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Bakelite is a castable, fire resistant plastic invented by Leo Baekeland in 1909 for industrial purposes. However, jewelry makers used it to create jewels ; it was very popular in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
The jewelry designer Mark Davis uses bakelite for his designs :
Lazurite is a feldspathoid silicate and belongs to sodalite group of minerals. It is a blue stone which can vary from “greenish blue to violetish, from medium to dark and from low to highly saturated”.
This fine stone is found mainly in Afghanistan but is also found in Angola, Argentina, Canada, Chile (North of Santiago), India, Italy, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan, Russia and the United States (California and Colorado).
Besides, the name “lapis lazuli” comes from the Latin word “lapis” meaning “stone” and from the Arabic and the Persian word “lazaward” (Persian name for lapis stone and the name of the mining location).
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Topaz is an aluminium silicate containing fluorine and hydroxyl. Purely, it is colourless (white) ; it is the impurities which cause the variations of colour. “Topaz ranges from colourless to yellow, orange, red-brown, light to dark-blue, pink to red, violet … Continue reading
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Turquoise is a hydrated copper and aluminium phosphate. The colour varies from blue to blue-green. Turquoise is often mottled with cream or brown veins. Furthermore, the name “turquoise” comes from a confusion : when Venitian merchants brought this stone in … Continue reading
In France, the fleur-de-lis is the symbol of the Royalty. It is the Capetian King’s emblem.
The Amazonite (also named Microcline) is a variety of potassium feldspar (like moonstone). The name “Amazonite” comes from the Amazon River in Brazil. The colour varies from green to blue-green. This fine gemstone can be confused with Turquoise and Jade. Amazonite is found mainly in Colorado, Brazil, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibie, Russia and Zimbabwe.
Jacquie Aiche’s charm
Jessica Chastain is my favourite current actress. She is very talented, glamour and plays interesting female characters in great movies. I like her particulary in the movies “Miss Sloane”, “Molly’s game” directed by Aaron Sorkin, “Interstellar” directed by Christopher Nolan, “A most violent year” directed by J.C. Chandor, “ Zero Dark Thirty” by Kathryn Bigelow and “The debt” by John Madden.
For more information about Jessica Chastain : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1567113/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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I went to the Parc floral in May and i was enchanted by the colorful and luxurious flowers. I saw an amazing collection of tulips and enormous peonies. The Parc floral is located Route de la Pyramide 75012 Paris.
The French designer Sylvia Toledano launched her eponym brand in 2007 to sell jewelry and minaudieres. Her jewels are gold and decorated with gemstones (Labradorites, Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian, Tigereye, quartz…). Through her creations, the founder bring us in a bright and colorful universe. I love the Byzantine style, the use of colored gemstones and gold.
The website : http://www.sylviatoledano.com/
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Closed to the Tuileries, there is the wonderful and refined pastry and tea house “Sébastien Gaudard”. We can degust delicious traditional French pastries and savouring tea. Sébastien Godard is one of my favourite pastry chef in Paris. The decoration is … Continue reading
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I drew these flowers few years ago and i created new patterns with photoshop.
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When i went to Copenhagen, Denmark in 2011, i was charmed and delighted by the colorful houses, the sea breeze, the famous little mermaid and the Royal Palace.
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Moonstone is a fine gemstone belonging to the silicate group and the feldspar family of minerals. Jean Claude Delamétherie discovered this stone in 1801. The moonstone is characterized by the adularescence : an optical phenomenum constiting in “a milky, bluish … Continue reading