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Russian jeweler Vladimir Ufimtsev

Brooch Jester. 1995 Gold, enamel, diamonds

Brooch Jester. 1995 Gold, enamel, diamonds. Work by Russian jeweler Vladimir Ufimtsev

Russian jeweler Vladimir Ufimtsev
Born in 1970 in Yekaterinburg, Vladimir Ufimtsev is a talented Russian jeweler. In 1989 he graduated from Yekaterinburg art school. He mastered the crafting in the jewelry studio of Vladislav Khramtsov. Since 1991 Vladimir has been a permanent participant of city, regional, zonal, national and international exhibitions, among which jewellery exhibition in Basel (Switzerland), San Francisco (the USA), Emirates. In 1992, he became a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. From 1993 to 1998 he worked at the Sverdlovsk jewelry factory. In 1998 he was awarded the gold medal of the Pushkin Fund and the first prize at the International Exhibition in St. Petersburg. The works of Russian jeweler Vladimir Ufimtsev are in private collections in Russia and abroad.
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Russian jeweler Eduard Nikitin

Ring Snail. Jeweler Eduard Nikitin

Ring Snail. Gold 750 °, Diamonds. Jeweler Eduard Nikitin

Inconceivable mesmerizing magic of mathematical snail spiral ring, a symbol of the evolution of nature and the whole of human history. Even in a small creature embodies the harmony and the value of the universe. Russian jeweler Eduard Nikitin creates jewellery inspired by the mystery of past civilizations and mythical animals. Moscow based jeweler Eduard Nikitin was born 2 March 1961, in Chelyabinsk. In 1981, he graduated from the Chelyabinsk Art School, Sculpture Department. Nikitin is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia (1989). He has participated in International, Republican, and All-Russian exhibitions of jewellery art since 1980. Eduard Nikitin was awarded Diplomas of Moscow international jewellery and watch exhibition “Jeweler-2002”, “Jeweler-2003”, the International Exhibition “Three thousand years of Jerusalem” (1996, Jerusalem, Israel), Medal of Rantanen Foundation (1989, Helsinki, Finland), the jubilee commemorative badge of Carl Faberge Fund (2011), Gold medal for 1st place in the competition “Jewelry Olympus” (2012), the order of Franz Bierbaum (2012). His art works are exhibited in Museums of Fine Arts in Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Helsinki, Prague, Haifa, and in private collections in Russia, Belgium, Germany, Israel, Finland, the US, Luxembourg.
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Inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

Inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, 9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000)

Austrian actress of the 1930s and 1940s, Hedy Lamarr was frequently called the most beautiful woman in motion pictures. Not to admire her beauty is simply impossible. Look at the jewelry, she wore – pearl necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches. Generally, in those years, for movie and advertising photography actresses wore their own decorations. The taste of the actress is elegant and flawless. She will forever be remembered not only as one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a motion picture screen, but also as a smart woman.
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Banana Bob jewellery

Banana Bob jewellery vintage brooch Angels

Beautiful Victorian style vintage brooch Two Angels holding Heart, made of brass, enameled, 1970-80s, USA. Banana Bob jewellery

Banana Bob jewellery
Launched by Annie Venditti in the 80s of the 20th century, Banana Bob brand has become vintage, due to the fact that the company ceased to exist. Traditionally, all their jewellery pieces are handmade. The material – metal alloy based on brass, with the use of high quality Swarovski crystals, rhinestones from Austria, and enamels. In fact, Banana Bob jewellery incorporated various styles – from Victorian, Art Deco/Art Nouveau to motifs of the time – inspired by Disco music and Discotheques of the 1970s. Gorgeous costume jewellery of Banana Bob brand was sold in such department stores as Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.
Currently, the decorations of this brand are collectible rarities, which price is growing up each year.
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Beaucraft jewellery unsigned beauty

Beaucraft jewellery unsigned beauty

Yellow roses Vintage brooch. Beaucraft jewellery unsigned beauty

Beaucraft jewellery unsigned beauty
Although Beaucraft did not label their brooches in the set, only clips, but still it remained recognizable by their special style called “unsigned beauty” (not marked beauty). However, vintage costume jewellery lovers often confuse the name of Beaucraft with another, no less popular Beau Jewels. Founded in 1947 by Luigi Russo and Ray Sacciccio, Beaucraft jewellery classic elegant design is equal in rating of popularity and quality to the products of, for example, the brand Coro. And, of course, values as highly collectible. Known for high-quality products of perfect polished sterling silver, and gold-plated, they have a completely original look. Besides, combining classic style with modern fashion. Undoubtedly, the markings “Beau Sterling” of this brand destined for high-end fashionistas. And due to the fact that the company did not only make costume jewelry, but jewelry made of precious metals.
The company Beaucraft Inc. began producing jewelry “Beau” and “Beaucraft” in Providence, Rhode Island in 1947. Noteworthy, they had been a leading manufacturer of unique sterling silver jewelry for half a century. Beaucraft jewellery design features originality, versatility and impeccable craftsmanship.
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Butler and Wilson jewellery

Butler and Wilson jewellery. Brooch Harlequin made of an alloy of silver, encrusted with clear rhinestones, eyes of crystal, Lips and a mask covered with colored enamel. Marked B & B

Harlequin brooch made of an alloy of silver, encrusted with clear rhinestones, eyes of crystal. Lips and a mask covered with colored enamel. Marked B & B – Butler and Wilson jewellery

Butler and Wilson jewellery
After a successful business in trading, two London antique dealers, Nikki Butler and Simon Wilson opened a shop in the early 1970s in London. They started selling their own jewelry, they began to sell it in the 1980s in many cities of their country, as well as abroad.
Traditionally, jewelry designers of Butler and Wilson company made their decorations of fake diamonds, or rhinestones, Swarovski crystals and rare stones of unusual forms. Besides, their decorations were similar to the works of the Art Deco. Sparkling rock crystals are characteristic for many jewelry decorations by Butler and Wilson, created in 1980-1990s. And their brooches in the form of lizards and spiders have become classics. However, the most popular among the collectors are their early works of the 1970s.
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Russian Trompe l’oeil silver jewellery

A fine silver parcel-gilt trompe l’oeil salt cellar designed as a cake (kulich) mounted in trompe l’oeil napkin and plate. Marked ‘VS’ (Viktor Savinkov, 1855-1888)

Russian Trompe l’oeil silver jewellery. A fine silver parcel-gilt trompe l’oeil salt cellar designed as a cake (kulich) mounted in trompe l’oeil napkin and plate. Marked ‘VS’ (Viktor Savinkov), 1855-1888

Trompe l’oeil or “an optical illusion” is a technique in the art, the purpose of which was the creation of realistic objects, was used earlier mainly to feature paintings and interior design in highly realistic manner. Over time the term has come to have a broader meaning and was applied in decorative art. One of the peculiarities of Russian Trompe l’oeil silver jewellery was a perfect imitation of linen napkins and towels.
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