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Clown jewelry symbolism and meaning

Clown jewelry symbolism and meaning

Kenneth Jay Lane clown brooch. Metal gold tone, enamel, rhinestones, Lucite. 6.4 cm. Clown jewelry symbolism and meaning

Clown jewelry symbolism and meaning
Every thing we wear carries on a certain symbol. This is especially true for jewelry. And in particular, brooches. Here is a little about CLOWN as a symbol.
The clown is a symbol of the mind. The clown scoffs at everything serious in the world, he is cynical and uses humor to show people that they are too serious. He reminds us that to be a man is to make mistakes, to laugh and fool around.
However, the clown is a dual symbol. On the one hand, he reminds that you need to laugh and not take all things very seriously, on the other – the clown is an ominous character.
Like the jester, the clown is the mystical sign of the transformed king — the inversion of the possessor of higher authority. Thus, the clown is a substitute victim (with a close astrobiological and primitive idea of ​​the ritual murder of the ruler). The clown is the last, while the king is the first, but in the mystical order of things the last becomes the second closest to the first.
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Joel Arthur Rosenthal precious art JAR jewellery

Joel Arthur Rosenthal precious art JAR jewellery

Tiger tulip bracelet. Vintage gold bracelet with diamonds and green garnets. 1994. Joel Arthur Rosenthal precious art JAR jewellery

Joel Arthur Rosenthal precious art JAR jewellery
The name JAR is actually an abbreviation of Joel Arthur Rosenthal. Meanwhile, in the biography of Joel Arthur there are a lot of white spots and mysterious circumstances. Being modest by nature, Joel never advertised the details of his personal life and never engaged in self-promotion. Born in New York, Rosenthal studied history at Harvard, worked in the film industry, and then with Bulgari, then settled in Paris and began producing his own jewelry.
JAR jewelry includes items in the form of flowers and branches, recreated from metal and covered with small precious stones. The blossoms of apricot, flaming camellias are in all their glory. Clover, carnations, pansies, lilies, lilacs and freesias.
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Stella and Dot costume jewellery

Stella and Dot costume jewellery

‘After the rain’ vintage brooch. Gilded brass, art glass. 5 cm. Stella and Dot costume jewellery

Stella and Dot costume jewellery
The American company for the production of costume jewelry Stella and Dot appeared in 2003. Its founder Jessica Herrin named her company after her grandmothers, Stella & Dot. Besides, she set a goal for herself to create a company that would help women make a good career, producing goods also for women. Since childhood, making jewelry for herself, she decided to turn her passion into a profession and very soon achieved amazing success. In particular, just a year and a half after the creation of Stella and Dot, its sales exceeded half a million dollars. According to sources, the company now entered the list of the 500 fastest growing US companies. Exclusive jewelry and accessories by Stella and Dot are created by famous designers in New York and presented in the series “Gossip Girl”, magazines “In Style” and “Lucky Magazine”.
In 2007, Blythe Harris became Jessica’s partner. The rebranded company began a new round of growth. Even the difficult years of the crisis did not stop its rapid development, and today the sales figure is more than one hundred million.
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American vintage – Emmons costume jewellery

Floral motif brooch. Jewellery alloy, Swarovski crystals. 7.5 cm. American vintage - Emmons costume jewellery

Floral motif brooch. Jewellery alloy, Swarovski crystals. 7.5 cm. American vintage – Emmons costume jewellery

American vintage – Emmons costume jewellery
The company Emmons Jewelers Inc. appeared in 1949. Charles Stewart, its founder, named his company Emmons after his wife Caroline Emmons Stewart.
All Emmons jewelery has a very high standard, always a rich texture and chic design.
Considered to be quite rare, Emmons jewelry has never been “consumer goods” sold in supermarkets, department stores, or sent by mail. Instead, for the distribution of his jewelry Stewarts came up with a unique scheme. In particular, to become the happy owner of such jewelry was possible only at a special “jewelry” party. By the way, that’s why it’s almost impossible to find Emmons posters. Emmons Jewelry did not need any advertising.
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French vintage – Catherine Popesco jewellery

Catherine Popesco jewellery

Exquisite bow brooch, 7.5 cm, gold tone metal, black enamel, rhinestones. Catherine Popesco jewellery

French vintage – Catherine Popesco jewellery
The magical works of French jewelry designer Catherine Popesco carry the spirit of the heyday of modernism, while emphasizing the traditions of the French jewelry art, unique chic and attractive luxury. The uniqueness of the products lies in the fact that their production uses ancient traditional technologies for creating jewelry.
According to sources, Catherina Popesco, wandering around Paris, found a warehouse with a lot of antique stamps for jewelry from the period of 1900-1930. She used the priceless heritage of France to create a unique collection. The jewelry of this brand is created using a unique technology, in which a unique process of old silver or 14 karat gold on a copper thinnest base.
The complete manual manufacturing cycle gives the jewelry not only a unique look, but also an amazing energy. Each Catherine Popesco brooch is one of a kind with a unique design, fine jewelry work.
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Dalsheim vintage costume jewellery

Dalsheim vintage costume jewellery

Vegetable motif round brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones. 1950s. Dalsheim vintage costume jewellery

Dalsheim vintage costume jewellery
Vintage lovers know American costume jewellery marked Dalsheim very well. Its owner was Maurice J. Dalsheim who founded Dalsheim Accessories Inc. company in New York City in the late 1930’s. Producing costume jewelry – necklaces, bracelets, brooches, pendants and earrings, the craftsmen used bronze, or silvertone and goldtone metal bases. For decorating they used fresh water and faux pearls, colored stones of topaz, sapphire, emerald, amethyst, watermelon, and onyx. Also, Austrian glass crystals, clear or colored rhinestones and carved Lucite plastic beads of various colors. Dalsheim jewelry advertisements decorated popular fashion magazines, including Vogue (1958).
Noteworthy, the early products of Dalsheim Accessories Inc. didn’t have marks on them, and they released their costume jewellery with paper labels. The first marked jewelery appeared in 1939, and in 1955 they added “C” symbol to the mark. So, the marked Dalsheim jewelery itself was rare. Unfortunately, the company ceased to exist in 1956.
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German vintage – DRGM Jewellery

Round brooch. Floral motif. Copper, crystals. 5 cm. Art Deco Style DRGM Jewellery

Round brooch. Floral motif. Copper, crystals. 5 cm. 1930s. Art Deco Style DRGM Jewellery

German vintage – DRGM Jewellery
Although the brand “DRGM” is better known for various products: watches, toys, bottle openers, cameras, etc, yet, the jewelry of the firm “DRGM” also deserves attention. In fact, many German jewelry manufacturers used this brand for their products. Traditionally, DRGM jewelry is made of transparent rock crystal and zinc alloys, and often covered with rhodium. Also, most products have clearly defined geometric shapes and are created in Art Deco and Early Art Nouveau styles.
Noteworthy, DRGM is an abbreviation for the German patent mark – Deutsches Reichs Gebrauchs Muster. According to sources, it was Pforzheim, Germany based jewelry manufacturer Schreiber & Hiller who registered DGRM in 1930.
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