Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

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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Hattie Carnegie jewellery

Hattie Carnegie jewellery

Henrietta Kanengeiser (March 15, 1889- 22 February 1956) Legendary Hattie Carnegie jewellery

Legendary Hattie Carnegie jewellery
Born Henrietta Kanengeiser on March 15, 1889 in Vienna, Austria, Hattie Carnegie became a legendary American jewelry and fashion designer in the 1920s-1950s. She was the second of seven children of Isaac Kanengeiser and his wife Helen Kranczer. In 1900 their family emigrated to the United States of America. The 16-year-old Henrietta worked as a secretary in the Macy’s Store, one of the famous New York department stores. Noteworthy, it was her father, Jewish tailor, who had introduced her to the world of fashion. Elegant and beautiful Henrietta designed her own clothes and accessories. Meanwhile, Henrietta adopted the name Hattie Carnegie after she had met the local dressmaker Rose Ruth Purchaser. In 1909 Hattie Carnegie and Rose Ruth opened their own fashion business on East 49th Street in New York. Nine years later she founded the Hattie Carnegie, Inc.
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Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery

Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery. Cuttlefish. Superb Symbolist Brooch. Gold Enamel Pearl Ruby. Marks – ‘WLC’ monogram. German, c.1900

Cuttlefish. Superb Symbolist Brooch. Gold Enamel Pearl Ruby. Marks – ‘WLC’ monogram. German, c.1900. Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery (1861-1918). German goldsmith Cranach worked in the Art Nouveau style. His beautiful works are often confused with other jewelers’. Wilhelm Cranach worked as a forester, an artist – portrait painter, designer, and silversmith. He became known in Berlin as an artist of applied art and a jeweler since 1900. His rich jewelry was made in the Art Nouveau style.
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Arthur Pepper jewellery

Arthur Pepper jewellery

Arthur Pepper jewellery

Arthur Pepper jewellery by Mode-Art jewelry company gives us the knowledge of its place of location – New York. ART is the conventional name for collectors of vintage jewelry from the most famous and widespread stigma of ART in later works. Arthur Pepper founded his jewelry company ART in New York City in the late 1940s. However, the more reliable data about the company is absent. Even the exact year of the liquidation of the company is not clear, we know for sure that ART produced their last pieces in the early ’70s.
If to compare the amount of jewelry that are among collectors and dealers, the company’s heyday was in the mid 50’s – 60’s of the XX century. Indeed, it was the “golden” age of costume jewelry. Meanwhile, ART company produced jewelry in very different styles, including – the Renaissance, Victorian and Art – Deco. Basically, decorations included flower, fruit and leafy motifs, and very rarely – figures of animals and reptiles.
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Jeff Barton Meteorite Kaleidoscope

The Allende meteorites fell in 1969 at Pueblito de Allende, Mexico

The Allende meteorites fell in 1969 at Pueblito de Allende, Mexico. Jeff Barton Meteorite Kaleidoscope

Chondrules in a specimen of Allende meteorite viewed in a cross-polarized light using a petrographic microscope. The chondrules date the meteorite to more than 4.55 billion years old. This means meteorite is the oldest material known. The author of these stunning kaleidoscope images Jeff Barton from Richardson, Texas, USA. He began studying thin sections of rocks and meteorites in 2004. He taught himself how to identify minerals in thin sections by measuring index of refraction with a microscope. Now he uses a spectrograph and computer software, and he started taking photographs of the colorful bits in the meteorites. ‘Variations in optical glass and in mounting lenses can alter the polarization of light passing through the lenses. Making the photographs takes a matter of seconds to minutes, depending on how thoroughly you want to document the section and what you are trying to learn from it“, says Jeff Barton.
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Dominick and Haff Sterling Silver Art

Dominick & Haff Antique Sterling Repoussé Soup Tureen, c. 1884

Antique Sterling Repoussé Soup Tureen, c. 1884. Dominick and Haff Sterling Silver Art

Henry Blanchard Dominick was a descendant of George Dominick and French Huguenot, who came to America in 1740. His partner Leroy B. Haff first entered the silversmith business in 1867. In their early days Dominick and Haff devoted themselves to the manufacture of relatively small pieces. They were renowned for the quality of their vinaigrettes, chatelaines, and other fancy articles. The firm sold its wares to such establishments as Bailey, Banks and Biddle, a venerable jewellery and silver company with a retail shop on Chestnut street in Philadelphia. It was to that concern that Dominick & Haff sold the tea and coffee service embellished with repoussé floral and insect decoration which stands as mute testimony to the company’s standards of craftsmanship.
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