating jewellery of amazing beauty with high quality of execution. The happy couple have worked all their life in geology, and have traveled in geological expeditions all over their native country, from the far north to the Kamchatka. According to the master, since then stone gems have become love and passion of young geologists.
After retirement, they were able to devote their life and all free time to this exciting hobby. In the summer, Tamara creates mosaics of natural semi-precious stones, and decorates their rural way of life in a country house (dacha). Tamara has learned to handle semi-precious stones and can turn an ugly piece of rock into a bright, vibrant gem. Anatoly invents and creates from these placers bright, cheerful decorations. Noteworthy, the craftsmen use only natural stones, brought from various fields during their geological life.
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Jewellery lover Anita Ekberg

Jewellery lover Anita Ekberg

Swedish-Italian beauty, Jewellery lover Anita Ekberg

Jewellery lover Anita Ekberg

One of the most iconic faces of the 20th century Anita Ekberg passed away 11 January 2015. Undoubtedly, Anita Ekberg loved jewelry, wore tiaras, necklaces, earrings and bracelets until old age. However, her beauty outshone any jewelry… Meanwhile, better known as iconic Swedish-Italian and Hollywood actress, and a cult sex symbol of 1950-1960s, Anita Ekberg was Miss Sweden 1951.
Born Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg on 29 September 1931 in Malmo, Skane, Sweden, Anita Ekberg grew up in a large family, where she was the eldest of eight children. Anita started her career as a fashion model after she had won the beauty pageant in Sweden. Soon after, the crowned beauty left Sweden for the United States to compete for the Miss Universe crown. Although she didn’t speak English, Anita Ekberg entered six most beautiful finalists.
In the United States, Anita met Hollywood producer Howard Hughes, who advised her to change her nose, teeth and name (he said “Ekberg” was too difficult to pronounce). Future symbol of lush beauty Anita Ekberg wisely refused – “when I become famous people will learn to pronounce my name, and if I don’t, then name will not make any sense”.
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Mineral art by Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy

Set 'Autumn', metal, turquoise, moss agate, hot enamel. Mineral art by Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy

‘Autumn’ set. Metal, turquoise, moss agate, hot enamel. Mineral art by Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy

Mineral art by Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy
Born in the Kostroma region 14 December 1951, Vladimir Orzhekhovskiy is a talented Russian artist-jeweler. His father loved to paint, and from childhood Vladimir remembers himself sculpting from plasticine soldiers in hussar uniform. The first bike and the first journey on it to the horizon – it was a nearest forest. Thus began his friendship with a backpack and long miles trips, where he found the secret of eternal beauty and nature.
Vladimir creates amazing works of minerals – quartz, zircon, citrine, pearl, amethyst, rock crystal, aquamarine, turquoise, carnelian, jade, agate, and amethyst. Whatever mineral he uses, he tries to keep its original appearance not to loose its connection with nature. His decorative compositions, sculptures and jewelry pieces can not be confused with anyone else, so unique they are.
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Alien beauty Sasha Pivovarova

Alien beauty Sasha Pivovarova

Wearing traditional Russian kokoshnik (folk headwear), decorated with pearls, crystals and beads. Alien beauty Sasha Pivovarova

Alien beauty Sasha Pivovarova
If ten years ago someone had told Pivovarova, simple Muscovite, she would be known all over the world, she wouldn’t probably have believed. According to Sasha, she never dreamed of becoming a model. Instead, she wanted to become a painter and after school entered the Department of Art History of the Russian Humanitarian University.
Pivovarova fell in love with the artist and photographer Igor Vishnyakov. He convinced her that she is beautiful, and just born for the podium.
Then he had to convince modeling agencies. The photographer decided not to waste time, having sent his favorite photos to the best-known New York modeling agency IMG. And after only two weeks, 20-year-old Sasha Pivovarova has opened the Prada show at Fashion Week in Milan in 2005. Six consecutive seasons (unprecedented!) she was the face of the Italian brand.
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Firebird jewelry kaleidoscope

Firebird jewelry kaleidoscope

Necklace and earrings from the Golden Scarab 2014 collection. Light brown crystals, Czech rhinestone. Firebird jewelry kaleidoscope

Firebird jewelry kaleidoscope
This post features Jewellery inspired by Russian folk tale “Firebird”.
In a far away land a thief was stealing golden apples which had the power of bestowing youth and beauty from Tsar Berendey`s magic Garden. The guards of the Tsar were unable to stop this, for as hard as they tried, the thief always got away. None of the guards could even see this thief. The Tsar was frustrated for he needed the golden apples for himself, as he was married to a very beautiful young Queen.
The only person who spotted the thief was the Tsar’s son, Prince Ivan Tsarevich. As the night came upon the Garden, the young Tsarevich hid under a water bucket and listened closely to every sound around him. At dawn, the Prince almost fell asleep, but the silence was broken by a magical being. The Prince pulled the water bucket up slightly so he could just see through the thin opening. And there it was; The Fire Bird.
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Lid’oro goldwork embroidery

Lid'oro goldwork embroidery. Bag 'Travel to Piedmont' embroidered in gold and silk

Bag ‘Travel to Piedmont’ embroidered in gold and silk. Lid’oro goldwork embroidery

Lid’oro goldwork embroidery
Russian craftswoman Lidiya Doroganova has been professionally engaged in the restoration of textiles, embroidery and teaching for more than twenty years. She studied and began her work in St. Petersburg, and now lives and works in the Crimean Simferopol. She creatively works in the ancient technique of goldwork embroidery in her own studio Lid’oro goldwork.
Her goldwork restoration includes luxury bags and glamorous royal items with the highest complexity of execution. The author’s collection includes bags, brooches, bracelets and other unique handicrafts. Traditionally, she uses antique fabrics and materials of excellent quality, full of historical meaning. Noteworthy, every item is unique, performed in a single copy. Centuries of experience of old masters get a new life in her work.
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Natasha Poly on jewelry and beauty

Natasha Poly on jewelry and beauty

Fashion photo. Natasha Poly on jewelry and beauty

Natasha Poly on jewelry and beauty
According to the model, she has a weakness for jewelry, but for her is not important the price, but an event that is associated with it. Therefore, most of all she loves her wedding ring. “When dressing up for some way out, I always remember the phrase by Chanel: picking up the decoration, remove the last you put on. Indeed, a little more jewellery – and you already look tasteless. I think that when a woman wears a lot of jewelry, it is old. I remember my first decoration I bought it myself – long earrings in vintage style. But the first really expensive purchase was a watch Rolex. Small, but for me it embodied some new, unlike the former, a life which I was timidly entering. Today, the watch is worn by my mother”.
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