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French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger

The brooch 'Bird on a Rock'. Tiffany Diamond. image - Wikipedia. French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger

‘Bird on a Rock’ brooch. 1965. French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger

French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger
Born in Mulhouse, France, Jean Schlumberger was the son of Paul Albert Edward Schlumberger (1877 – 1952) and Elizabeth Schoen (1884 – 1942), who worked in the textile industry. Already in his youth, Jean showed talent for drawing, but his parents tried to discourage him from the artistic activity, forbidding him to undertake formal training.
In 1930, his father sent his son to Berlin to be engaged in banking activities. However, Jean finds a complete lack of interest and talent for numbers, and soon moved to Paris. In Paris, Schlumberger began to create jewelry with porcelain flowers and precious stones. He gave these products to his friends, among whom was Marina, Duchess of Kent. Later, she became the permanent representative of his works.
In 1930, thanks to Marina, Elsa Schiaparelli noticed the talent of the young designer. She hired him to create jewelry and buttons for her surreal collections. Also, he began to collaborate with Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali and Louis Aragon. From these meetings future famous jeweler began his professional career.
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What can jewellery tell about its owner

What can jewellery tell about its owner. Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

What can jewellery tell about its owner?
Creative people like to express their essence and attitude to the world through the things that surround them. Undoubtedly, jewelry plays a special role in the self-expression. The sign of a certain status, jewelry can make a lasting impression on others. But even the most scrupulous people sometimes do not realize that their own jewellery can talk much about them.
How can jewellery tell about its owner? Nothing attracts the eye to the elegant hands more than a beautiful ring on her or his finger. If it is a thin ring without stones and inserts, it says that its owner – vulnerable and shy in nature. She/he hides the rich inner world and has quite closed personality. Often amateur of thin and small rings does not have bright love affairs, preferring the quiet and measured family life.

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Bead embroidery art by Sherry Serafini

Necklaces. Bead embroidery art by Sherry Serafini

Stunningly beautiful Necklace. Bead embroidery art by Sherry Serafini

Bead embroidery art by Sherry Serafini
American designer and unsurpassed master of beading and beaded embroidery, Sherry Serafini grew up in a military family, moving every few years. According to Serafini, this nomadic way of life gave her adventurous spirit and brought her to creativity.
Self-taught artist jeweller, Sherry graduated from graphic design department of the Pittsburgh Art Institute in 1987. Then she married and started working as a head of the department of advertising in the local newspaper. However, just after the birth of her first daughter Erica in 1991, she started creating from beads. According to Sherry, she prefers to stay at home with her daughter, instead of working in the advertising department.
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Jewelry artist Olga Buryanova

The Cranes Are Flying. Jewelry artist Olga Buryanova

The Cranes Are Flying. Made by Jewelry artist Olga Buryanova

Talented jewelry artist Olga Buryanova lives in the northern capital of Russia – St. Petersburg. She creates beautiful costume jewellery – earrings, necklaces, brooches using semi-precious stones, Agate, Czech glass, quartz, lapis lazuli, pearl, Swarovski crystals, carved bone. The source of inspiration for the artist is nature. Her collections ‘In the Animal World’, ‘Seasons. Spring drops’, ‘Flowers’, ‘Seasons. Summer Solstice’, ‘Around the World’ – are all admirable, unique, interesting in their own way. Each handmade jewelry set brings a certain sense, perfectly matches in color and united with a certain idea.
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Insect Jewellery Kaleidoscope

Insect Jewellery Kaleidoscope

Beetle crawling the flower Entomological Brooch. Gold, diamonds, pearls, opal. 1879. Insect Jewellery Kaleidoscope

Insect Jewellery Kaleidoscope
Love for insect designs existed at all times, but the real passion for them began in the early XIX century, due to the development of the natural sciences. Since then, bugs, butterflies, ants, ladybirds, dragonflies and spiders forever became one of the most popular images in jewelry. Indeed, nearly all fashion houses have their precious insectarium, replenished from time to time with new swatches.
Jewelers of XIX century not just used images of insects, but almost copied naturalistic albums with sketches and ordered sketches from entomologists. Actually, the correct word for insect jewelry of XIX century would be “entomological”.
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Bakhtiyor Baltabayev brooches

Soldier in the jungle. Bakhtiyor Baltabayev brooches

Soldier in the jungle brooch of unique design. Bakhtiyor Baltabayev brooches

Bakhtiyor Baltabayev brooches
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Bakhtiyor Baltabaev studied at the Moscow State Pedagogical University. As a student, he became involved in designing clothes, and the hobby completely captured him. In addition, Bakhtiyor began creating his own accessories and jewelry. Traditionally, the designer uses various materials in one decoration – gold, silver, multicolor rhinestones, art glass, cultured pearls, feather, fabrics, leather and plastic.

According to the designer, he finds inspiration for the work in the nature and such masters as Rene Lalique, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix and Miriam Haskell. Oriental roots of the author give to his brooches a special warmth, brilliance and originality.

Many awarded designer, Baltabaev is a permanent participant of jewelry art exhibitions in Russia and abroad. His jewelry pieces decorate private collections of jewelry lovers.
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Antique jeweled buttons

Antique jeweled buttons

Blackened silver crystal floral design button. Antique jeweled buttons

Antique jeweled buttons
The history of buttons is interesting and diverse. The first of their counterparts include fasteners, which appeared in the 3rd millennium BC. The excavations in the Indus Valley discovered a button with two holes for sewing.
In Europe, the first find dates back to the 4th century BC. These were the items for bonding pieces of clothing from the ancient Greeks, who fastened their leather belts. From that time until the 1st century AD were found the samples made of gold. A medieval knight brought them to Europe from the Middle East.
Button-like objects of stone, glass, bone, ceramic, and gold have been found at archaeological sites dating as early as 2000 B.C.E. According to the search, people used them as decoration on cloth or strung like beads. Nevertheless, they have the familiar holes for a thread, and served as fasteners.
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