Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Bird symbolic jewellery

Bird symbolic jewellery

Vintage brooch Blue Bird, marked GE WLIND. Bird symbolic jewellery

Bird symbolic jewellery
In most cultures, birds have always played major roles as symbols. A few of these include the sacred ibis of Egypt symbolized the moon god, Thoth, a deity of wisdom, apparently because its curved bill resembled the crescent moon. Cranes were symbolic of Apollo, the Greek god of the sun. The hoopoe plays a major role in the “The Conference of the Birds” in Islamic mysticism. Doves are well recognized as symbols of love and peace, and the Holy Spirit in Jude-Christian cultures is often symbolized as a dove. Birds are found as emblems or escorts of Celtic goddesses, especially the carrion-eaters, such as crows or ravens, that accompanied goddesses of war and death. Birds sometimes represented souls leaving the body, as their connection with warrior goddesses would suggest, but they also were seen as oracular. The designs formed by birds in flight were the basis of a now-lost system of divination.
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Coral jewellery 2016 Genoa auction

Coral jewellery 2016 Genoa auction

19th century bracelet. Coral jewellery 2016 Genoa auction

Coral jewellery 2016 Genoa auction

Since ancient times, Coral has been a favorite decoration. Pink coral beads are found in a cave of Paleolithic era. In ancient Greece, it was believed that corals grant long life. In ancient Sumer corals used for decorative purposes – known Sumerian vase decorated with corals, whose age is 5000 years. In the medieval Europe it was considered a symbol of purity. With coral, both in the West and in the East, decorated horse harness and armor, weapons, and holy books bindings, cut beads and necklaces. Mexican Indians still claim that wearing coral beads drives away evil spirits from the human, sends away fever. In Tajikistan, 1.5 thousand years ago was the legendary city Kiropol, where archaeologists found coral beads and rough coral branches.
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Comb and Hair symbolic jewellery

Fine hair combs of the first half of the XIX century

Fine hair combs of the first half of the XIX century. Comb and Hair symbolic jewellery

Comb and Hair symbolic jewellery is a symbolic object. The comb is associated with the mermaid, who was thought to sit on a rock combing her lovely hair, the better to lure sailors to their deaths. Invoking the principle of sympathetic magic—like attracting like Scottish girls were warned not to comb their hair in the evening when their brothers were at sea, because it might draw the energy of a dangerous mermaid to their ship. Combing one’s hair on a Wednesday would result in sterility, although the reason for this belief is unclear.
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Gerry’s costume jewellery

Gerry's costume jewellery

Amazing, full of grace brooch ‘Swan’. 1950s. Gerry’s costume jewellery (1950-1990)

Gerry’s costume jewellery
History of Gerry’s Creations began with Geraldine Giles in 1950. As established in the peak of the popularity of costume jewelry, Gerry’s Creations have been able to stay on the market for more than 40 years. The main direction, familiar to most collectors of this brand, were Christmas brooches, many of which are included in the costume jewellery catalogs. In addition, among collectors are very popular brooches with the image of animals, birds, butterflies and flowers. Gerry’s was also famous for themed brooches, for example sport series – tennis rackets, bowling, etc., but they are particularly rare. The company ceased operations in 1996. Gerry’s costume jewellery is rare, their antique brooches are for those collectors who love and appreciate jewelry with history.
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Miniature Animal Cling Rings by Flomaster

Miniature Animal Cling Rings by Flomaster

Realistic Cat Miniature Animal Cling Rings by Flomaster

St. Petersburg based artist jeweler Ivan, nicknamed “Flomaster” creates amazing Miniature Animal cling rings. All the figures are worked out to the smallest detail. Each ring has the effect of a loved animal’s presence, only in miniature. Ivan most accurately conveys the image of an animal, working on customer photos. Thanks to Ivan, customers have the opportunity to be constantly with their favorite pets, albeit in miniature form. Besides, all these wonderful miniature Animal cling rings and pendants are not just decorations, they perform a very important mission – to protect their masters even away from them, working as amulets.
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Rare vintage Mourning jewellery

Vintage mourning jewellery

A part of mourning etiquette – Vintage mourning jewellery

Mourning jewellery is a part of mourning etiquette. In addition, such details, as a funeral inscription on the ring, or hair lock of a deceased, like a miniature gravestone, have become great storytellers and reveal many secrets of a bygone era.
However, the tradition of mourning ceremonial, including mourning dress and, in particular, mourning jewellery was originally a privilege of the royal courts of Europe from the Middle Ages. But from the 1840s, family-mourning dress became available in couture salons, or private dressmakers working at every social level. The vast array of products included widow’s weeds, indoor caps, fans, underwear, gloves, black-edged handkerchiefs, and a huge array of mourning jewelry, including black jet and “in memoriam” rings, brooches, and lockets.
All of them represented three styles for use – first, second, ordinary, and half mourning. Meanwhile, mourning etiquette contributed to the development of early forms of plastic used in imitation of jet jewelry, and finally, to the development of modern fashion.
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Salvador Dali surreal jewellery

The Living Flower. Salvador Dali surreal jewellery

The Living Flower. Salvador Dali surreal jewellery

Salvador Dali surreal jewellery

– What do you want my heart? What do you wish, my heart?
– The beating heart of the ruby!

Dialog of El Salvador and Gala

Masterpieces – like children. For their birthday are responsible two. She was the muse, he – the performer. He offered a brilliant implementation of each of her insane desires. She wanted to shine and luxury – he came up with jewelry. Jewellery Collection of Foundation “Gala – Salvador Dali” – a luxurious heritage of the genius. History of the jewelry collection of Salvador Dali begins in 1941. Dali drew sketches on paper, carefully working through all the details of the forms to the material and color, and then personally selected the materials and stones, and watched how a goldsmith Carlos Alemany embodies his idea of ​​gold.
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