Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

AJC funny jewellery

AJC funny jewellery. Vintage Brooch 3D cat on the toilet

3D brooch – cat on lavatory pan. Silver tone. AJC funny jewellery

AJC funny jewellery

Incorporated in 1927 in Pittsburgh, PA, American Jewelry Chain Co., known as AJC, ceased to exist in 1997. Their jewellery was incredibly popular, as the brand produced not only quality, but also the original little things. In particular, various figures of people and animals with funny slogans. And most popular comic theme – figures of Cat in various poses – catching mice, hunting for fish from the aquarium, sitting in toilet, etc. Also, many pieces were made for special days and holidays – St. Valentine’s Day, Christmas holidays, Halloween, etc.
Traditionally, the marking included capital letters AJC, or AJMC.
Noteworthy, the company produced jewelry marked “AJMC” – American Jewelry Manufacturing Company in Pittsburgh, PA. Jewelry of this brand is always of unusual design, depicting either people and miniature scenes from life, or fairy-tale characters, sometimes with fancy signatures. AJC and AJMC pieces are rare in the vintage market, so it is in demand among collectors and vintage jewelry lovers.
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Mimi di Niscemi jewellery

Mimi di Niscemi jewellery

Vintage poster. Mimi di Niscemi jewellery

Mimi di Niscemi jewellery
The history of New York based company Mimi di N Inc. lasted for thirty-five years. Incorporated in May 1962, the company ceased to exist in January 1997. Named after its founder – the magnificent jeweler Madame Mimi di Niscemi (aka Princess Mimi di Niscemi), the company’s address was 15 West 38th Street, New York, NY.
Born in Palermo Italy, Mimi di Niscemi went to the US to study at the Philadelphia School of Industrial Arts. While studying, she worked at Schiaparelli and Arnold Scaasi jewelry houses. Also, Mimi collaborated with Robert DeMario (1959). Creating jewelry for “Brania” (in the 60’s), she marked these pieces with Brania and Mimi di N.

Her long way in honing and accumulating experience in the best jewelry houses, allowed her to launch the jewelry business in New York. Her jewelry designs, mostly belt buckles and haute couture brooches and earclips are dramatic, bold and complex. She marked her jewelry pieces with “Mimi Di N”, “Mimi DiN”, “Mimi Di N Design”, or “Mimi DiN Design”. However, the first years, she didn’t label her jewelry at all. Noteworthy, buckles marking included the year of production.
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Nolan Miller jewellery

1990 The Black Dahlia. Nolan Miller jewellery

1990s The Black Dahlia brooch. Nolan Miller jewellery

Nolan Miller jewellery
Born on January 8, 1935 in Burkburnett, Texas, he became known as American designer of cinema. In 1957, Nolan Miller patented his brand in Beverly Hills and began to create images for the film stars of the time, designing costumes and jewelry.
In the series “Dynasty” Miller served as the principal costume designer, and at the same time, a trendsetter. Each week for the series produced dozens of new costumes, including jewelry. In the early 90th the project Dynasty was closed, but the work of Nolan Miller in the movie was not over. Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Smith, Loretta Young, Eva Garbor, Natalie Wood, Joan Crawford, Lucile Ball, Jaclyn Smith, Linda Evans, Sophia Loren, and Joan Collins – only a short list of the names of his clients. Nolan Miller also became famous as the private couturier in Beverly Hills. Also, Miller created his line of jewelry for the famous American chain stores QVC. It’s one of the most popular American stores “on the couch”, which sells luxury jewelry from Nolan Miller Kenneth Jay Lane, Joan Rivers, etc.
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Jewellery lover Victoria Lopyreva

Jewellery lover Victoria Lopyreva

Miss Russia (2003), Jewellery lover Victoria Lopyreva

Jewellery lover Victoria Lopyreva

Born July 26, 1983 in Rostov-on-Don, Miss Russia (2003) Victoria Lopyreva is also a connoisseur of beautiful jewelry. She follows the rule that diamonds if not the best, but very good friends of women. “Diamond – absolutely my stone. But I can not say that in other stones I feel uncomfortable, as I almost do not wear other stones”. According to Vika, she has a lot of jewelry – bracelets, rings, and necklaces. and she refers herself to the connoisseurs of jewelry.
Some time ago an unpleasant story happened to her. Some criminals robbed her apartment and all jewelry. Since that time she doesn’t keep expensive jewelry at home, as they are very dear to her. (From an interview of Victoria Lopyreva for Estet Jewelry House).
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Black wedding dress

Black wedding dress. The Wedding of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger at their wedding in the South of France, July 2013

The Wedding of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger at their wedding in the South of France, July 2013. Black wedding dress

Black wedding dress
According to belief, bride on a wedding day should wear the traditional white dress, as white as the color of purity. Black color is associated with the wedding fashion less often. However, nothing lasts forever, especially fashion! Perhaps the most black wedding which the world has ever witnessed, was Avril Lavigne’s: Gothic medieval castle Château de La Napoule in the South of France, black dress, black bridal make-up, black flower, black cake. The couple married on 1 July 2013 (Canada Day). Her black dress didn’t bring luck in marriage – on 2 September 2015, Lavigne announced her separation from Kroeger. The black wedding dress didn’t make happy other stars either – Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio in a modest black dress. Years later, after the wedding, the actress Sarah Jessica Parker admitted in an interview that the only thing she regrets in life – a black dress at the wedding.
“I wore black on my wedding day, and it was a huge mistake – said Sarah Jessica. – At that time I somehow felt that marrying in white – means to attract too much attention, and I was shy. Now I regret it, and if it were possible to turn time back, I would fix it, wearing a wedding dress whiter than the white of the snow, because only in this should be bride”.
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Paulding Farnham floral brooches

Paulding Farnham floral brooches

Orchids. Paulding Farnham floral brooches exhibited at 1889 Paris Exposition

Paulding Farnham floral brooches
At the beginning of the 20th century, Tiffany and Co. produced a number of fabulous, realistic floral brooches. Among them were realistically beautiful exotic orchids – notable designs by a talented jeweler G. Paulding Farnham.
Born in 1859 in New York to a wealthy family, he first started working for Tiffany’s around 1885, until 1908. Farnham became the artistic director of Tiffany’s display of gems in Paris in 1889. These extravagant orchid brooches by G. Paulding Farnham were in the firm’s display at the Universal Exposition of 1900. The brooches were among the twenty-four orchids designed by Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co.
Noteworthy, Tiffany & Co. received the Gold Medal at the Paris Exposition in 1889, largely due to the success of the enameled orchids designed by Paulding Farnham.
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Turning tears into diamonds Giovanna Antonelli

Turning tears into diamonds Giovanna Antonelli

Brazilian actress, Turning tears into diamonds Giovanna Antonelli

Turning tears into diamonds Giovanna Antonelli
Those of you who watched TV series “O Clone” (2001) might remember Giovanna Antonelli as Jade – hot brunette with Arab motifs. Indeed, her face has become known to almost everyone in every country. Her character Jade stated that she “turns tears into diamonds”. For every betrayal of Lucas she bought jewellery – diamond necklaces, earrings and bracelets. But when took off, she was still crying …

I just love her thoughts about love and jewellery. According to her, there is some connection between them: “Love can not be trusted. Love – is a snake pretending to be a necklace. You put it around your neck, for some time it adorns you, pleases you, and when you least expect it, it bites you and releases poison”.
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