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Ariel Mosaic jewellery

Pendant Snail, natural stones of gem quality - charoite, rhodonite, red and pink coral, mother of pearl, pearl

Pendant Snail, natural stones of gem quality – charoite, rhodonite, red and pink coral, mother of pearl, pearl. Ariel Mosaic jewellery

Creative duo of jewelry designers Alyona and Igor have been creating beautiful mosaic jewelry of natural stones in their workshop “Ariel Mosaic” for many years. Alyona says “the creator of this style – Moscow artist Igor Groshev, my teacher”. Creating Ariel Mosaic jewellery the master uses only natural stones, such as turquoise, malachite, lapis lazuli, charoite, rhodonite, corals, as well as mother of pearl, and the the pearl of exceptional beauty “galiotis”. All works are created by her author’s sketches, there are no two identical, so each piece of jewelry is unique. All Jewellery is made entirely by hand, including locks for earrings, brooches, pendants, bracelets and cuff-links.
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Farm bird Apotropaic magic

18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Ruby Rooster Brooch, Oscar Heyman & Brothers

Farm bird Apotropaic magic. 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Ruby Rooster Brooch, Oscar Heyman & Brothers

Farm bird Apotropaic magic.
Many birds were seen as being endowed with apotropaic magic. Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that the image of a chicken – amulet against the evil eye, as well as a chicken egg. Egg amulet is known in almost all cultures, stone eggs are found even in before-Neolithic graves. In Europe, as a talisman and amulet since ancient times were used the so-called bone desires – V-shaped chicken or turkey breast bone, both present in the form of pendants, and brooches, trinkets of gold and silver. A variety of necklaces, charms with golden ducks found in ancient Egypt, and later – in the Hellenistic and Eastern world. A pair of mandarin ducks “Yuan-yang” symbolized and also served as a talisman of conjugal life in China. Fluffy tail of the wild duck was attached to the earrings of Tajiks and Uzbeks, in addition, in Central Asia, Apotropaic magic had feathers and claws of birds, embodying fertility: dove, pheasant, rooster.
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Alexander Calder spiral jewellery

Alexander Calder spiral jewellery. Necklace, Estimate $200,000 – 300,000

Alexander Calder spiral jewellery. Necklace, Estimate $200,000 – 300,000. Photo – sothebys.com

Alexander Calder loved the spiral sign and often repeated it in his jewellery. He believed it to be a talisman of a successful life. His earrings, necklaces and bracelets were mini-mobiles that dangled from the wrists, necks and earlobes. During his life, he created more than 1800 pieces of jewelry, each one is unique, invented and made by Calder himself. He created jewelry from steel wire, copper, silver and gold, often decorating it with what was lying under his feet: beach glass, pottery shards, pebbles, splinters. Alexander Calder was born in a family of successful artists in 1898. His father was a sculptor, mother – a painter. Since childhood, Alexander was able to engage in a home studio. At 8 years old, he created decorations for the dolls of his sisters, at 10 he created a small sculpture.
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Elizabeth Taylor jewellery

Elizabeth Taylor jewellery

Elizabeth Taylor jewellery

Elizabeth Taylor once told reporters: “My mother told me that I did not open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring.” 269 ​​items of jewelry of Elizabeth Taylor, were indulgence of lovely Hollywood Star. Historic, iconic, legendary and even epochal – these are just some of the words that can describe this impressive collection delighting audience – diamonds, emeralds and rubies, not to mention the historically significant pearl. These ornaments are rich both in number of carats, and the stories of intrigue, passion, whims, fads, indulging their own lusts, desperation and love. $ 20 million for the jewels of the legendary Liz. However, during the auction, later called the most extraordinary, showed more love and respect of the fans to the actress, the mark of $ 20 million has been overcome almost 6 times. Jewelry of Elizabeth Taylor was sold for $ 116 million.
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Camrose & Kross jewellery

Jacqueline Kennedy wearing Camrose & Kross brooch

Jacqueline Kennedy wearing Tiffany brooch. Camrose & Kross brooch

Jacqueline Kennedy brooch of gold with rubies and diamonds was made by Tiffany. This brooch was given to John F. Kennedy to his wife after the birth of her son. Jacqueline was very fond of it and often wore. Camrose & Kross – the world’s only company that has the right to make copies of ornaments of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – US First Lady, trendsetter in America and Europe, one of the most famous women of her time. Camrose & Kross LLC Trademarks include CAMROSE & KROSS and JBK jewellery. The private company Camrose & Kross was founded in 1986. For about thirty years the jewelers of the company create jewelry of precious stones and metals, watches, and silverware, alongside with costume jewellery. Camrose & Cross Jewellery replicas differ from the original neither in weight nor in appearance. If the original patina or scratch is present, then the copy has everything exactly the same. The only difference is the material of manufacture.
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Maison Gripoix glass jewellery

Maison Gripoix glass jewelry

Stunning floral brooch. Maison Gripoix glass jewelry

Maison Gripoix glass jewellery
Founded in 1869, Gripoix jewellery house is one of the oldest, if not the oldest manufacturers of costume jewelry in the world.
Parisian glass worker Augustine Gripoix was the first who began to master the sophisticated technique of creating jewellery of glass, metal and artificial pearls. She revived pâte de verre – the art of melting glass.
Meanwhile, Gripoix jewellery house created extraordinary pieces for princesses and aristocrats requesting replicas of their precious jewels. Also, fashion designers’ – Charles Worth, Paul Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin, Givenchy, Yves Saint-Laurent, Chanel and many others. Made in gold or brass, polished to a golden shine jewellery enjoyed great success in the times of the Belle Epoque. Noteworthy, Sarah Bernhardt herself wore Gripoix costume jewellery on stage. The company also created beautiful necklaces, crowns, brooches specially for the film “La belle et la bête” (‘Beauty and the Beast’) in 1946.
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Alyona Abramova unique jewellery

Alyona Abramova unique jewellery. African woman. Brooch manual molding with coral

Alyona Abramova unique jewellery. African woman. Brooch manual molding with coral

Russian artist, jeweler Alyona Abramova is a master of lacquer miniature. She graduated from Kholuy art school named after NN Kharlamov in 2004. Kholui – famous in Russia center of traditional lacquer miniature. In the words of the artist herself, she fell in love with this little piece of Russia, who is still in awe of its silence and nature. Nature and silence – the best teacher for the artist. Brooches created by Alyona Abramova are truly unique, they can not be confused with the work of any other jewelers. All jewelry – brooches, pendants, jewelry boxes are made by hand, using techniques of modeling and painting. Materials used by the master – various precious and semi-precious stones, mother of pearl, gold, silver.
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