Art Deco jewelry : Patterns and types of jewels

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The popular patterns were : fan, chevron, seashell, scrolls, stylised face, stylised animals, fountain, lyre, phoenix, Greek key, peacock, bows, flowers, leaves, sunrise, half moon, palmette, fruit baskets… There were also patterns from foreign countries : Japanese and Chinese patterns … Continue reading

Art Deco jewelry : The International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts of 1925 in Paris

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Art Deco was an artistic, decorative and architectural movement born in the 1910s, which knew its height in the 1920s and slumped in the 1930s. Generally speaking, it is the inter-war period (1918-1939). Besides, “Les années folles” was a part … Continue reading

Favourite shops in Paris

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Favourite Italian jewelry brands

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The Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna (2)

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Fabergé’s egg pendant and portrait of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. The Russian jewelry House Fabergé was founded by Gustav Fabergé (1814-1893). His son, Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) is the famous Russian jeweler who created the famous Fabergé Eggs (Easter eggs were … Continue reading

The Georges Fouquet’s jewelry shop designed by the Art nouveau artist Mucha

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The Art nouveau artist Mucha collaborated with the jeweller Georges Fouquet ; they created jewels. These jewels were exhibited at the Paris World Fair in 1900. It was a great success. In 1901, Alphonse Mucha is chosen by Georges Fouquet … Continue reading