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

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

Indian jewelry 

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Polki jewelry : Introduced by the Moghuls, Polki uses natural unfinished diamonds. The diamonds are flat or uncut in its natural shape and set on 24 carat gold. The technique used to make polki jewels is called “Jadau”.  Lac and fine … Continue reading

Paraiba tourmaline jewelry

Paraiba tourmaline is a copper-bearing tourmaline. The name comes from the location where the stone was discovered : in the Brazilian state of Paraiba (city of Sao Jose da Batalha). This fine gemstone had been found in 1989 by the miner Heitor Barbosa.

The vivid blue green colour of the paraiba tourmaline is unique. It is the rarest tourmaline. Two other deposits were found in 2001 in Nigeria and in 2005 in Mozambique. However, the color isn’t exactly the same compared to the Brazilian paraiba tourmaline.

Pomellato jewelry

Pomellato is an Italian jewelry house. It was founded by Pino Rabolini in 1967, in Milano. The Pomellato jewels are caracterised by the use of gold and colorful gemstones. The jewels are made by hand by 100 artisans in Milano. In July 2013, Pomellato joined Kering. Nudo, m’ama non m’ama and red passion are my favourite collections. The website : http://www.pomellato.com/

The costume jewelry house Joseff of Hollywood

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Joseff of Hollywood was founded by Eugene Joseff in 1928. The Joseff of Hollywood jewels were worn by the most famous Golden Age Hollywood stars (Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Gene Tierney, Jane Russel, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh…). “It … Continue reading