Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

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
A symbolic object, comb is associated with the mermaid, who used 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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Flamingo inspired jewellery

The famous flamingo brooch by Cartier. 1940

Flamingo inspired jewellery. The famous flamingo brooch by Cartier. 1940

This flamingo brooch by Cartier was acquired by the Duke of Windsor just before the German occupation, designed by Jeanne Toussaint. The generous plot size of the brooch makes it exceptional for this period. After the sale of the Duchess of Windsor jewelry at auction Sotheby’s in Geneva in 1987, on the market appeared many copies of this brooch made of precious stones and crystals. Bird flamingo – a symbol of the fulfillment of your desires. Flamingo – beautiful and unusual bird because of its plumage. Some species of flamingos have bright plumage, resembling flames. That’s why it is called a fiery bird. Some flamingo have gentle pink color of feathers. Therefore they are called the bird of dawn. Pink color of Flamingo for most people represents a symbol of beauty and elegance.
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Christian Dior jewellery

Gina Lollobrigida. Dior is quoted as saying 'I have designed flower women'

Gina Lollobrigida in New Look dress. Dior is quoted as saying ‘I have designed flower women’. Christian Dior jewellery

Christian Dior jewellery
The greatest legislator of world fashion, Christian Dior magnificent decorations dominated on the world market in the late 1940s and 50s. Born in Normandy, France, Christian Dior (1905-1959) began his career in the mid-1930s, selling sketches of hats and dresses to Parisian couturiers. Meanwhile, it was Jean Ozenne, designer for couture houses, who introduced Dior to the fashion world and to his clientele. So, at the age of thirty, Dior devoted himself to studying fashion drawing, referring only to what he knew and appreciated of Edward Molyneux, Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Jeanne Lanvin. Luckily, he managed to sell his first sketches of hats and then of dresses to fashionable hat makers and couture houses. In addition, he managed to sell ideas to foreign buyers. Besides, publication of his drawings in Le Figaro contributed to his first public recognition.
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