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The right choice of precious stones for anniversaries

The right choice of precious stones for anniversaries

The right choice of precious stones for anniversaries

The right choice of precious stones for anniversaries
The wedding is a wonderful event, and the years lived together and decades mean that the family is strong. Perhaps that’s why the jewelers came up with the idea that a gift is needed not only on the birthday of a new family, but in the future – on every anniversary. The fact that the “invention” belongs precisely to the jewelers can be judged by the names from the twenty-first to the twenty-sixth anniversary.
Whatever it was, now almost every year of the wedding has its name and the corresponding gifts, including – precious stones and the woman has every reason for an annual replenishment of the jewelry box.
The gallery below shows information about which gems correspond to a certain year of married life, which will help to choose the right stone for the anniversary of the wedding.
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Yves Saint Laurent YSL costume jewellery

Yves Saint Laurent YSL costume jewellery

Logo brooch, gold tone, rhinestones. 1980s. Yves Saint Laurent YSL costume jewellery

Yves Saint Laurent YSL costume jewellery
Protégé of Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent founded his fashion house in 1961 and the following year released the first collection of his costume jewelry. The style of his jewelry is from elegant classical to exotic refined. Bijouterie of the 1970s – theatrical and bright, demonstrates the same purity of shapes and lines as clothing.
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Russian jeweler Vladimir Dmitrievich Khakhalkin

Russian jeweler Vladimir Dmitrievich Khakhalkin

Detail. Brooch-transformer ‘Autumn kiss’. Tompak, gold, agate, amethyst. Mixed technique. 2003. Work by Russian jeweler Vladimir Dmitrievich Khakhalkin

Russian jeweler Vladimir Dmitrievich Khakhalkin
Born in 1946 in Sverdlovsk (Yekaterinburg now), V.D. Khakhalkin is a talented Russian jeweler who has international recognition. The amazing, philosophical and creative works of the jeweler admire with their boldness and dissimilarity. The unusual plasticity of the metal and the idea is the creative handwriting of Vladimir Dmitrievich Khakhalkin.
The has received lots of awards and prizes of the international memorial fund of Karl Faberge: orders of Mikhail Perkhin, Franz Birbaum, and Karl Faberge. Among his titles – “the court jeweler”, “Honorary Jeweler”, and “Master” and “Honorable Jeweler”. Also, he is the owner of the Gold Badge “Jewelry House – Russia”, medals and two cups of Russia.
His works are in collections of museums and private collections in Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, the United States, and other countries.
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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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