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Alexis Falize cloisonne enamel jewelry

Alexis Falize cloisonne enamel jewelry

Stunning nature inspired pendant with Japanese motif. Alexis Falize cloisonne enamel jewelry

Alexis Falize cloisonne enamel jewelry
French jeweller Alexis Faliz (1811-1898) was among the first jewelers to pay attention to the elegant stylization of the natural world inherent in Japanese art. The history of the famous brand began in 1932, when Alexis studied all aspects of the jewelry sphere: manufacturing, design, sales and accounting. In 1830s, he opens his own workshop. Faliz specialized in “artistic” jewelry: using semiprecious stones, fine metal work and enameling. He experimented with enamels, while learning from the most talented enamellers of the time. Later, often copied, his pieces aroused general interest due to the bright colors. Once he had already restored the production of Limoges enamels; now, from 1860 to 1865, he devoted himself to the study of the eastern technique of cloisonne enamel. In collaboration with Antoine Tard, a talented master of enamels, he made amazing jewelry with opaque enamels in frames made of matte gold. Traditionally, with innovative motifs inspired by Persian, Indian and, above all, Japanese art.
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Robert and John Rubel jewellery

Robert and John Rubel jewellery

Retro 1940s poster. Robert and John Rubel jewellery

Robert and John Rubel jewellery
Born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the late 1800s, brothers Robert and Jean Rubel created high jewelry pieces in their workshop in Hungary. In 1915, they moved to the fashion capital – Paris and began creating decorations under the name Rubel Freres. The Rubel brothers set up a jewelry workshop near one of the five “royal squares” of Paris, the famous Place Vendome. The place was famous for its jewelry boutiques located in Place Vendome, including Chanel headquarters, Cartier and Chaumet. Also, since 1934, the house number 21 belongs to the fashion house of Elsa Schiaparelli.
Van Cliff & Arpels quickly became their customer and part of their production. Thanks to the extraordinary skills and craftsmanship, the company enjoyed success, having opened branches in Paris and London. When Van Cleef & Arpels opened its first workshop and store in New York City in 1939, the Rubel brothers moved there too. However, in 1943 they stopped their collaboration with Van Cleef, and opened their own business at 777 on Fifth Avenue. They began selling their own designs as John Rubel & Co. The firm became nationally famous after developing a ballerina-shaped brooch. Within 3 years they had become as iconic and fashionable as some other jewelry brands like Cartier and Boucheron.
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Victorian era Mizpah jewelry with sense

Victorian era Mizpah jewelry with sense

The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another. – Genesis 31:49 of the Bible. Traditional heart brooch with engraving. Victorian era Mizpah jewelry with sense

Victorian era Mizpah jewelry with sense

Founded by two brothers in England, Mizpah jewelry company produced jewelry that symbolises an emotional bond and in translation means “I will always be with you.” These are spiritual ornaments with a meaning, intended for beloved and dear people – relatives, friends, and soulmates. The production of the company included chains, necklaces, engraved medallions and brooches with names, memorable dates and oaths. MIZPAH products were very popular among couples in the Victorian era. Traditionally made of silver, this antique jewelry is very much appreciated by collectors.
Mizpah is an amulet, a symbol of the emotional connection between parting people (even if one of them died). According to belief, it ensures the safe return of a loved one. The image of ivy on the decoration symbolized immortality, unfading love, fidelity, friendship and memory.
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Antique C&R Hettel costume jewelry

Antique C&R Hettel costume jewelry. Large antique rare brooch with an insert in the style of Art Nouveau. 1890. C&R marking. 6.3 cm

Moth Large antique rare brooch with a crystal insert. Made in the style of Art Nouveau. 1890. C&R marking. 6.3 cm. C&R Hettel costume jewelry

Antique C&R Hettel costume jewelry

Jewellery by Charles R. Hettel is very extremely rare and desirable for collectors of vintage costume jewelry. Unfortunately, there is very little information about the company, except the date of its creation in 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Initially, the company was engaged in the manufacture of watches, as well as jewelry decorations. Traditionally Victorian or Art Deco style made of gold and silver, it was high quality jewelry with diamonds. However, the era of the Great Depression (late 1920s and early 1930s) forced the company to change the politics in order to stay afloat. In particular, the company launched the production of costume jewelry with the use of cheaper materials. Thus, the designers replaced diamonds with Austrian rock crystal, natural pearls with faux, and gold items became gilded of made of brass. Yet, excellent jewelry work remained unchanged.
According to sources, the company ceased to exist in 1940s, and the latest jewelry catalog of this brand was published in 1931.
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Latvian jewellery designer Guntis Lauders

