Reviving Russian tradition Axenoff Jewellery
Axenoff Jewellery – original Russian jewelry brand, founded by Pyotr Aksenov. The concept of brand is based on Russian culture, and its designs feature traditions of XVI-XIX centuries, as well as the beginning of the XX century. Axenoff Jewellery is associated with rich historical heritage of Russia – Russian folk tales, masterpieces of Russian painting – Vasnetsov, Bilibin, Vrubel and outstanding works of opera and ballet “Ruslan and Ludmila” by Glinka, “Boris Godunov” by Mussorgsky, “The Tsar’s Bride”, “Sadko” and “Snow Maiden” by Rimsky-Korsakov.
Philosophy and style of the brand Axenoff Jewellery entirely determined by the personality of its creator. Pyotr Aksenov – artist and collector with a versatile education, innate taste and style. The idea of creating his own jewelry brand has become a natural stage for Pyotr’s life in which he was always guided by love for Russia. Thorough knowledge of local history, interest in Russian art and national cultural tradition, helped him find his own flamboyant style in jewelry design.
Earrings, rings, brooches, necklaces and tiaras made of silver with semiprecious stones – topaz, onyx, moonstone, lapis lazuli, turquoise, garnet, agate, but can also be implemented in a more expensive materials – platinum, diamonds, sapphires and emeralds. To work on the creation of Axenoff Jewellery attracted the best craftsmen in jewelry business from the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia.
He has always been pro-Western artist, and was not interested in Russian art. But when he was in Abramtzevo, suddenly rediscovered Russian artists Wanderers – Vasnetsov, Bilibin. He began working on the project “Russian fairy tale.” A collection of jewelry based on Russian nobles and kings – ring “Cap of Monomakh”, ring “Temple”, “Snowflake”, “Vasilisa”, “Rogneda” and “Kupava”.
Jewellery from Axenoff Jewellery has become fashionable not only in our country. Despite the purely Russian source of inspiration, it turned out that they are suitable for image-pastiches of different eras and countries. Some ornaments like Eva Green (James Bond girl and star of “Dreamers”). One of the rings she used while shooting in “Camelot” – a series of King Arthur. Another one of the rings has chosen Dita Von Teese.