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Moscow Kremlin jewelry exhibition

Van Cleef and Arpels, 1924. Kremlin jewelry exhibition 'India - Jewels that conquered the world'

Van Cleef and Arpels, 1924. Kremlin jewelry exhibition ‘India – Jewels that conquered the world’

Moscow Kremlin jewelry exhibition ‘India – Jewels that conquered the world’ opens April 12, 2014, with the support of the Russian- Indian jewelry Foundation. Traditionally in mid-April there is an endless queue to Kutafya tower – through its gates audience (lovers of jewelry) enter the territory of the Moscow Kremlin. April 12 the Assumption Belfry and One-Pillar Chamber will host an exhibition of beautiful Indian jewelry. In the windows will sparkle treasure of Indian palaces of different eras – male and female ornaments, amulets, ambassadorial gifts – as well as the works of great European jewelers and houses, which at various times have come under the influence of special charm of decorative and applied art of the Indian subcontinent.
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Jewellery Design Studio Finix-M

Joker. Jewellery Design Studio Finix-M, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Joker. Jewellery Design Studio Finix-M, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Russian Jewellery Design Studio ‘Finix-M’ was founded in 1989 in Yekaterinburg. The upscale professionals working in the studio Finix-M use natural precious stones, including rare, of different sizes and cut – beautiful and intriguing sapphires, diamonds, tourmalines, spinel, rubies, and opals. The works of the Ural jewelers have been recognized in Russia and abroad, awarded diplomas at prestigious jewelry art exhibitions. On production of figurine of the Joker (photo above) the jewelers used a great variety of precious and semi-precious stones – Moss agate, marbled onyx, coral, Afghan lapis lazuli, Chalcedony, tiger’s eye, different kinds of jasper, Brazilian agate, and also precious Metal: Gold and Silver.
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The Jewel Box Star cluster

The Jewel Box Star cluster

The Jewel Box Star cluster

The Jewel Box Star cluster. The Jewel Box (NGC 4755 at 7,500 light years) in the Southern Hemisphere is one of the youngest known open clusters, about 20 light years across with 198 stars. The stars from Earth are exceptionally beautiful with colors varying from red and yellow, to the more common blue-white with a number of luminous B-type giant stars and a red super giant star. It is also situated near the dark nebula called the Coal Sack. A planet orbiting one of the member stars would have a night sky blazing in brightness with hundreds of stars brighter than Venus or Jupiter at their most brilliant. Several stars may even exceed the brightness of the full moon if we were close enough. These would appear as a dazzling red and several blue stars. The Jewel Box is one of the finest objects in the southern sky.
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Enamel painting by Vyacheslav Abramov

Easter egg souvenir. Enamel painting by Vyacheslav Abramov

Easter egg souvenir. Enamel painting by Vyacheslav Abramov. Silver, gilding, enamel, stones – citrine, chrysolite, grenades

Enamel painting by Vyacheslav Abramov. Vyacheslav Abramov is a talented Russian artist, born in 1952, in the city of Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region. In 1978 he graduated from the Rybinsk Aviation Technology Institute, and worked at a plant until 1990. But he never gave up on creativity – was engaged in wood carvings from 1980 to 1992. He has created more than 500 works for the interior decoration. As a woodcarver has participated in amateur and professional exhibitions on the regional level. In 1990 he had become intensely engaged in jewelry business and painting on enamel. First it was the exclusive jewelry, then Easter eggs, and finally – salary for icons. Since 2001 Abramov is a Member of the Union of Artists of Russia.
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Filigree by Vladimir Tsekunov

Tsekunovka - wood filigree made by Belarusian artist Vladimir Tsekunov

Filigree by Vladimir Tsekunov, wood filigree made by Belarusian artist Vladimir Tsekunov

Filigree by Vladimir Tsekunov. All these beautiful items are made in the technology known under different names – “Belarusian filigree”, “Gomel filigree”, “Sozh filigree,” “Tsekunov filigree”, or simply “Tsekunovka.” The name “Tsekunovka” is the most appropriate and emphasizes the authorship of its creator. According to the craftsmen, nobody else makes the same art things in the world. Gomel wooden filigree was developed and brought to life by a wonderful craftsman from Gomel, Belarusian artist Vladimir Tsekunov. An ancient technique that was used in the XV century to adorn the icons have been forgotten. In 1990 filigree wood master Vladimir Tsekunov revived this art. The talented master died in spring 2008, but he has left not only his masterpieces, but followers, who continue creating filigree decorated plates, boxes, desktop utensils, salaries, frames, table tops, decorative dishes – this is an incomplete list of items that can be decorated with “Tsekunovka”, giving them a unique appearance.
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Birds carved from precious stones by Peter Muuller

Birds carved from precious stones by Brazilian artist Peter Muuller

Birds carved from precious stones. Art work by Brazilian artist Peter Muuller

Birds carved from precious stones. Art work by Peter Muuller. All birds are carved from such stones as Aquamarine, Amethyst, Tourmaline, Agate, and etc. Talented stone carver, jeweler and artist Peter Muuller was born in 1952 in Luzern, Switzerland. He lived in several foreign countries and came to Brazil in 1979, where he started the production of bird carvings of precious stones in 1984. Married to Teja Vroom in 1987, they both started to participate in the international fairs in 1990. Peter has the most advanced carving shop in Brazil where he and his crew are always improving the quality of their creations. Nature teaches Peter and his carving-crew to create these beautiful hand-crafted bird carvings out of natural colored precious stones from all over the world.
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Russian Goldwork embroidery

Russian Goldwork embroidery

Russian Goldwork embroidery – collected for centuries experience of old masters

Russian Goldwork embroidery. The art of embroidery with the use of metal, gold, silver, or copper threads is called Goldwork. Goldwork embroidery masters usually used imitation of gold threads, gold-coated silver, and even if they used gold, it contained a very low percent of real gold. Originated in Asia 2000 years ago, it reached a high level of skill in the Medieval England, all over Europe, and Russia. Beautiful Goldwork was used in church vestments, hangings, later in clothing and furnishings of the royalty and nobility, then – military and official regalia. In Russia, more than in any other country, Goldwork is most commonly used for the highest-quality church vestments and art embroidery, for occasional and special use, due to both the expense of the materials and the time to create the embroidery, and because the threads will not hold up to frequent laundering of any kind.
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