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French jewelry designer Lea Stein

French jewelry designer Lea Stein

Josephine Baker Chocolate Dancer Brooch. French jewelry designer Lea Stein

French jewelry designer Lea Stein

In 1970-ies Lee Stein has created a unique collection of jewelry from Rhodoid (high-quality plastic). Prior to that, she was little known outside France. Recently, her work has received worldwide recognition.
Lea Stine was born in Paris (France) in 1931. At the age of 26, she opens her own clothing design company, while developing the design of buttons for fashion and starts its production. Her buttons of laminate Rhodoid had a huge success. In 1969 she begins manufacture of jewelry. The success became possible thanks to her husband, Fernando Steinberg, who discovered this material. It consisted of layers of painted rhodoid – cellulose acetate sheet, close to Bakelite. The layered structure of rhodoid allowed the inclusion of other materials, usually metal or fabric, such as lace. Making the cut and working on shapes, Lea Stein received a polychromatic “plastic”, varying in color and texture.
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Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery

Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery

Blue Butterfly brooch. Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery

Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery
In the fashion market, and in particular, jewelry market, Robert Rose costume decorations may rightly be called vintage. By the way, in 2016 the company celebrated their 70th anniversary. American jeweler Robert Rose founded the company in 1946 in New York (USA) in Manhattan. Initially, a small family business was built by Charles and Marion Rose. Soon, their son Robert successfully graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York with a degree in jewelry design. And it was he, who took family business into his hands and brought it to the new stage of development. The company continues to work today in the same place, and under the same label – Robert Rose. Their products lead on the jewelry market, thanks to the beauty and reasonable prices. A truly family run business, the second generation of owners, Harry and Ron Rose continued their father’s work, offering clients the most fashionable and high level of quality and style jewellery decorations.
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Russian Jewellery brand Peraskeva

Russian Jewellery brand Peraskeva

Birds. Gold Brooch. Opal, rubies, sapphires. Russian Jewellery brand Peraskeva

Russian Jewellery brand Peraskeva

Jewelry designer Larisa Galeeva – director and owner of “Zolotse” jewelry factory. According to her, she called the brand “Paraskeva” in honor of one of her great-grandmothers. Initially, it was a beautiful filigree ring in Russian style made of pink quartz and a lemon-yellow gold. The ring turned to be the most beautiful among other three rings, named also in honor of her grandmothers – Klavdia, Peraskeva and Ustinya. This is the story of the brand name. And now a special value of the Peraskeva jewelry brand is based on two main traditions – jewelry craftsmanship and family traditions. The face of the brand has become a sister of Larisa – Julia.
“In our family all women have similar appearance, like nesting dolls, so the face of our company has become my sister Julia, I think that in her youth Peraskeva looked exactly the same.”
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Abstract art and Kandinsky inspired jewellery

Abstract art and Kandinsky inspired jewellery

Kandinsky inspired jewellery set. 2001. Yellow gold, diamonds, icy quartz. Russian Gems, St. Petersburg. Author V. Chernova

Abstract art and Kandinsky inspired jewellery

In the history of modern art is not uncommon when the artists act as jewellery designers. An example would be the creativity of P. Klee, Picasso, Max Ernst, Dali, Kandinsky and many other artists. The inspiration for jewelers is often the work of other artists – sculptors, architects, painters and others. Fine art in general, and painting in particular, are inextricably linked to the art of jewellery. Often, artists jewelers create jewellery collections drawing inspiration from the paintings of great painters.
Wassily Kandinsky is one of the most famous Russian painters, graphic artist and theorist of fine arts, the founder of abstract art. It was his work formed the basis of this stunning necklace and earrings, jewellery house “Russian Gems”. The artistic arrangement of elements of decoration and layout of the diamond decoration received unusually showy jewelry embodiment of the idea of geometric abstract art direction. The combination of icy quartz, sparkling diamonds and gold, creates a subtle, refined flavor, softens dryly geometric forms that gives to the image amazing femininity.
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Russian Luxury Moiseikin jewellery art

Exquisite pendant, created in the image of the crown of the Russian Empire

Exquisite pendant, created in the image of the crown of the Russian Empire. Russian Luxury Moiseikin jewellery art

Russian Luxury Moiseikin jewellery art
The history of Moiseikin jewellery began in 1993, when in Yekaterinburg appeared the jewellery shop. Initially, the founder of jewellery house Victor Moiseikin wanted to renew the Urals tradition of the famous Russian jewelry companies. Victor Moiseikin found talented jewelers, sculptors and stone-cutters. Staff and head of the company studied in detail the history of jewelry art in Russia. They thoroughly researched rare archival materials, including ancient sketches of such companies as Karl Bohlin, Carl Faberge and other pillars of the jewelry industry. Masters of the company “Moiseikin” adopted all the best from the great Russian jewelers. They also constantly monitored the trends of fashion jewelry, modern cultural preferences and major design trends. Due to this, as well as experience in the processing of precious stones and metals, stone-cutters and artists made it possible. In addition, they managed to continue the luxury and splendor of the Russian school of jewelry.
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German stone carver Michael Peuster

Beryl and gold cameo. German stone carver Michael Peuster

Beryl and gold cameo. German stone carver Michael Peuster

German stone carver Michael Peuster
According to Michael Peuster, or at least what he writes about him on social website, his favorite statement is “Choose a profession that you love, and you do not need to work any more in your life”. The quote belongs to a Chinese philosopher Confucius. Indeed, Michael Peuster has found such profession. Brilliant stone cutter, jeweler and engraver, he has created a stunningly beautiful gallery of exquisite works, that are real masterpieces. Striking realism of carved from gemstone sculptures of animals, birds and portraits is the result of many years of work, excellence and talent of the jeweler. Idar-Oberstein based stone carver works with any kind of gems – agate, opal, amethyst, beryl, quartz, crystal and so on.
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Vera Yurieva stained glass jewellery decorations

Vera Yurieva stained glass jewellery decorations

Angel of rain. Vera Yurieva stained glass jewellery decorations

Vera Yurieva stained glass jewellery

Vera Yurieva – the author of designer jewelry, stained glass and art objects. She lives in St. Petersburg and creates in her studio wonderful and touching decorations, as well as many other beautiful things. Vera became interested in jewelry design as a child – and painted decorations made of beads. After graduating from art school, she enrolled in the Saint – Petersburg Roerich Art University. In addition, she studied art history. However, the fascination with stained glass jewelry began more than ten years ago, when she found a job in a stained glass workshop.
In her stained glass ornaments Vera uses real glass that is cooked and cast into sheets. She also worked with stones and other materials. According to the designer herself, “I did not choose stained glass technique, it chose me. The confluence of circumstances.”
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