Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Amber Kaleidoscope

Amber Kaleidoscope

Amber Kaleidoscope

Amber is like music – infinitely various, emerged from the depths of time, timeless and will be forever. Among the jewelers especially prized pieces of amber with prisoners inside them, bubbles of air or water. Along with jade amber is the oldest gem known to man. Mention of it can be found in the writings of Plato and Aristotle. In the old days the origin of amber was shrouded in mystery, which gave rise to many legends about it. For example, the ancient Greeks called this stone electron, thought it was frozen tears, weep for the dead Phaeton.
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Anastasiya Ivanova handcrafted jewelry

'Good morning!' Pendant

Anastasiya Ivanova handcrafted jewelry. ‘Good morning!’ Pendant

‘Good morning!’ Pendant handcrafted from copper, brass, nickel, silver, chalcedony and zircon, using wire wrap and cold forging techniques. Patinated and partially polished. Beautiful Russian artist of applied art, jeweler Anastasiya Ivanova (b. 1983) lives in Novosibirsk. She creates unique handcrafted jewelry from copper, brass, nickel silver, using wire wrap and cold forging techniques. In creating brooches, hairpins, pendants, necklaces and even glasses frames she uses natural stones – agate, topaz, olivine, quartz, lapis lazuli, zircon, labradorite, rhodochrosite, pearls.
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Symbolic Horse jewellery

24K gold plated surface and Swarovski crystal decorated Horse

Symbolic Horse jewellery. 24K gold plated surface and Swarovski crystal decorated Horse

Horse combines the symbolic qualities of several animals: the courage of a lion, the vision of an eagle, the strength of an ox, a deer quickness, fox agility. Oriental khans, owners of thoroughbred horses, did not sell their horses, but only gave to the distinguished guests and friends. Thoroughbred horse is now a very valuable gift. The cost of outstanding thoroughbred horses can exceed millions and tens of millions of dollars. Horse has a lucky number 7 in Chinese Horoscope.
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Ekaterina Kostrigina jewellery

Brooch of gold with pink opal and diamond

Brooch of gold with pink opal and diamond. Ekaterina Kostrigina jewellery

Ekaterina Kostrigina – representative of Russian jeweler’s art and the owner of the eponymous jewelery company. True to the St. Petersburg style, renowned names of court jewelers Faberge and Bolin, Ekaterina Kostrigina continues the glorious tradition. The company “Ekaterina Kostrigina” assembled a team of great masters jewelers, painters, stone cutters, enamelists, holding the secrets of complex and rare techniques of jewellery. The company’s products combine the uniqueness and individuality of the St. Petersburg style with modern achievements of jewelry.
In the gallery of Ekaterina Kostrigina company – rings, bracelets and brooches, but brooches have a special place: flower-brooch, butterfly-brooch, sacred scarab beetles, flirty berry brooches. All jewelry pieces are made of precious stones and metals – gold and silver, diamonds, sapphires, opal, amethyst, Cacholong, topaz, jasper, pearls, tourmalines.
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Bottle cap fashion

Russian fashion model Anna Selezneva in bottle cap armor and helmet

‘Eco Warrior’ Russian fashion model Anna Selezneva in bottle cap armor and helmet. Photo hautfashion.com

Bottle cap fashion. Plastic and tin bottle caps are in fact a universal material with limitless possibilities for creativity. They allow you to show imagination. From the caps can be done, for example, miniature furniture, amusing figures, simple ornaments or cute magnets. The inner surface can be decorated with embroidery, decoupage or paint. Some designers and jewelers even manage to create jewelry pieces and fantastic dresses from caps.
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Sevan Bicakci jewellery

Ring by Turkish jeweler Sevan Bicakci

Sevan Bicakci jewellery

Sevan Bicakci jewellery is one of the most famous and recognized in the world of contemporary jewelery and the most famous in Turkey. Sevan Bicakci is called an icon of contemporary jewelry world, and even the “Lord of the Rings.” Sevan Bicakci was born in 1972 and since 12 years of age he studied the art of jewelry and was assistant at the famous jeweler Hovsep Catak. In the words of Bicakci, during the four years he had been taught in addition to the basic techniques of jewelry – a manner to behave in a professional environment, the ability to find his own technique and style, born out of passion. “Technique can be taught, but the passion is the main ingredient, and you have it or not.”
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Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery

Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery. Pendant, ca. 1907. Gemstones, Silver Crystal Opal

Pendant, ca. 1907. Gemstones, Silver Crystal Opal. Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery

Arthur and Georgie Gaskin jewellery
British duo of jewelers Arthur and Georgie Gaskin were Georgina Gaskin (1866-1934) and her husband Arthur Gaskin (16 March 1862 – 4 June 1928). Arthur Gaskin did most of the enameling and had a particular interest in medieval metalwork. Georgie was his main creative partner for Arts & Crafts jewelry. Arthur Gaskin was also an illustrator, painter, teacher and designer of jewellery and enamel work. He was born in Birmingham into the family of a decorator. In 1883 he entered the Birmingham School of Art. Here he met his future wife Georgie in 1888. She was one of his students. The couple married in 1894. Arthur and Georgie Gaskin started producing jewellery in 1899.
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