A summer illuminated by sparkling palm trees

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Des petits hauts’ palm tree brooch and photo of Parque Garcià Sanabria in Santa Cruz, Tenerife (taken by me). Different photos of Parque Garcià Sanabria in Tenerife : Another version :

At the time of the Romanov Tsars in Saint-Petersburg

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Fabergé Egg created by the Russian jewelery House Fabergé named “The pearl Egg”, gold frame of a portrait of the Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra by the House Fabergé and photo of Saint Petersbourg during winter. “The Pearl … Continue reading

Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter

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Bunny porcelain lamp, Reine Rosalie’s crystal earrings and photo of Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter’s movies. Luna Lovegood is a schoolgirl at Hogwarts and belongs to the Ravenclaw house. Her patronus is a rabbit. She is … Continue reading

The adventure of the Christmas pudding

Cora Sheibani’s pudding ring, jade and coral holly brooch and holly and berry gold bread and butter plate. This set illustrates the Agatha Christie’s short story “The adventure of the Christmas pudding”, published in 1960. The US version is entitled … Continue reading

Colors of India

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Amrapali’s earrings and cuff (gold).

Byzantine magnificence

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Byzantine inspired brooch and earrings by Gripoix Paris. Mosaic from the Basilica of San Clemente dated of 1130s (Byzantine Empire), in Roma, Italy (1130s)

Byzantine cross

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Byzantine cross by Chanel (vintage). If you like Byzantine jewelry, you should like Chanel jewels, Diego Percossi Papi, Ben Amun, Sylvia Toledano, Gripoix and Julie Vos. The background is a detail of a 6th century Byzantine mosaic in the apse … Continue reading

Sixties jewelry

In the early 1960s, jewelry was a continuation of the Fifties with the use of gilded metal, pearls, sparkling paste and rhinestones. Then, designers began to use low cost materials : plastic, resin, vinyl and perspex. Influenced by the artistic movement Op art, large geometric shapes (diamonds, hexagons, circles…) and black and white (monochromatic) jewels became very popular. Pop art had also an influence on Sixties jewelry with bold colors (hot pink, orange, turquoise and yellow) and color blends.  Floral jewelry was also very popular in the Sixties with the hippy movement (flower power). The big earrings was also a major trend in the 60s. Produced on a massive scale, with low cost materials, jewels were affordable for everybody.
Sources: vintagedancer.com and Pinterest

The vintage costume jewelry line Monet

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Monet Jewelry was launched in 1937 by the brothers Michael and Joseph Chernow in New York. Before, their company Monocraft Products created handbags with gold-plated appliqués and monograms. With Monet, they wanted to create fine jewels using high quality materials … Continue reading