Latvian jewellery designer Guntis Lauders. Fish princess brooch pendant. Silver, black pearls, mammoth tusk

Fish princess brooch pendant. Silver, black pearls, mammoth tusk. Jewellery designer Guntis Lauders

Latvian jewellery designer Guntis Lauders
Born 31 May 1965 in Riga, Guntis Lauder is a talented and creative Latvian jewellery designer. The artist’s handwriting is instantly captured in the details, forms and materials used. To achieve this, the jewelry artist masterly uses such classic jewelry technology as inlay, engraving on a mammoth tusk and an ebony tree. Also, especially difficult soldering, casting and forging. Traditionally, the designer uses silver, mammoth tusk, garnets, green amethyst, pyrite, agate, smoky quartz, ebony, black and white pearls, topaz and more.

“I would like my jewelry to be worn and looked at for another hundred years, passed from generation to generation. Once, in the distant future, the ring I created will receive a new breath, and some successor to one of my clients will wear it. This explains the choice of materials – silver, gold, precious stones, ebony, mahogany, mammoth tusk, coconut bark, corals, pearls and amber. They can withstand time, do not fade, and will not lose their value. Probably, such solidity is in my Latvian blood. And, on the contrary, in the creative process of the birth of my ideas, I do not like any restrictions.”
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Rodrigo Otazu statement jewelry

Lady Gaga wearing pearl and crystal mask glasses. Rodrigo Otazu statement jewelry

Lady Gaga wearing pearl and crystal mask glasses. Rodrigo Otazu statement jewelry

Rodrigo Otazu statement jewelry
A brand of Argentinean fashion designer, Rodrigo Otazu has been synonymous with style, charm and beauty since its inception in 1991. His decorations first attracted attention in the fashion world when they appeared in the Australian magazine Vogue. Now Rodrigo lives in New York, where he works not only on his own jewelry lines, but also creates capsule collections for show business stars. Known as “Jeweller to the Stars”, many movie and show business stars love Otazu handcrafted jewelry. Among them – Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Britney Spears, Mariah Kerry, Nicole Kidman and others. His jewelry regularly appear in best fashion shows. In particular, Christian La Croix, Clements Ribeiro, Emanuel Ungaro, Giambattista Valli, Jean-Paul Gualtier, Thierry Mugler, Viktor and Rolf. Also, almost all glossy magazines about style and fashion featured his jewelry.
Noteworthy, Otazu created a special collection for the main characters of the film “SEX AND THE CITY 2”. Worn by celebrities, his jewelry appeared at all the major industry award ceremonies, including the Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and the Grammys.
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Daniel Espinosa handcrafted jewelry

Daniel Espinosa handcrafted jewelry

Resplandor earrings. 6,5 cm, brass, gilding, malachite, varnish. Daniel Espinosa handcrafted jewelry

Daniel Espinosa handcrafted jewelry
The most recognizable Latin American jewelry designer, Daniel Espinosa has learned Mexican silver craftsmanship since childhood. Born in a family of jewelers in Taxco, jewelry is in his DNA. According to Espinosa, he prefers attractive jewelry with geometric volumes, and he is working to enable creative people to express themselves with jewelry. A lot of stars love and wear vibrant, bold, innovative and undeniably luxurious Daniel Espinosa jewelry. In particular, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Melanie Griffith, Eva Longoria, Shakira, Nelly Furtado, Salma Hayek, Oprah, Susan Sarandon, Holly Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow, and many more.
The designer combines the latest trends in the world of jewelry with ancient traditions using silver – metal, which is the hallmark of the designer’s homeland, Mexico.
All Espinosa jewelry is exclusively handmade, which from Mexico conveys to us the culture and fashion spirit. Focused primarily on style, complement, his decorations often create the necessary direction in the image.
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