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Exquisite Rene Lalique jewelry

Exquisite Rene Lalique jewelry

Exquisite Rene Lalique jewelry

Exquisite Rene Lalique jewelry
French glass designer, Art Nouveau jewellery designer Rene Lalique created truly unique jewelry. And his works were popular among royalty and celebrities. In particular, Russian Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and legendary Sarah Bernhardt, as well as fashionable Parisians and residents of other world capitals. Undoubtedly, Rene Jules Lalique was one of the leaders of the Art Nouveau style. Besides, the name of Rene Lalique in the history of jewelry is in line with the names of such world-renowned artists, as Carl Faberge, Frederic Boucheron, Louis-Francois Cartier, and Louis C. Tiffany. Meanwhile, he always followed the rule of three French F «femme, faune, flore» (woman, fauna, flora), which remains the motto of the house.
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Szymon Klimeks miniature models

Szymon Klimeks miniature models

Copper cart. Szymon Klimeks miniature models

Szymon Klimeks miniature models
Talented Polish engineer Szymon Klimek combines art and engineering in his works.  So far, he has created a gallery of beautiful models of the early 20th century cars, in particular, trains, steam engines and fancy carriages. But the interesting thing is that any product easily fits a regular wine glass. Miniature models are made of very thin sheets of copper and steel. While completing the work, the author gives the desired shape and fastens together the details with glue. However, the creation of miniature can take up to two months of hard work. According to the master, his work is at the intersection of decorative, engineering, and jewelry. By the way, Klimek prefers to keep his miniatures in wine glasses.
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Michele Placido dream man of Soviet women

Michele Placido dream man of Soviet women

Handsome Italian actor Michele Placido dream man of Soviet women

Michele Placido dream man of Soviet women
Undoubtedly, handsome Italian actor Michele Placido was the love of all Soviet women, and when the TV series began – streets became deserted. In short, the 1984 series La Piovra was mega-popular. Meanwhile, when on TV was another series of fearless Commissioner Corrado Cattani, leading an unequal battle with the Mafia, the streets of Italy also died out. And not only ordinary citizens, but also the police, and even the notorious Sicilian Cosa Nostra watched the series. Indeed, Michele’s glory was huge.
As a result, adorable Corrado Cattani received thousands letters from Russia and Ukraine (of course, with female pictures in them). Just some extracts from them: “Dear Cattani (or Michele), come to Russia, I would be able to protect you from the mafia and financially secure.” Or “Favorite Corrado, waiting for you, you will have everything you want, you will be acting in the best Russian films, you’ll love me till the end of my days.”
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James Bond World Day

You Only Live Twice, 1967. James Bond Day

You Only Live Twice, 1967. James Bond Day

First of all, James Bond World Day is on October 5, 2012, and declared internationally. Noteworthy, viewers saw the first film about the 007 “Dr. No” October 5. And it is on this day 50 years ago, Sean Connery appeared before the audience from the screen for the first time. So, winking, he said: “My name is Bond. Sir James Bond, Commander of the Navy of Great Britain, also known as “007”. The main character of the novels by British author Ian Fleming is a fictional agent of MI6. In fact, “bondiane” is a series of James Bond films, and it is one of the longest running film series in history. Meanwhile, from 1962 to 2012, the film came out 23 times (an average of one film in two years). Besides, series brought to its creators more than 6 billion U.S. dollars, becoming the second most successful in the history of film series.
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Legendary Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge

Best known for the famous Fabergé eggs Legendary Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge

Best known for the famous Fabergé eggs Legendary Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge

Legendary Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge

For three decades, Carl Faberge remained on the crest of popularity. Among his regular customers were the Bulgarian king, heir to the Austro-Hungarian kings and queens of England, Italy, Spain, Greece, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, as well as the King of Siam by name Chulalonghorn. The Winter Palace had a special storage room, with ready gifts by Faberge – the royal family traveled a lot and along the way gave away tons of different items of branded company. For example, the Japanese emperor was donated luxury bowl, two candlesticks, a vase of agate, silver set (carafe with 12 Charco on the tray), and a hand mirror matte gold in the style of Louis XV. Chinese emperors – two tiaras, crystal thicket with a chased silver rooster, three silver vases with crystal tabs, two crystal decanter and a stud for a hat with a ruby ​​and diamonds. Every day between 4 and 5 p.m. to the house number 24 on the Big Morskaya street gathered grand dukes – to see what’s new Faberge put up for sale.
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English jewelry designer Charles Ashbee

Charles Ashbee jewelry

Charming enamel marsh-bird decorated with moonstones and pearls, created as a hair ornament, later converted to a brooch. English jewelry designer Charles Ashbee

English jewelry designer Charles Ashbee
Born in Isleworth, on 17 May 1863 Charles Robert Ashbee was a man of immense talents and energy and a defining figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement. Ashbee founded his Guild and School of Handicraft in the East End of London in 1888. The Guild of Handicraft specialized in metalworking, decorative painting, leather work, enameling, jewelry, and furniture. In addition to his talent as a jewelry designer, he was an architect and author of several books. By the way, Charles Ashbee was gay. But it was a time when homosexuality was illegal, so he married Janet Forbes. And they had four children: Mary, Helen, Prue and Felicity. He died in Sevenoaks, Kent, on May 23, 1942.
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Titanium quartz crystals

Titanium quartz crystals

Beautiful Titanium quartz crystals

Titanium quartz crystals. It was William Gregor who discovered Titanium in Cornwall, Great Britain, in 1791. In fact, almost all living things, rocks, water bodies, and soils contain this element. Meanwhile, to receive Titanium quartz crystals is possible with using a combination of titanium and niobium, in the magnetron ionization process of natural quartz crystals. By the way, Titanium treated quartz has different names. In particular, Flame Aura quartz, Flame aura quartz, Rainbow Quartz, rainbow aura quartz, Aura Quartz, Royal Aura, and titanium aura. Natural quartz has been specially treated in a process, like gold plating. It fuses a molecular layer of titanium plus other metals to the surface of the parent material. The result is a permanent coloring of the surface creating a dazzling effect to the specimen or jewelry piece.
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