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Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

A gold sylph spreads her plique-ajour enamel and diamond wings to fill the dog collar plaque. The gold veins of the wings and the crustaceous tail covered with a thin layer of transparent green enamel. The ethereal being seems made out of air and light. Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery
French jeweler and glass-maker, Rene Jules Lalique (1860 – 1945) is one of the outstanding representatives of Art Nouveau. Lalique was a revolutionary in jeweler’s art in every sense of the word. Pushing aside gold and diamonds, he experimented with amber, enamel, metal alloys, glass, favorite semi-precious stones, horn and tortoiseshell. And – the most interesting – the public madly in love with his ornaments. The images and figures appeared out of the very thick fog of Nouveau: dragonflies and scarabs, peacocks and ears of wheat, thin silhouettes of women: in some of them is possible to recognize the features of Rene Lalique muse Augustine-Alice Ledru, whose father and brother used to assist Roden. Lalique always followed the rule of three French “F” – Femme, Fauna, Flora, which still remains the motto of the house.
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VS angel Candice Swanepoel

VS angel Candice Swanepoel

Beautiful blonde, VS angel Candice Swanepoel

VS angel Candice Swanepoel
She became the first model from South Africa participating in show of Victoria’s Secret. Swanepoel was repeatedly named one of the most beautiful women in the world. In 2011-2012 Candice Swanepoel took 10th place in the list of highest-paid models in the world according to the magazine Forbes, earning over $ 3 million a year.
By the end of May 2012 – May 2013’s ranked 9th place in the list of Forbes, as one of the most highly paid models. She has been participating in the show Victoria’s secret since 2007, and in 2010 became an angel of the American brand. Considered an icon of the industry, she was listed in the ranking of Money Girls. Also, she took 2nd place in the ranking of the sexiest models on the version of the site Models.com.
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Trifari costume jewellery

Trifari costume jewellery brooch Camel

Camel vintage brooch. Trifari costume jewellery

Jewellery lovers know Trifari costume jewellery under different names. In particular, KTF, Trifari&Trifari, Krussman and Fishel. Noteworthy, the company, founded in 1910 by Gustav Trifari, exists for more than 100 years.
Luigi Trifari, a jeweler from Italy taught jewellery craft his grandson Gustav, who emigrated to the United States and worked for several years in New York as a designer. In 1917, Leo Krussman joined him. Then, in the 1920s with them began to work Carl Fishel, and the company changed its name to TKF (Trifari, Krussman and Fishel). From 1930 until 1968 for Trifari jewellery design engaged Alfred Philippe. Prior to that, he worked as a designer for Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. Under his influence was created a line of jewelry that brought the company to a new level. Meanwhile, famous are brooches of excellent quality, which Philip created in the form of crowns and Jelly Belly. About the success and quality of Trifari jewelry can be judged from the fact that the company still exists today, having gone through several economic crises. Until now changed owners, changed leading designers, but eventually Trifari became part of Monet Group, bought by Liz Claiborne in 2000.
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Horseshoe jewellery kaleidoscope

Horseshoe jewellery kaleidoscope

Victorian brooch in the form of a dove and a horseshoe, 1880s, symbolizing luck, peace and love. Horseshoe jewellery kaleidoscope

Horseshoe jewellery kaleidoscope
A friend was visiting the famous atom scientist, Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr in his home. During the talking, the friend kept staring at a horseshoe hanging over the door. At last, his curiosity made him ask:
“Niels, it can’t possibly be that you, a brilliant scientist, believe the foolish horseshoe superstition?!”
“Of course I don’t,” replied the scientist. “But I understand it’s lucky whether you believe in it or not.”
Belief in lucky horseshoe quality – one of the most common modern superstitions among many people, regardless of religion – Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and atheists. Everyone believes that a horseshoe brings good luck to the house, but not everyone knows where this belief has come from.
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Symbol of 2016 Monkey in jewellery

Symbol of 2016 Monkey in jewellery. The Christmas bell, desktop sculpture of a monkey princess making photo with a Selfie stick, handmade jewelry by masters of Kostroma

Desktop sculpture of a monkey princess in a Russian folk dress, making photo with a Selfie stick, handmade jewelry by masters of Kostroma. Symbol of 2016 Monkey in jewellery

Symbol of 2016 Monkey in jewellery
To be precise – Fire Monkey, according to Chinese horoscope. Monkey has an artistic and eccentric nature, and at the same time strong intuition. Willful, capricious and unpredictable – it’s hard to guess what it is thinking about at the moment. Its actions are absolutely unpredictable and can change depending on the mood – it is as good and fun as aggressive and angry. The symbol of 2016 likes to travel, mountains, beautiful nature and new experiences.
To build serious plans and wait for global change in 2016 does not make sense: the monkey will do everything on its own. Just take it easy, because it is also doing its utmost for love, well-being and prosperity. Although not all like monkey’s antics and whims, after a fairly quiet year of Goat many will have to rebuild themselves for some time, adapting to the unpredictable nature of the Fire Monkey.
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Kaleidoscope of beaded baubles

Kaleidoscope of beaded baubles

Christmas bauble ornament decorated with beads, crystals and sequins. Kaleidoscope of beaded baubles

Kaleidoscope of beaded baubles

Handmade Christmas toys have already become collectible. And if you have retro ornaments from grandmothers you are lucky. No need to buy exclusive jewelry, the beauty can be created. Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing… ~ Grace Noll Crowell.

These ornaments remind us of the delight of the most important holidays of humanity – Christmas and New Year, when waiting for Christmas meant waiting for a miracle. And they take us away to the glorious Victorian era – the realm of luxury craft and creativity that continue to inspire. The process of creating such ornaments is extraordinarily exciting. What master who has ever worked in this technique, didn’t feel like Faberge! Decorated with beads of bright colors, crystals, shells, ribbons and sequins glass or satin balls is truly exquisite decoration for any Christmas tree.
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Mary and Maximilian love brooch

Mary and Maximilian love brooch

Mary and Maximilian love brooch dating to 1476. Engagement brooch given to Mary of Burgundy by Maximilian I of Austria

Mary and Maximilian love brooch
This rare medieval brooch from Vienna treasury depicts a couple in love – Mary (13 February 1457 – 27 March 1482), Duchess of Burgundy and Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (22 March 1459 – 12 January 1519). The brooch was mentioned for the first time in the list of jewels of Emperor Ferdinand I, who likely inherited it from his grandmother, beautiful and forever young Mary of Burgundy. Mary of Burgundy (13 February 1457 – 27 March 1482) was the heiress to the vast and wealthy Burgundian domains in France and was often referred to as Mary the Rich. She lived a short but bright life, died aged 25. For 5 years of her happy marriage with Archduke Maximilian of Austria she gave birth to three children – Philip the Handsome, who died young, aged 28, daughter Margaret (10 January 1480 – 1 December 1530), and the youngest – Francis who lived only four months.
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