Salomé

The painting “Salomé” was realised by Paul Antoine de la Boulaye in 1909. Salome is the daughter of Herodiade and Herod the Great (Herod I). She inspired painters like Gustave Moreau and Paul Antoine de la Boulaye. She is often represented dancing in front of her stepfather Herod Antipas to charm him. She is also frequently painted holding the Jean Baptiste’s head. She asked  Herod Antipas to kill Jean Baptiste and give her his head in order to prove to her his love.

Aquamarine jewelry

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Aquamarine is the green-blue variety of the mineral Beryl (Emerald belongs also to the Beryl family of minerals). Aquamarine has generally a pastel blue colour. This gemstone can also be intense blue and blue-green.The name “aquamarine” comes from the Latin … Continue reading

Apatite jewelry

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Apatite is a calcium phosphate mineral. It is the most widespread phosphate in the  nature. The name Apatite derives from Greek “apatein” meaning “misleading” because this gemstone was confused with other minerals like tourmaline, peridot, emerald or aquamarine. Surprisingly, Apatite … Continue reading

Smelling the bright scent of lemons while admiring the ravishing Italian majolicas

Majolica (Maiolica) is an Italian faience dating back to the Renaissance. “By the 13th century majolica ware was imported into Italy through the Isle of Majorca, headquarter of the trade between Spain and Italy. The Italians called it Maiolica, erroneously thinking it was made in Majorca”. Continue reading

Yulia Prokhorova Beloe Zoloto

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One of the most famous Russian fashion designers, Yulia Prokhorova founded the Beloe Zoloto fashion house. The creator imagines romantic, poetic and ravishing clothes. There are also two specific collections : one for wedding and another for Christmas. The website … Continue reading