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Jeweler Vladimir Salomatin

A branch of lilac

A branch of lilac. Silver, enamel. Jeweler Vladimir Salomatin

Russian craftsman and jeweler Vladimir Salomatin was born 1 January 1942, in the Rostov region. He graduated from Irkutsk Aviation Technical College of Civil Aviation in 1962 and flew to Riga (then USSR) in 1983. From 1965 to 1969 he studied and successfully graduated from Academy of Arts of the Latvian SSR, drawing classes. Vladimir Salomatin worked as a a jeweler-designer in a Creative Center Dailrade, which produced folk art works, souvenirs of metal, wood and amber (1983 – 1990). Vladimir Salomatin exhibited his art works at regional and national exhibitions of applied art. In 1988 he was awarded the title People’s craftsman.
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Jewellery designer David Webb

A closeup of rose blossom, Jewellery designer David Webb

A rose blossom. Platinum and diamond brooch, circa 1962, Jewellery designer David Webb

Jewellery designer David Webb
American self-taught jewellery designer David Webb has become the quintessential Jeweler and an iconic figure in the world of high fashion and jewelry art of the XX century. Born in North Carolina in 1925, he is the founder of the eponymous jewelry house David Webb. According to Webb, he began to think about creating jewelry in childhood. The boy, who was then living in the American town of Asheville, often visited his uncle – a talented jeweler who owned a large studio. Even then, the young Webb interested in the secrets of stone cutting that fascinated him with its magnificence and mysteriously flickering facets. Uncle taught his curious nephew David some of the secrets of jewelry that fascinated Webb more and more.
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Rene Boivin jewellery

18 karat gold, Blackened gold, colored diamond, diamond, citrine, ruby Dog Brooch, Rene Boivin jewellery

Labrador retriever with a fully articulated torso, ears, paws and tail. 18 karat gold, Blackened gold, colored diamond, diamond, citrine, ruby Brooch, the collar removes for wear as a ring. Rene Boivin jewellery

Rene Boivin Jewellery House may not be as famous as Tiffany, Cartier, Bulgari and Boucheron. However, the work of Rene Boivin is a whole chapter in the history of jewelry, bright and beautiful. But popularity – matter thin and capricious, not everything that is on everyone’s lips, certainly the best. Some things are initially created for connoisseurs and dedicated. So, many of their works are made on individual projects for specific customers and clients. French jewelry house Rene Boivin lasted for about a century, from 1890 to the 90s of the last century. Rene himself (1864-1917) was a hereditary jeweler, studied from his father, silversmith.
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Tree of Life jewelry symbolism

Tree of Life jewelry symbolism. Venetti Tree Of Life Brooch

Tree of Life jewelry symbolism. Venetti Tree Of Life Brooch

Tree of Life is a must-have jewelry. Our great ancestors have always been convinced that the entire universe is precisely the Tree of Life. Slavic and Scandinavian legends saw the Tree of Life as a huge, thick trunk with three large branches. Number three in the magical sense is a symbol of direction. It’s like a cross of three roads, giving to us to choose our road – destiny. In The Tree of Life, each branch has its own definition. At the top of the tree always hear melodic songs of the birds nesting there. The birds are sent down to us as God’s helpers, to observe what is happening in the world from above.
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Oscar Heyman & Brothers jewellery

Pair of Platinum, Diamond and Colored Stone ‘Pansy’. Oscar Heyman & Brothers jewellery

Pair of Platinum, Diamond and Colored Stone ‘Pansy’. Oscar Heyman & Brothers jewellery

The Heyman family, consisting of nine siblings, emigrated from Russia to New York in 1906. Two of the brothers, Oscar and Nathan, had apprenticed at a Faberge factory, while another brother was an accomplished toolmaker. Together, they launched Oscar Heyman & Brothers in 1912. The brothers were master platinum-smiths who utilized only the finest diamonds and colored gems. In time, the firm manufactured and supplied jewelry for the most prestigious American jewelry houses of the 1930s. Flower brooches became the company’s signature item. Their magnificent creations are often unstamped, and require specialists’ authentication. Oscar Heyman & Brothers continues to be self-contained, family owned and operated business where the old world techniques of tool making, fine platinum and gold metal-smithing are employed in the production of each piece.
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Russian jeweler Ilya Maksimov

Surreal golden ring 'Fire salamander'. Yellow shining sphene, dark blue sapphires, black rhodium. Russian jeweler Ilya Maksimov

Surreal golden ring ‘Fire salamander’. Yellow shining sphene, dark blue sapphires, black rhodium. Russian jeweler Ilya Maksimov

Russian jeweler Ilya Maksimov lives and works in Sevastopol. He has been in this profession for almost 20 years. Talented artist goldsmith loves his job and considers himself a happy man. Surrounding him beauty – landscapes, sea and mountains of the Crimean peninsula has always inspired him for creativity and new ideas. Ilya says, “I like to give pleasure to people, so all my works are made with an open mind and a pure heart. I hope that among my works you can find for yourself and choose the jewelry to your liking. Choose with you heart.” In the words of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, “The most important thing eyes can not see. Only the heart can see!”. The workshop of the master has a name “Another Silver’, though he also uses gold, diamonds, emeralds, sapphire and other semi-precious stones and minerals.
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Norwegian national costume Bunad

Norwegian national costume Bunad

Beautiful ladies wearing Norwegian national costume Bunad

Norwegian national costume Bunad
When tourists visit Norway, they do not get tired of admiring the beauty of the traditional Norwegian folk costume Bunad, still worn in the “modern”, rather festive life. And if you are lucky and get here on May 17 (National Day in Norway), you will find an unforgettable sight. In particular, along the decorated with national flags cities walk people in national costumes, called Bunad. Noteworthy, the costume is an integral part of life in modern Norway, and almost “obligatory” part of it, or rather its wardrobe.
Traditionally, Bunad – festive clothes in the national style, which existed for centuries, and put on in a very solemn occasions. In fact, over 70% of Norwegians have Bunad. Besides, in recent years dramatically increased the number of men, who buy for themselves a national costume. According to sociologists, it is an expression of a kind of protest against the entry of Norway into the EU. Meanwhile, the total Bunad “wardrobe” in Norway – estimated at more than 30 billion euros, and its value continues to grow.
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