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Importance of choosing right stone color

Importance of choosing right stone color

Importance of choosing right stone color

Importance of choosing right stone color
The combination of colors and shades in each stone is unique. Colored by impurities of substances, they got into them during formation. When considering the palette of colors, it turned out that there were few purple and blue stones in nature, but many green ones. Meanwhile, the choice of color by each person, for the most part, occurs unconsciously, but with astonishing accuracy. By means of color, in each specific case, a person makes it clear to other people what kind of person he is, and how he feels himself. Noteworthy, the beauty of colored stone affects psychology, thoughts and creativity.
According to experts in the field of color and lithotherapy, when searching for a mascot stone and a healer stone, one should also take into account its color. Only then positive influence of stone on a person will be most effective.
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British designer Geoff Roberts foil costume jewelry

British designer Geoff Roberts foil costume jewelry

Brooch and earrings in the form of fish. Colored foil, acrylic. The end of the 1990s. Brooch width 14 cm, Earrings 7 cm. £ 40-60. British designer Geoff Roberts foil costume jewelry

British designer Geoff Roberts foil costume jewelry
The modern British designer Geoff Roberts settled in North Scotland. Distinguished by stylized bizarre forms, conventional ornament and bright, saturated colors, his jewellery pieces are truly unique. Roberts uses colored acrylic and mixed materials, most of them are collages of multi-colored metal foil laid over acrylic. Also, in the creative gallery of Geoff Roberts are jewelry pieces made of steel and metal leaf, silver, aluminium, and other materials. Undoubtedly, the works of Jeff Roberts are easily recognizable, and can not be confused with the works of other designers.
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Fred A. Block inc vintage costume jewellery

Funny cat, large brooch. Gold plated silver, artificial turquoise, rock crystal. 1940. 10 cm. £ 200-265. Fred A. Block inc vintage costume jewellery

Funny cat, large brooch. Gold plated silver, artificial turquoise, rock crystal. 1940. 10 cm. £ 200-265. Fred A. Block inc vintage costume jewellery

Fred A. Block inc vintage costume jewellery
Bright contrasting colors like gold and turquoise in this brooch are characteristic of many works by Fred A. Block Inc.
Based in Chicago, American company “Fred A. Block Inc.” produced bijouterie in the 1930s-1950s as accessories and advertising their clothing lines. Produced in smal quantities, most of their costume jewelry decorations are very rare, expensive and popular among collectors. In particular, bizarre figures – brooches of high-quality gilded silver with bright enamel and large crystals of rock crystal or beads. For example, this funny cat 10 cm brooch, made in 1940 from gold plated silver, artificial turquoise and rock crystal.
Chicago based clothing manufacturer “Fred A. Block” started their business in the 1920s, and from the 1930s to the 1950s they produced costume jewelry.
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French jewellery designer Alfred Philippe

Walrus playing ball, Brooch of French jewellery designer Alfred Philippe from the collection 'Jelly Belly', gilded silver, transparent lucite, rock crystal imitating ruby and sapphire. 1940. 6 cm. £ 400-500 CRIS

Walrus playing ball, Brooch of French jewellery designer Alfred Philippe from the collection ‘Jelly Belly’, gilded silver, transparent lucite, rock crystal imitating ruby and sapphire. 1940. 6 cm. £ 400-500 CRIS

French jewellery designer Alfred Philippe
A talented French jewelry designer, Alfred Philippe was the chief designer of the famous American company Trifari. In fact, it was he who ensured the success of the “Trifari”, having worked in the company as the chief designer from 1930 to 1968. Especially it is worth noting the use of Swarovski crystals, due to which Trifari received the name “King of Diamonds”, and the technique of invisible frames, which he usually used in precious ornaments. Besides, Alfred Philippe’s jewelry was sold through such prestigious companies as “Cartier” and “Van Cliff and Arpels.”
Noteworthy, created by Alfred Philippe designs are masterpieces of costume jewelery, now the prices for many of his ornaments can cost thousands of dollars.
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Glorious Italian jewellery designer Carlo Giuliano

Glorious Italian jewellery designer Carlo Giuliano

Egyptian style brooch. Circa 1865-1895. Made of Gold, rubies, diamonds, pearls and enamel. Work by glorious Italian jewellery designer Carlo Giuliano (1831-1895)

Glorious Italian jewellery designer Carlo Giuliano
Born in 1831, Carlo Giuliano was a renowned specialist of his craft, an antiques dealer, and the personal jeweler of Queen Victoria.
Most likely, Carlo Giuliano, a native of Naples (1831-1895), was trained in Castellani’s workshop in Rome, where he made decorations in archaeological style. Around 1860, he arrived in London and opened a workshop on Fritth Street, in which he produced jewelry for such companies as Hunt and Roskell, Robert Phillips and K.F. Hancock. Noteworthy, he sold his works in their own branded cases and signed with his name.
Sometimes on such ornaments there is a mark of the jeweler, “C.G.”, and a mark of the seller. His products were in demand, and in 1874 Giuliano opened his own shop on Piccadilly Street, 115, in which, after the death of the master, his sons Carlo-Joseph and Arthur continued the family business. They worked until 1912, when the store moved to Knightsbridge, and then – closed because of the outbreak of the First World War.
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Vintage L’Atelier de Verre costume jewelry

Vintage L’Atelier de Verre costume jewelry

Flower brooch and earrings. Pate de Verre (leaves), transparent rhinestone, metal of gold color. 2000. Vintage L’Atelier de Verre costume jewelry

Vintage L’Atelier de Verre costume jewelry
In the early 1990’s, four employees of the company Mason Gripua founded a small jewelry studio “L’Atelier de Verre”. Until 2003, the studio collaborated with “Chanel” fashion house, producing high-quality jewelry in the spirit of Mason Gripua. Under the “L’Atelier de Verre” brand, the studio has produced mainly floral compositions made of artificial pearls, rock crystal, and gilded metal. The quality and beauty of their costume jewelry allowed the jewelers to sell their products through well-known boutiques and elite department stores in the United States. In particular, Neiman Markus and Saks Fifth Avenue in the USA, the Galleries Lafayette in France and Garrods in England.
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Long history of famous Cartier jewelry house

Long history of famous Cartier jewelry house

The flamingo brooch commissioned by the Duke of Windsor for the Duchess in 1940 as a birthday gift. Long history of famous Cartier jewelry house

Long history of famous Cartier jewelry house
The famous brooch-flamingo, made by Cartier in 1940. Acquired by the Duke of Windsor directly before the German occupation, designed by Jeanne Toussaint. The plot and the generous size of the brooch make it exceptional for this period. After the sale of the Duchess of Windsor’s jewelry at the Sotheby’s auction in Geneva in 1987, numerous copies of this brooch, both with precious stones and rhinestones, appeared on the market.
Born Louis-Francois Cartier in 1819 in France, his family was not welalthy. His father was engaged in the production of horns for gunpowder, and the boy’s mother was sure that he would follow in the footsteps of his father. However, even at an early age, Louis showed a penchant for art. Fortunately, parents decided to develop his talent, and Louis Francois went to Paris to study at Adolf Picard’s workshop. And when Cartier was 26 years old, he bought a Piccard jewelery workshop.
Six years later Cartier opened a second workshop in Paris. Two weeks after the opening of the second Cartier salon, the best friend of Princess Matilda, the niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, entered the shop. Naturally, then Cartier did not even suspect this, and the countess, meanwhile, bought three brooches. According to belief, it was precisely with these brooches that the star path of the greatest jeweler began.
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