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Jewellery kaleidoscope

Erwin Pearl jewellery

Vintage brooch-pendant - Pharaoh. Erwin Pearl jewellery. Marked © E.Pearl

Vintage brooch-pendant – Pharaoh. Erwin Pearl jewellery. Marked © E.Pearl

Erwin Pearl – founder of the eponymous jewelry brand, a native of Austria, in his early years, moved to the United States and made there a wonderful career. Five consecutive years, his jewellery products participated in international exhibitions, and won prestigious awards. For over 60 years Erwin Pearl has been one of the largest manufacturers of collectible jewelry, connecting advanced technology and old techniques of hand finishing.
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BSK vintage jewellery

BSK vintage jewellery - Brooch Boatman

BSK vintage jewellery – Brooch Boatman

About jewellery company BSK very little is known. However, it is known that it existed from 1948 until the early 1980s in New York. The company received name from the initials of the founders: Benny Steinberg, Slovitt and Kaslo. In the production of BSK jewelry were used colored enamel, Aurora Borrealis rhinestone, imitation of pearls. Most of the products were made in the technique of brushing (causing small cuts on the metal surface). Due to low prices, decorations of BSK enjoyed incredible popularity in postwar America. Currently BSK ornaments are collectible.
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Avon vintage costume jewelry

Flower polka dot set Avon vintage costume jewelry. Vintage, 1980

Flower polka dot set, 1980. Avon vintage costume jewelry

Avon vintage costume jewelry
The internationally renowned company, Avon began its history in 1886. At first, it represented the perfume, and for the first time in history gave women the opportunity to earn money by doing what they like. Consultants offered cosmetics and perfumes, and in 1963 there was a jewelry as a free gift to purchase. And in 1970, after numerous requests of clients, Avon has launched a line of its own products – Avon jewellery. The very first collection of the company was called The Precious Pretenders. Large advertising campaign in America has made these ornaments very popular with women. Jewellery pieces were characterized by brilliant cut stone, fancy filigree appearance, covered with gold leaf, and looked very expensive and exquisite. And a few years later Avon jewellery had a strong position among the most popular manufacturers of jewelry.
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Fan Kaleidoscope

Fan Kaleidoscope. Audrey Hepburn as Natasha Rostova in the film War and peace

Fan Kaleidoscope. Audrey Hepburn as Natasha Rostova in the film War and peace

With the departure of “Belle Epoque” the most necessary accessory of a civilized woman – fan became thing of the past. From now on, the invention of antiquity, not only female but also male accessory, has become only attribute of bohemian, artistic image. Almost all ancient peoples have stories and legends associated with a Fan. One says that when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, Eve tore a branch from a nearby tree, began to fan it, overcoming the embarrassment of her own nakedness. Chinese sources tell us about the famous beauty Lamsa, who during protracted ceremony, tired of stuffy and severity of precious robes, began to fan her mask, which caused indescribable delight of others, following her example.
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Maria Venecia Jeweled Crowns

Crown Mio Bello in the style of D & G

Maria Venecia Jeweled Crowns

Crowns made by talented master jeweler Maria Venecia are absolutely fantastic, a real piece of jewelry, worth to be inherited by descendants. Making her breathtakingly beautiful crowns, Maria not only uses antique furniture, fine stones, she puts her soul into each work. All this makes the crown a truly unique and in some cases even not repeatable. When you simply look or touch the crown, it seems that you touch the history and come back to the days when old masters created their unreal masterpieces. Maria is inspired by the masterpieces of the past – French painter Jacques Majorelle, Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, Czech Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha, German architect August Endell. She started from the style of contemporary designers – Italians Dolce & Gabbana, French Christian Lacroix, German Karl Lagerfeld …, while not forgetting about the luxury of the East, to create one-of-a-Kind luxury decorations, in which can be traced flexible flowing lines of vegetable pattern, whimsical fantasy of flower bushes.
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From old bag to clutch

From old bag to clutch

From old bag to clutch, photo venecia-maria.livemaster.ru

One can hardly imagine a working woman or a housewife, a student or a young old pensioner without a bag. Omnia mea mecum porto (lat) “I carry all my things with me” – this cry of medieval mercenaries often repeats the modern woman, referring to the contents of her handbag. After all, there are passport and money, driving license, cosmetic, keys, a copy of the employment contract, unopened tights, a bar of chocolate, hygienic things, a mobile phone, and what not! The sea of current bags is boundless. These are ​​elegant handbags, business cases, roomy sports and shopping bags, as well as various modifications – from old bag to clutch. British Queen Elizabeth II, buying her favorite items, inadvertently gathered a huge collection, with preference for models of handbag, close to the business. This is probably not conscious, but subconsciously perceived magical symbol: Let the Queen’s bag be roomy and filled with food, as a sign of prosperity to her people.
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Portuguese filigree jewellery

Traditional Portuguese jewelry

Traditional Portuguese filigree jewellery

Folk dress of Portuguese woman decorated with jewelry has been always highly valued because of its superior quality and a special technique of making ornaments – filigree. The oldest objects found on the territory of modern Portugal, made in filigree, dated 2500-2000 BC. It should also be noted that the Portuguese gold has the highest purity in Europe – 19.2 carats (80% purity). Forms and design of jewelry are closely associated with the history and religion. For example, the famous heart of Viana (coração de Viana), the form of which is observed in present day traditional earrings is one of the oldest symbols of Portugal.
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