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French jeweler Marcel Boucher

Playing cats. Vintage brooch by French jeweler Marcel Boucher. Made of jewelry alloy and pearls. The United States, late 1950s

Playing cats brooch by French jeweler Marcel Boucher. Gold tone, pearls. Late 1950s

French jeweler Marcel Boucher
Born in Paris, Marcel Boucher (1898–1965) was one of the most talented designers and manufacturers of the jewelry of the last century. He produced unique, the highest quality of workmanship jewelry, superior to all known brands.
Traditionally, Boucher jewellery reflects the classical and new creative trends. Made until 1971, all the jewelry was top-class performance, and it has become the hallmark of Boucher. Talent of Boucher, prized by collectors and fans of vintage accessories, distinguishes his jewelry pieces from others.
The marking included a patent number, MB (1937 – 1949), or Marboux (1938-1960s), “Boucher” (1950-1955), and Boucher © (after 1955).
Noteworthy, Marcel Boucher was one of the first to apply the so-called three-dimensional design of jewelry. In addition, he actively used the colorful enamel products.
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Feng Shui trees by Oksana Solovieva

Sakura in the wind. Materials used beads, copper wire, plaster, acrylic paint and varnish

Sakura in the wind. Feng Shui trees by Oksana Solovieva

Sakura in the wind. Made of beads, copper wire, plaster, acrylic paint and varnish. Sakura, or Japanese Cherry tree is a symbol of youth and beauty. It symbolizes good luck and prosperity, longevity of joy and peace. According to Feng Shui, sakura is translated as luck, love, beauty. Siberian bead artist and craftswoman Oksana Solovieva creates Miniature trees of minerals and semi-precious stones for interior decoration and Feng Shui. Creating her unique precious trees the master uses various minerals, including amethyst, quartz, garnet, glass beads, and also copper wire, plaster, acrylic paint and varnish.
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Sarah Coventry costume jewelry

Sarah Coventry costume jewelry

Golden apple brooch. Sarah Coventry costume jewelry (1949-1984)

Sarah Coventry costume jewelry
The history of Newark New York state based jewelry company Sarah Coventry Inc. began in 1949. The company’s founder, Lyman K. Stuart named it in honor of his granddaughter Sarah. Noteworthy, the company became the oldest direct selling jewelry company in the world.
In addition to Sarah Coventry, Lyman K. Stuart owned no less famous jewelry company “Emmons”. Stuart named it in honor of his wife Caroline Emmons. Both companies created costume jewelry collaborating with other companies.

Alongside with costume jewelry for women, Sarah Coventry made jewelry for men: tie pins and cufflinks. High quality handcrafted in 1960 -1970s Coventry jewelry prices were comparable to Trifari and Coro. Unfortunately, in 1981, Stuart filed for bankruptcy, and in the mid-1980s, a Canadian company bought Coventry.
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Swoboda vintage jewellery

Vintage brooch made as the gentle bouquet of natural jade and coral. Marked Swoboda

Galina Karputina collection. Brooch gentle bouquet of natural jade and coral. Swoboda vintage jewellery

Swoboda vintage jewellery
Edward Swoboda (1917–2013) created his company in 1956 in Los Angeles and called it by his name. He sold his jewelry at Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods of London, Neiman Marcus, and featured in showrooms in Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas. Once, Nancy Reagan commissioned Edward Swoboda to make his fabulous gemstone trees as gifts to governors. Besides, he was a favorite jewelry designer of many Hollywood stars.
Meanwhile, Edward and his wife often traveled to South America. From there he organized a continuous supply of semi-precious stones for his jewelry lines. Edward was a talented designer, and his education gave him the opportunity to understand perfectly the stones, that’s why the company was gaining momentum. In his collections Swoboda used freshwater pearls, gold leaf, a variety of semi-precious stones and unique design. This has always distinguished decorations by Swoboda, despite the fact that jewelry was not marked on the metal stigma until 1966. The product generally contained the company’s name on the cardboard tag of jewelry.
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Chinese Phoenix Crown

Chinese Phoenix Crown

Chinese Phoenix Crown

Mysterious blue material, which decorated the jewellery worn by Chinese beauties – kingfisher feathers. The dazzling heavenly color has not lost its kind to this day, even through the centuries. This material is present in the incredibly beautiful headdress – Chinese Phoenix Crown, known as Fengguan, a masterpiece of the history of jewelry. In ancient China, the dragon marked the Emperor, and Phoenix – the Empress. Chinese Phoenix Crown – a traditional ceremonial headdress of female nobility. The particular importance the phoenix crown reached in the era of the Ming. In the above picture – the ritual headdress Phoenix Crown for the Empress Dowager Xiaojie (Ming Dynasty, Wanli era: 1573-1620). It is currently exhibited in the National Museum in Beijing. The crown was removed from the tomb of Dinlin near Beijing. The crown depicts 12 of dragons and 9 phoenixes. Empress Phoenix Crown was worn only during important events: obtaining the title, visiting Ancestral Temple, reception of ministers.
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Bob Mackie vintage costume jewellery

Bob Mackie vintage costume jewellery. Brooch Angel of happiness, mosaic angel

Angel of happiness, mosaic brooch. Gold tone, enamel. Bob Mackie vintage costume jewellery

Bob Mackie vintage costume jewellery (1978-1987)
Born March 24, 1939 in the city of Monterey Park, California, Robert Gordon Mackie founded his jewelry trademark in partnership with fashion designer Ray Aghayan (July 28, 1928 – October 10, 2011).
Registered in 1978, “Ray Aghayan and Bob Mackie, Inc.” owned several trademarks on production of clothes, perfumes and accessories. In particular, “M” (registered in 1978), BOB MACKIE (1978, 1980, 1985, and 1992), including two jewelry trademarks. Both trademarks are no longer active. In fact, the company produced jewelry for a decade, from 1978 to 1987. Accordingly, any piece of jewelry signed Bob Mackie is a collectible vintage. Noteworthy, since 1980s, the manufacture of costume jewelry took place both in the USA and in China, so the marking includes fancy script “Bob Mackie”, or “Bob Mackie China”
Called “the sultan of sequins”, or “the rajah of rhinestones”, Bob Mackie designed dresses for such American divas, as Cher, Madonna, Tina Turner, Liza Minnelli, and Sharon Stone. He completely invented stage image for Whitney Houston, and in several world tours, she was wearing exclusively Bob Mackie dresses.

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Irina Vasilieva Exclusive Jewelry

Blue Rose brooch of silver plated wire

Blue Rose brooch of silver plated wire

Irina Vasilieva Exclusive Jewelry – light, delicate brooches, earrings and pendants woven from thin colored wires of multiple colors, vintage bronze or silver plated. Original author’s design and weaving technology has no analogues, and can’t be repeated. Jewelry Master Irina Vasilyeva interior designer by profession. Graduated from Moscow State Art – Industrial University of Stroganov. Irina is a member of the International Union of young artists and designers and an active member of the Artists Union of Russia, Department of Painting. Irina Vasilieva has been creating jewelry since 2009, participates in many exhibitions and various art projects. Since 2014 Irina – international instructor for working with metal clay ART-CLAY SILVER. She gives master classes to work with Art-Clay Silver, wire and various materials. Works as a teacher of drawing and painting in Art – Industrial University of Stroganov.
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