Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

What can jewellery tell about its owner

What can jewellery tell about its owner. Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

What can jewellery tell about its owner? Modern creative ladies like to express their essence and attitude to the world through the things that surround them. However, a special role in the self-expression of any woman plays jewelry. Being the sign of a certain status, jewelry can make a lasting impression on others. But even the most scrupulous ladies sometimes do not realize that their own jewellery can talk much about them.
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Bead embroidery art by Sherry Serafini

Necklaces. Bead embroidery art by Sherry Serafini

Necklaces. Bead embroidery art by Sherry Serafini

Bead embroidery art by Sherry Serafini – Jewellery that inspires. American designer and unsurpassed master of beading and beaded embroidery Sherry Serafini grew up in a military family, moving every few years. She believes that this nomadic way of life gave her adventurous spirit and brought her to creativity. Sherry Serafini was educated as a graphic designer at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1987. Then she married and started working as a head of the department of advertising in the local newspaper. However, just after the birth of her first daughter, Erica, in 1991 she started creating from beads. Sherry prefers to stay at home with her daughter, instead of working in the advertising department.
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Jewelry artist Olga Buryanova

The Cranes Are Flying. Jewelry artist Olga Buryanova

The Cranes Are Flying. Made by Jewelry artist Olga Buryanova

Talented jewelry artist Olga Buryanova lives in the northern capital of Russia – St. Petersburg. She creates beautiful costume jewellery – earrings, necklaces, brooches using semi-precious stones, Agate, Czech glass, quartz, lapis lazuli, pearl, Swarovski crystals, carved bone. The source of inspiration for the artist is nature. Her collections ‘In the Animal World’, ‘Seasons. Spring drops’, ‘Flowers’, ‘Seasons. Summer Solstice’, ‘Around the World’ – are all admirable, unique, interesting in their own way. Each handmade jewelry set brings a certain sense, perfectly matches in color and united with a certain idea.
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Insect Jewellery Kaleidoscope

Insect Jewellery Kaleidoscope

Insect Jewellery Kaleidoscope. Brooch. Gold, diamonds, pearls, opal. 1879

Insects in jewelry existed at all times, but the real fashion for them began in the early XIX century with the development of the natural sciences. Since then, bugs, butterflies, ants, ladybirds, dragonflies and spiders forever became one of the most popular images in jewelry, and still virtually all known fashion houses have their precious insectarium, replenished from time to time with new swatches. Jewelers of XIX century not just used images of insects, but almost copied the mother nature and always had a naturalistic albums with sketches of insects and ordered sketches from entomologists. Actually brooches and necklaces of XIX century would be correct to call the “entomological”.
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Bakhtiyor Baltabayev brooches

Earrings by Bakhtiyor Baltabayev. Model Kristina

Earrings by Bakhtiyor Baltabayev. Model Kristina

Jewellery designer Bakhtiyor Baltabaev was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. After graduating from high school, he moved to Moscow. Bakhtiyor studied at the Moscow State Pedagogical University. As a student, became involved in modeling clothes, the hobby completely captured him. Bakhtiyor began creating his own accesories. He found inspiration for the work in the nature and masters, such as Rene Lalique, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix and Miriam Haskell. Oriental roots of the author give to Bakhtiyor Baltabayev brooches a special warmth, brilliance and originality. Bakhtiyor Baltabaev is a permanent participant of jewelry art exhibitions in Russia and abroad, the darling of private collectors.
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Antique jewellery buttons

Antique jewellery buttons

Antique jewellery buttons

History of the appearance of buttons is interesting and diverse. The first of their counterparts include fasteners, which appeared in the 3rd millennium BC. The excavations in the Indus Valley discovered a button with two holes for sewing. In Europe, the first find is dated 4th century BC. These were the items for bonding pieces of clothing from the ancient Greeks, who fastened with buttons their leather belts. From that time until the 1st century AD were found the samples made of gold. A medieval knight brought them to Europe from the Middle East.
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Symbolism of wearing rings

Symbolism of wearing rings. Portrait of the Infanta of Spain and Queen Isabella Clara Eugenia of Austria'

Fragment of work by Alonso Sanchez Coello (1531-1588) ‘Portrait of the Infanta of Spain and Queen Isabella Clara Eugenia of Austria’

Ring on the thumb – a symbol of wealth, on the index – belonging to a powerful family or any fraternity, and a ring on the little finger may indicate professional status. Does it matter on which finger to wear a ring? There are many traditions in wearing jewelry. Knowing the symbolism of wearing rings, you can “make a statement” or learn something about its owner. Rigid set of rules on which finger and which hand to wear the ring does not exist and anyone can wear the ring as he pleases, except wedding. But there are nuances. For example, in the majority of South and North America, including, most European countries wedding ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand, and in accordance with Orthodox tradition they are worn on the ring finger of the right hand.
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