Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Firebird kaleidoscope

Firebird kaleidoscope

Firebird kaleidoscope. Jewellery set of necklace and earrings from the Golden Scarab 2014 collection. Light brown crystals, Czech rhinestone

This post features Jewellery inspired by Russian folk tale “Firebird”.
In a far away land a thief was stealing golden apples which had the power of bestowing youth and beauty from Tsar Berendey`s magic Garden. The guards of the Tsar were unable to stop this, for as hard as they tried, the thief always got away. None of the guards could even see this thief. The Tsar was frustrated for he needed the golden apples for himself, as he was married to a very beautiful young Queen.
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Lid’oro goldwork embroidery

Bag 'Travel to Piedmont' embroidered in gold and silk

Lid’oro goldwork embroidery. Bag ‘Travel to Piedmont’ embroidered in gold and silk

For more than twenty years Lidiya Doroganova has been professionally engaged in the restoration of textiles, embroidery, teaching. She studied and began her work in St. Petersburg, now lives and works in Simferopol, the Crimea. Lidiya Doroganova has her own studio Lid’oro goldwork, in which she creatively works in the ancient technique of goldwork embroidery. Lid’oro goldwork is luxury bags, glamorous royal items with the highest complexity of execution. The author’s collection includes bags, brooches, bracelets and other unique handicrafts using antique fabrics and materials of excellent quality, full of historical meaning. Every item is unique, performed in a single copy. Centuries of experience of old masters gained a new life in her work.
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Natasha Poly on jewelry and beauty

Natasha Poly on jewelry and beauty

Natasha Poly on jewelry and beauty

Natasha Poly on jewelry and beauty: Like any woman, I have a weakness for jewelry, but for me it is important, not the price, but an event that is associated with it. Therefore, most of all I love my wedding ring. When dressing up for some way out, I always remember the phrase by Chanel: picking up the decoration, remove the last you put on. Indeed, a little more jewellery – and you already look tasteless. I think that when a woman wears a lot of jewelry, it is old. I remember my first decoration I bought it myself – long earrings in vintage style. But the first really expensive purchase was a watch Rolex. Small, but for me it embodied some new, unlike the former, a life which I was timidly entering. Today, the watch is worn by my mother.
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Swan jewellery kaleidoscope

Swan jewellery kaleidoscope

Swan jewellery kaleidoscope. Gold, Silver, Freshwater Pearl and Diamond brooch

In the Celtic folklore, the swan was often seen as a transformed human; occasionally the swan was believed to be a bewitched nun. It was considered lucky to see seven swans flying, because seven years of good luck would follow; seeing a multiple of seven brought that many more years of good luck. Hurting or killing a swan, conversely, brought bad luck to oneself and one’s entire community. Swan maiden is Celtic folkloric figure. The story of a young woman who is half-bird appears throughout the ancient Celtic lands. Sometimes the girl was said to be under an enchantment, which might or might not be broken; other times, no reason was given for the maiden’s double nature. In the dark of night, such maidens took off their swan plumage and left it beside the lakes in which they swam, naked and beautiful. Should a man find the feather cloak of such a woman, he could make her his wife by stealing it, whereupon she became a happy and hardworking help-meet. Should the swan maiden ever find her feathers, she instantly converted herself to bird form and flew away, leaving her children behind without so much as a backward glance.
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Lawrence Vrba jewellery

Volume vintage brooch in the form of a beetle Larry Vrba

Volume vintage brooch in the form of a beetle. Lawrence Vrba jewellery

Vintage jewelry by Larry Vrba is highly prized among collectors and lovers of fine jewelry. The concept of «costume jewelry» introduced at the time Coco Chanel – the queen of European fashion. But overseas it was Miriam Haskell, who marked the beginning of a whole movement of costume jewelry. Habits of top class ladies to give preference only to expensive jewellery has remained the past, modern jewellery and fashion skills come to a new stage, especially during the Great Depression, costume jewellery becomes more valuable than the materials from which it was created. Plastic replaces glass, silver – gold and precious metals, wood, coral and shells are gaining popularity. A new round of life started in the company of Miriam Haskell, after in 1970s a leading designer has become an ardent admirer of Haskell – Lawrence Vrba.
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St. Petersburg model Avrora Shreder

St. Petersburg model Avrora Shreder

St. Petersburg model Avrora Shreder. Photographer and stylist ElenLn (Elena Smirnova)

Meet St. Petersburg based model, actress and the head of Model EVA Agency Avrora Shreder. In most of her photo shots Avrora wears beautiful jewellery promoting known brands and works of little known jewelers. 25 year-old green eyed beauty is one of the most popular models in St. Petersburg. She organizers and partners various events, shows, most notable of which is the annual beauty contest Miss royal auto show. Avrora was a finalist of 2011 Russian Beauty, Fashion mama 2012, Miss royal auto show 2013. Avrora Shreder about beauty contests and modeling: “Defile – is the art of beautifully and gracefully move, safely and naturally walk on the catwalk. And even if the girl did not become a star of stage, it’s sure to come in handy in her life. Art fashion show – it’s image, taste, good tone, which help girls and boys in any situation to be on top. To boast a beautiful graceful gait may not everyone. And art fashion show begins with posture, on which depends half the battle.”
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Italian model Bianca Balti

Beautiful Italian model Bianca Balti wearing green emeralds necklace, earrings

Beautiful Italian model Bianca Balti wearing green emeralds necklace, earrings

Beautiful Italian model Bianca Balti is included in the “triad” of Italian highest-paid models, together with Mariacarla Boscono and Eva Riccobono. Bianca Balti is a true lover of jewelry – she wears it during Jewellery campaigns, as well as in everyday life. Bianca prefers massive long earrings, tiaras, necklaces, rings and bracelets made of precious metals and stones, colored diamonds, green emeralds, blue sapphires. Her most notable jewellery pieces – stunning Grape earrings from Chopard the Nature collection, black and white diamond earrings by the Swiss fine jewelry house De Grisogono, Dolce and Gabbana multicolored tiaras and more. Bianca Balti was born March 19, 1984 in the town of Lodi, in Lombardy. Her father is Italian, and her mother is Azerbaijani. From early youth she went to the auditions, but consistently got refuses. For example, Elite Model Management stated that her appearance had “too typical model look.” When Bianca had already buried dreams of modeling career, she went to work as a saleswoman in a supermarket. It was there she was noticed by her agent, who did not agree with his colleagues – he saw a lot of potential in a young girl and quickly found offer for her – shoot for the cover of L’Officiel.
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