Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Andrea Fohrman Celestial jewellery

Andrea Fohrman Celestial jewellery

Andrea Fohrman Celestial jewellery – ring made of a rutilated quartz, black onyx, diamonds

“I wanted to cover women with constellations! Stars! Stars of all sizes,” proclaimed Coco Chanel of her first, and only, high jewellery collection in 1932. And Chanel was not the only jeweler to be mesmerized by astral beings. Los Angeles, California-based independent fine jewelry company consists of contemporary artisans and craftsmen recognized by stylists and editors around the world. Andrea Fohrman jewelers have created a beautiful collection of lunar objects in an array of guises including setting crescent moons in stunning statement rings of rose Gold, diamonds, malachite, lapis and quartz. Andrea personally handpicks each stone, which she collects from all over the world. Her pieces are made in 18k gold of mostly recycled metals. Andrea lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their two children and their golden retriever, Tucson.
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Maria Sparks steampunk jewelry

Maria Sparks steampunk jewelry

Maria Sparks steampunk jewelry

Based on the use of various mechanical parts and parts of objects, steampunk style is a popular fashion trend, has its fans in art, interior design, especially in the clothing and fashion accessories. Created by Maria Sparks original decoration in the style of steampunk – elegance, good taste and excellent quality. At the same time the main component of all these decorations are assembled stylish parts of the mechanical watches. Steampunk jewelry artist Maria Sparks lives in Oregon, USA. She has been designing and creating jewelry for 22 years. Watchmaker by trade, Maria Sparks has always loved working with antique mechanical watches and has always been inspired by the beauty of nature, Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco period jewelry. Each of her jewelry piece is of a kind, handcrafted and made on an original design by the creator. Maria Sparks steampunk jewelry is not just crafts from old clock, it is the real jewelry art. In the manufacture of jewelry used silver, gold, copper, semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals. Maria Sparks jewelry pieces are ideal for those who prefer unusual accessories, want to emphasize their style and personality.
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Michelle Ong Jewellery

Michelle Ong Jewellery. dancing acorns

Dancing acorns brooch. Michelle Ong Jewellery

Michelle Ong Jewellery
In my opinion, to view jewellery collection of high quality and craftsmanship is like visiting a museum. Indeed, even if you can’t afford to buy something, you come out full of impressions, inspiration, and with the feeling that you touched “the beautiful”.
Known for the production of custom-made unique jewelry, sold at international auctions, Chinese jeweler Michelle Ong lives and works in Hong Kong. Michelle Ong Jewellery distinguishes stunning complexity of the smallest details. And she carefully considers combination of colors and materials and the use of non-trivial style solutions.
Perfectionist by nature, Ong categorically refuses to release new creations on sale as long as they do not seem ideal to her. Noteworthy, some of her jewels can take months or even years to make.
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Memento Mori Christmas decoration

Christmas and New Year’s Gothic Christmas style

Christmas and New Year’s Gothic Christmas style

It would seem that our favorite holidays – Christmas and New Year’s day are very traditional, homemade, and even conservative. Their symbols are well-known and loved: fluffy green herringbone, flashing garlands, tinsel, glass balls, toys, snowmen, Santa Claus or Santa with reindeer, snowflakes … Some very old decorations are taken out of boxes were stored by generations of parents, grandparents, decorations from their childhood. People buy luxury sets of balls to celebrate this important holiday. The Goths and other fans of dark romance are not the exception. Gothic subculture followers thoroughly decorate Christmas interior filling it with Victorian style, post-punk, neo-Gothic decorations reminiscent of the style of Tim Burton – Memento Mori Christmas.
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Russian Jeweler Irina Velikanova

Silver pendant Hedgehog in the Fog, on the eponymous cartoon

Silver pendant Hedgehog in the Fog, on the eponymous Soviet cartoon

Talented Russian silversmith and jeweler, Irina Velikanova lives and creates her artful jewellery in the city of Penza. Irina is truly an artist, some of her pendants, brooches and earrings are inspired by two great masters – Salvador Dali and Gustav Klimt. Delicate, detailed elephant on long movable legs (brooch, earrings, pendant and figurine) is probably the most commented item. Some people even believe that the elephant made by Jeweler Irina Velikanova is much more interesting than the elephant made by jeweler Salvador Dali. That awkward moment when the copy is better than the original. The sphere of interests and hobbies of Irina Velikanova includes wire work, batik, felting, embroidery, knitting, quilting and patchwork, dolls and toys, molding, casting, macrame, papier-mache, painting, scrap-booking, photography, sewing.
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Elephant jewellery kaleidoscope

Elephant jewellery kaleidoscope

Brooch toy by Carolee. Gold plated, crystal. Elephant jewellery kaleidoscope

Elephant jewellery kaleidoscope
“Seven elephants of happiness” – popular during the XX century in Europe (in the narrow-minded and petty-bourgeois environment) set of decreases from the first to the seventh sculptures of elephants. But as time passed, the era has changed, and elephant ornaments again have appeared at flea markets and antique shops.
They once again put in a prominent place, often without thinking, just out of habit. Seven elephants symbolize comfort, reliability and a homey atmosphere. From the Indians began the custom of giving Seven elephants of happiness – figurines made of bone, wood or other material. Legend says that childless women come to the elephants, asking them for help to have a heir.
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Chinese hair style through centuries

Chinese hair style through centuries

Chinese hair style through centuries

People decorated, decorate and will always adorn themselves. Even historical (archaeological) excavations show that in the most distant times people lacked of the desire and effort to create and wear jewelry. And in the vast majority of cultures, jewelry worn by people were not just something nice. The desire of people to create a system of symbols, signs was very high. It’s all helped to distinguish between tribal affiliation, religious customs, marital status, cultural practices of each other.
Chinese culture – one of the oldest cultures, which managed to preserve its history. At all times, these people considered hair care, their symbolic value to be very important. The way they trimmed and combed hair demonstrated the civil or social status, religion or profession. Negligence, untidy hair was considered a sign of illness or depression.
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