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Beauty and Art of Jewellery Theatre

Beauty and Art of Jewellery Theatre

Beauty and Art of Jewellery Theatre

Beauty and Art of Jewellery Theatre

Jewellery Theatre company was founded in Moscow in 1998. No doubts, The Beauty and Art of Jewellery Theatre will leave you breathless, as you will not find anywhere else such a combination of a creative imagination with the natural beauty and colors of precious stones. The Philosophy of Jewellery Theatre is to create a world within a world; that is, a world of wonder on a higher level. The artful pieces of Jewellery Theatre leave behind the everyday, the ordinary, thus making us the enchanted spectators admiring the beauty and craftsmanship of the jewels. Jewellery Theatre employs the genius of brilliant designers with the craftsmanship of master jewelers. Working only with precious stones and metals, their designers and jewelers create pieces that are unique.
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Miao women traditional silver jewelry

Miao women traditional silver jewelry

Miao women traditional silver jewelry, Chinese ethnic group The Miao

Miao women traditional silver jewelry. The Miao is an ethnic group from the southern China, Miao women prefer silver jewelry as a symbol of wealth. Their festive and wedding dresses is a manifestation of silver – silver costume of Miao women can weigh up to 20 kilograms. Traditional Miao jewelry set includes flowers, hat, comb, earrings, necklace and bracelet. Silver jewelry worn by the Miao, is very diverse. Simple decorations (solid hryvnia, necklaces and bracelets) are more massive and festive (flowers, hats, pendants made ​​of silver and horn) feature a fine work.
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Beautiful jeweler and artist Laurel Burch

Jeweler and artist Laurel Burch in one of her earliest necklaces made ​​from powdered metal and colorful threads. The photo was taken in New York in the early 60s

Jeweler and artist Laurel Burch in one of her earliest necklaces made ​​from powdered metal and colorful threads. The photo was taken in New York in 1971 near her apartment in Nob Hill

Beautiful jeweler and artist Laurel Burch lived in pain all her entire life, suffering more than 100 bone fractures as a result of osteopetrosis, a rare disease of bone fragility. Any push, fall could cause a fracture. In order to pay for housing and food, she was engaged in cooking, cleaning, sitting with the children. She was looking for a stable basis in order to maintain her fragile body. Without work, without money, without a dream she got to the Golden Gate in San Francisco. These were the famous 60th time hippies. Free spirit of hippi penetrated her art, her drawings are a direct reflection of the hippie culture. She described herself this way: “I live within the vivid colors of my imagination … soaring with rainbow feathered birds, racing the desert winds on horseback, wrapped in ancient tribal jewels, dancing with mythical tigers in steamy jungles.”
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Most unusual gold products

Most unusual gold products. Nike sneakers made ​​of pure, 24-carat gold

Most unusual gold products – Nike sneakers made ​​of pure, 24-carat gold by American designer Ken Courtney

Most unusual gold products. Gold has always been a symbol of luxury and wealth. But millionaires want to have not only gold jewelery. The most bizarre and expensive items made ​​of gold, for which rich people spend tens of thousands of dollars is a kind of modern gold rush. Sunny shine of precious metal attracts not only investors, but also masters of the originals wishing to implement insanely creative (or creatively insane) ideas from not cheap material. American jewelry designer Ken Courtney has released Nike sneakers made ​​of pure, 24-carat gold. Price of a pair of shoes is more than 5000 dollars, which perhaps is not large for passionate fans of the brand. But who would dare to jog in such sports shoes, I wonder.
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Silver jewelry of Yemeni bride

Silver jewelry of Yemeni bride

Silver jewelry of Yemeni bride

If European bride can be immediately recognized by the white dress, the Yemeni – by the abundance of silver jewelry. Gold is considered by Muslims the metal of devil and can bring misfortune, but silver – blessed the prophet himself. Therefore, it is believed that the more silver jewelry a bride has, the more successful will be her marriage. The total weight of Silver jewelry of Yemeni bride can be a few pounds. Most of silver decorations are worn on the chest and around the neck – multiple rows (about 16) of massive necklaces with pendants of different shapes; oval, cylindrical, square, or in the form of fish charms with text from the evil eye; choker; on her hands – bracelets, sometimes up to the elbow; on each finger – at least one ring. Bride’s head covers Taj Cape, under which is put a special decoration – gorgush. It is like a headband with side pendants and can also be decorated with antique coins, pearls, beads.
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Chatelaine Jewelry

Chatelaine Jewelry

Chatelaine with cameo decor. Gold, silver, diamonds, rose, emerald, amethyst, glass, enamel. Duke Jean Jacques. Great Britain, Russia. 1777

Chatelaine Jewelry was popular from the 17th to the early 20th century, among both – men and women. From the early Middle Ages plain rings with chains turned into extremely detailed jewelry masterpieces made of precious stones and enamels, carvings. They were worn on the belt (usually a tailcoat), by men from aristocratic circles.
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Norman jewelry

Norman jewelry Holy Spirit pendant

Norman jewelry Holy Spirit pendant

Norman jewelry – Holy Spirit pendants. In Normandy the design of the suspension included a dove flying to the ground with an olive branch in its claws. Less commonly, a bunch of grapes in its beak. Sometimes you can see the suspension, on which other, smaller birds eat up olives or grapes of this dove. Typically, these pendants were made ​​of silver with rhinestones, less gold. Were initially fairly simple with a few crystals, but quickly turned into a complex product, with more than a hundred crystals.
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