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Feng Shui trees by Oksana Solovieva

Sakura in the wind. Materials used beads, copper wire, plaster, acrylic paint and varnish

Sakura in the wind. Feng Shui trees by Oksana Solovieva

Sakura in the wind. Made of beads, copper wire, plaster, acrylic paint and varnish. Sakura, or Japanese Cherry tree is a symbol of youth and beauty. It symbolizes good luck and prosperity, longevity of joy and peace. According to Feng Shui, sakura is translated as luck, love, beauty. Siberian bead artist and craftswoman Oksana Solovieva creates Miniature trees of minerals and semi-precious stones for interior decoration and Feng Shui. Creating her unique precious trees the master uses various minerals, including amethyst, quartz, garnet, glass beads, and also copper wire, plaster, acrylic paint and varnish.
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Sarah Coventry costume jewelry

Sarah Coventry costume jewelry

Golden apple. Sarah Coventry costume jewelry

The company produced decorations during two main periods 1949 – 1984, and 2000 – present. The company’s founder, Lyman K. Stuart named it in honor of his granddaughter Sarah. Noteworthy, established in 1949 jewellery company, it is the recognized oldest direct selling jewelry company in the world. In addition, the second jewelry company “Emmons”, no less famous than the brand Sarah Coventry, also belonged to Lyman K. Stuart. In fact, he named it in honor of his wife Caroline Emmons. However, instead of being engaged in design and manufacture, both companies appealed to other companies. Personal representatives sold decorations exclusively through so-called home sales.
Sarah Coventry also offered ​​jewelry for men: tie pins and cufflinks. Already in 1960 -1970s Coventry jewelry prices were comparable to Trifari and Coro. Unfortunately, in 1981, Stewart filed for bankruptcy. And in the mid-1980s, a Canadian company bought Coventry.
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Swoboda vintage jewellery

Vintage brooch made as the gentle bouquet of natural jade and coral. Marked Swoboda

Galina Karputina collection. Brooch gentle bouquet of natural jade and coral. Swoboda vintage jewellery

Swoboda vintage jewellery
Edward Swoboda (1917–2013) created his company in 1956 in Los Angeles and called it by his name. He sold his jewelry at Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods of London, Neiman Marcus, and featured in showrooms in Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas. Once, Nancy Reagan commissioned Edward Swoboda to make his fabulous gemstone trees as gifts to governors. Besides, he was a favorite jewelry designer of many Hollywood stars.
Meanwhile, Edward and his wife often traveled to South America. From there he organized a continuous supply of semi-precious stones for his jewelry lines. Edward was a talented designer, and his education gave him the opportunity to understand perfectly the stones, that’s why the company was gaining momentum. In his collections Swoboda used freshwater pearls, gold leaf, a variety of semi-precious stones and unique design. This has always distinguished decorations by Swoboda, despite the fact that jewelry was not marked on the metal stigma until 1966. The product generally contained the company’s name on the cardboard tag of jewelry.
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Chinese Phoenix Crown

Chinese Phoenix Crown

Chinese Phoenix Crown

Mysterious blue material, which decorated the jewellery worn by Chinese beauties – kingfisher feathers. The dazzling heavenly color has not lost its kind to this day, even through the centuries. This material is present in the incredibly beautiful headdress – Chinese Phoenix Crown, known as Fengguan, a masterpiece of the history of jewelry. In ancient China, the dragon marked the Emperor, and Phoenix – the Empress. Chinese Phoenix Crown – a traditional ceremonial headdress of female nobility. The particular importance the phoenix crown reached in the era of the Ming. In the above picture – the ritual headdress Phoenix Crown for the Empress Dowager Xiaojie (Ming Dynasty, Wanli era: 1573-1620). It is currently exhibited in the National Museum in Beijing. The crown was removed from the tomb of Dinlin near Beijing. The crown depicts 12 of dragons and 9 phoenixes. Empress Phoenix Crown was worn only during important events: obtaining the title, visiting Ancestral Temple, reception of ministers.
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Bob Mackie jewellery

Bob Mackie jewellery. Brooch Angel of happiness, mosaic angel

Brooch Angel of happiness, mosaic angel. Bob Mackie jewellery

Bob Mackie jewellery
Born March 24, 1940 in the city of Monterey Park, California, Robert Gordon Mackie was the founder of the company. However, he became famous for his amazing dresses created for the most popular American divas, in particular, Cher, Madonna, Tina Turner, Liza Minnelli, and Sharon Stone. In addition, he completely invented stage image for Whitney Houston, and in several world tours, she dressed only in suits from Bob Mackie. Accordingly, for his sparkling and imaginative costume designs, Bob Mackie received the title of the sultan of sequins, or the rajah of rhinestones.
Also, Bob Mackie created costumes designs for the movie. Noteworthy, for costumes for Diana Ross in “women singing the blues” (1972) And Barbara Streisand in “Funny Lady” (1975), the designer received an award of the American Film Academy. In fact, throughout his stellar career, he has won nine Emmy Awards for his designs, and three times nominated for an Academy Award.
Besides, since 1969, Bob Mackie started making clothes and ornaments for ordinary women, though not forgetting his “celebrity clients.” For example, in 1995 he created the costumes for the heroine, played by Sharon Stone in the film “Casino.”
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Irina Vasilieva Exclusive Jewelry

Blue Rose brooch of silver plated wire

Blue Rose brooch of silver plated wire

Irina Vasilieva Exclusive Jewelry – light, delicate brooches, earrings and pendants woven from thin colored wires of multiple colors, vintage bronze or silver plated. Original author’s design and weaving technology has no analogues, and can’t be repeated. Jewelry Master Irina Vasilyeva interior designer by profession. Graduated from Moscow State Art – Industrial University of Stroganov. Irina is a member of the International Union of young artists and designers and an active member of the Artists Union of Russia, Department of Painting. Irina Vasilieva has been creating jewelry since 2009, participates in many exhibitions and various art projects. Since 2014 Irina – international instructor for working with metal clay ART-CLAY SILVER. She gives master classes to work with Art-Clay Silver, wire and various materials. Works as a teacher of drawing and painting in Art – Industrial University of Stroganov.
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Vintage Monet Jewellery

Brooch Dragonfly, 1966. Vintage Monet Jewellery

Dragonfly brooch, 1966. Galina Karputina collection. Vintage Monet Jewellery

Considered classics today, Vintage Monet Jewellery occupies a prominent position among the world’s most illustrious fashion houses. Noteworthy, in order to buy jewelry of this brand, you need to contact the elite jewelry stores, because the company only works with the most prestigious boutiques.
First of all, the history of the brand Monet began in 1927. It was then that Russian-Jewish immigrants Michael and Joseph Chernow, who founded their own company in Providence (US state of Rhode Island). They named the company Monocraft Products Co. Meanwhile, specialization of the company was the release of gilded monograms and monogram used to decorate handbags. Under this name the Chernow brothers worked for ten years, although they created the first jewelry in 1929.
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