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Brilliance of Moulin Rouge

Brilliance of Moulin Rouge

Brilliance of Moulin Rouge. Nicole Kidman as Satine in Moulin Rouge 2001

Brilliance of Moulin Rouge. The most expensive jewelry in the history of cinema was created especially for Nicole Kidman in the 2001 Australian–American movie “Moulin Rouge!” The jewel was called “Satine” after cabaret actress and courtesan Satine played by Nicole Kidman. The jewel features 1308 diamonds weighing 134 carats – a cost of a million dollars. The most valuable piece of jewellery ever created for a motion picture, appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records. Australian jeweler Stefano Canturi created ‘Satine’ to capture the eclecticism of France in the late 1800’s, he was strongly inspired by the Louis XVI style, openwork lace patterns, scrolls and splendorous bodice jewelry.
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Russian jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov

Earrings "Bullfinches" Russian jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov

Earrings “Bullfinches”. Russian jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov

Russian jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov surprises with every new exclusive jewelry work. And, his clients – people with good taste. The jeweler combines ancient technology and modern features, and, in the end, receives stunning results. Ilgiz Fazulzyanov was born March 28, 1968 in the city of Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan, Russia. In 1990, he graduated from art school and received a diploma of a designer. Then, he was engaged in stained glass and painting on silk. In 1992 Ilgiz Fazulzyanov opened his first jewelry workshop, which main task is the revival of national traditions of the Volga Tatars, very close to the traditions of jewelry making in Central Asia. Artful jewelry by Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is exhibited among world famous brands, such as Boucheron, Bovet, De Grisogono, and Faberge.
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Russian Imperial jewelry

Russian Imperial jewelry

Russian Imperial jewelry. A Belle Epoque Plume-Shaped Ladies Ring. This unusual antique ring was hand crafted in St Petersburg around 1890

Russian Imperial jewelry is characterized by its artistic beauty, exquisite craftsmanship and historical importance. It belongs to the Tsarists period, predominantly made during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II (1894-1917). Countless sparkling gems for centuries were the brightest “business card” of the Russian imperial court. Because for centuries Imperial Court was the largest customer of jewellery, it has greatly contributed to the formation of a galaxy of talented jewelers at the turn of XIX – early XX centuries, who began to determine trends in the world of fashion jewelry.
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Guinness Records L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace

L'Incomparable Diamond Necklace

Guinness Records L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace

Guinness Records L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace. This beautiful necklace named L’Incomparable is incomparable both – literally and metaphorically. L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace was listed in the Guinness book of records as the most expensive necklace in the world. Apart from this huge rock, the necklace is decked with 35 round diamonds, 27 pear-shaped diamonds, nine heart-shaped diamonds, five emerald-cut diamonds, five cushion diamonds, four oval diamonds, three Asscher-cut diamonds and two radiant diamonds. Even more, the incomparable necklace worth 55 million USD was found by a little girl… in a pile of garbage (!). It was 30 years ago, outside her uncle’s house in the town of Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When the girl’s uncle saw the lump, he sold it to local African diamond dealers for an unknown sum. The dealers, in turn, sold it to a group of Lebanese buyers operating from Kinshasa, Kenya. Guinness recorded L’Incomparable as the world’s most valuable necklace in 2013.
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Russian artist jeweler Alexander Shatokhin

Venetian mask. Made by Alexander Shatokhin, Russian artist jeweler

Venetian mask. Made by Russian artist jeweler Alexander Shatokhin

Russian artist jeweler Alexander Shatokhin
Born 13 July 1973 in Chelyabinsk, the Urals, Alexander Shatokhin has had more than twenty years experience of creative works and continuous improvement in jewellery. “I was lucky, attracted by the work itself. A bit of diamonds, gold, enamel, little stones, and breeze of inspiration. When work is ready it is a little bit sad to part with it”. Vegetable and animal motifs in jewelry are always in vogue in uncertain times. The reason is obvious – people want to add into their life a little bit of love, tenderness, and beauty. Beautiful jewelry art by Alexander Shatokhin was awarded prizes at different exhibitions in Russia.
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Talented artist Johnny Depp

Talented artist Johnny Depp

Talented artist Johnny Depp

Talented artist Johnny Depp proves the well-known theory – talented people are talented in everything, to be true. My favorite Hollywood actor reveals his secret talent (at least it was a secret for me) in oil painting. Johnny has painted portraits of some famous people, such as Marlon Brando, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Kerouac, and of course his beloved Vanessa Paradis. In an interview with Douglas Brinkley for Vanity Fair (July 2009), he stated, “What I love to do is paint people’s faces, y’know, their eyes. Because you want to find the emotion, see what’s going on behind their eyes.” An accomplished artist mixes Matisse’s bold palette with Tim Burton’s eerie aesthetic, his oil painting features the beautiful colors of red wine, dark bright hues. By the way, Johnny’s first wife was an artist Lori Anne Allison, they began dating in 1983, and married on Christmas Eve of that year. This marriage ended in 1985. If not his busy acting career who knows where the talented and creative Johnny Depp would be, one thing is clear – he would be famous anyway – an artist, a model, a musician, a winemaker, a restaurateur.
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Extraordinary artist Alexandra Putrya

Extraordinary artist Alexandra Putrya

Extraordinary artist Alexandra Putrya (1977-1989)

Extraordinary artist Alexandra Putrya
She became notable through thousands of her artworks, before dying at the age of 11 from leukemia. Born December 2, 1977 in Poltava region, then USSR, Alexandra Putrya started painting at the age of 3. By the time of her death, at age 11, she had created around 2279 paintings, drawings, and even technical sketches. Collected within 46 albums, they are on display in a museum in Poltava. Her creative collection includes also poems, embossing, embroidery, clay products and soft toys.
Alexandra Putrya had an intense interest in India, though she had never been there. She loved the country, its music, clothes, and customs, and even dreamed of marrying an Indian Movie Star. Noteworthy, she was buried, dressed in Indian sari, in 1989.
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