Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger

The brooch 'Bird on a Rock'. Tiffany Diamond. image - Wikipedia. French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger

The brooch ‘Bird on a Rock’. Tiffany Diamond. image – Wikipedia. French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger

French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger
Bird on a Rock has been one of Jean Schlumberger’s most iconic pieces since its introduction in 1965. Born in Mulhouse, France, Jean Schlumberger was the son of Paul Albert Edward Schlumberger (1877 – 1952) and Elizabeth Schoen (1884 – 1942), both worked in the textile industry. Already in his youth, Jean showed talent for drawing, but his parents tried to discourage him from the artistic activity, forbidding him to undertake formal training. In 1930, his father sent his son to Berlin to be engaged in banking activities. However, Jean finds a complete lack of interest and talent for numbers, and soon moved to Paris, where he indulges his love of art.
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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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