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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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English vintage Coalport costume jewelry

English vintage Coalport costume jewelry

Gold and silver edge white rose bouquet brooch pin. English vintage Coalport costume jewelry

English vintage Coalport costume jewelry

According to sources, Coalport production appeared in Victorian times in 1795, created by John Rose in Coalport village located in Shropshire, England. Very soon, Coalport porcelain became popular worldwide. Particularly popular among the products of this manufactory, were stucco flowers, the so-called “China Coalport”.
The Royal Society of the Arts, already in 1820, awarded Coalport a gold medal. Noteworthy, Queen Victoria presented the collection from the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London to Russian Tsar Nicholas I. Since 1889, regular export of Coalport products to the United States began. Alas, along with the great financial crisis, in the 1920s, porcelain sales declined and production began to have problems.
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Jill Elizabeth Liztech vintage costume jewelry

Jill Elizabeth Liztech vintage costume jewelry

1992 Artisan Native Indian Tribal Dancer Bead Pin Brooch. Jill Elizabeth Liztech vintage costume jewelry

Liztech vintage costume jewelry

Jill Elizabeth, designer and creator of Liztech, has been in the jewelry business since childhood. As an adult, she traveled around the country, working with various artists and studying jewelry manufacturing technology. In search of new materials, she came across a chrome-plated architectural laminate used to make mirror panels. Combining interest in world mythology and new material, she first carved Egyptian hieroglyphs from it. Then, wrapped them in colored magnetic wire and the beads. As a result, she received unusual jewelry that enthralled jewelry lovers. Jill showed her jewelry at numerous craft exhibitions and fairs in New York, and received public acclaim. As a result of increased demand for her jewelry, Liz and her husband Scott McLaren created their own brand – Liztech Jewelry in 1998. In addition, they opened their own art gallery, where they exhibited not only their works, but also the works of other artists. To date, the works of Jill Elizabeth adorn museum shops and galleries throughout the country.
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