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Sapphire Kaleidoscope

Sapphire Kaleidoscope

Sapphire Kaleidoscope

Sapphire (from Greek “sappheiros”) – blue stone, one of the varieties of the mineral corundum, precious stone of different hues, but mostly blue. Sapphire is one of the four major precious stones, rock and soul of autumn, it is an indicator of female constancy, a symbol of virginity, love of truth and goodness, purity of conscience and remorse. In addition to the usual blue color, Sapphire can be orange, yellow, green and pink (called “Fancy sapphire”) and colorless (“leuco-sapphire”). Highly prized as “star” varieties of sapphire with a vivid effect of asterism (star-shaped appearance of the figure in light of the crystal).
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Vintage Mermaid jewellery

Vintage Mermaid jewellery. Pendant, French, circa 1860-1870. Gold, enamel, foil set Burmese old cut rubies, pearl, mother of pearl

Vintage Mermaid jewellery. Pendant, French, circa 1860-1870. Gold, enamel, foil set Burmese old cut rubies, pearl, mother of pearl

Vintage Mermaid jewellery. Great storyteller Hans Christian Andersen romanticized mermaid pretty much, because originally it was just a creepy creature. The existence of mermaids has been known since ancient times. In Russia, mermaids were considered the drowned girls. Or the suicide girls who decided to end life because of unhappy love. It is believed that the biggest holiday for them is the night of July 7, when they come out of the water and dance. Mermaids are interested not only in mere mortals, but the powerful men. Russian Emperor Peter I carefully studied the records of Christopher Columbus, who claimed to have seen with his own eyes the three beautiful maidens with fish tails, frolicking off the coast.
Mermaid has long been an inspiration for jewelers.
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Enid Collins Vintage Handbags

Enid Collins Vintage Handbags

Enid Collins Vintage Handbags

American designer from Texas Enid Collins began producing these amazing bags in 1959. She became the proprietress of the same name brand. Non-standard, bright, cheerful, with a good dose of humor and self-irony – with her bags used to fall in love at first sight. Initially Enid Collins made bags with her husband Fred, right at the ranch. Only later, as the popularity of handbags grew, production was moved to a separate studio, and then appeared two factories in different cities.
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Fashion & Nature project by Liliya Khudyakova

Jason Wu Spring-Summer 2013. Starry night Silhouettes by Harry Finder. Fashion & Nature project by Russian designer Liliya Hudyakova

Jason Wu Spring-Summer 2013. Starry night Silhouettes by Harry Finder. Fashion & Nature project by Liliya Khudyakova

Fashion & Nature project by Liliya Khudyakova

Autumn brought a merry collage of many colors into our streets, which became golden and red. The trees branches painted with the autumnal hue are visible through the window panes. Nature shows us a great variety of different shades. We can observe colorful reality in the woods and meadows. The fields are a riot of color. The brightness and sweet scent of flowers attract the insects in nature.
It would be wonderful if fashion designers from around the world have learned to take inspiration from the nature. This idea has come to Liliya Khudyakova, Siberian fashion designer. She creates stunning collages for the project Fashion & Nature, in which Liliya is looking for parallels between contemporary designers’ dresses and nature. These are really fashionable masterpieces of natural symbiosis of beauty and fashion.

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Viktor & Rolf Summer 2015 collection

Viktor & Rolf Summer 2015 collection

Viktor & Rolf Summer 2015 collection

Amsterdam-based fashion house Viktor Horsting and Rolf CHOP showed a rather unusual collection of haute couture at Fashion Week in Paris spring-summer 2015. Designers are absolutely not worried about whether we can wear these high fashion things or not – it is an opportunity to realize their creative impulses. This time the brand Viktor & Rolf showed on the catwalk original vision of the village – a wreath of ears and straw hats of immense size complement the same vast A-line dresses. This collection of Viktor Horsting & Rolf CHOP dedicated to their compatriot, the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh.
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Kaleidoscope of Most Expensive Gems

Kaleidoscope of Most Expensive Gems

Kaleidoscope of Most Expensive Gems

Many people mistakenly believe that the limit of the high cost of precious stones stops at diamonds, but naturally there are other, no less beautiful, but more rare minerals, the price of which often exceeds the cost of diamonds. Here is the Kaleidoscope of Most Expensive Gems in the world. The high price is usually determined by a unique combination of rarity, beauty and great demand. The list shows the average price of high quality stone available today on the global market, but it should be noted that some of the prices are approximate as particularly valuable gems are often sold privately, without disclosing to the general public.
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Rare mineral Eudialyte

Rare mineral Eudialyte

Rare mineral Eudialyte

Regularly, we are inspired by the richness of nature and a variety of stones and minerals, among which is a little-known but very interesting stone – Eudialyte. This rare mineral combines the reliability of granite, purple of sunset and gold of underground mines. Eudialyte derives its name from the Greek phrase meaning “well decomposable”. Sami, the local inhabitants of the Kola Peninsula (the far northwest of Russia) call Eudialyte “Sami blood”. The origin of the name is related to the ancient Norse legend, described by Academician Fersman in his book “Memories of a rock.” In the Sami folklore there is a legend about the battle of Sami with the Swedish soldiers. As a result of the fight on the tundra was sprayed the blood of Sami soldiers killed in the battle. Drops of blood turned into a beautiful stone Eudialyte.
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