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The essence of Speed collector's pieces will be released over three years. The first one is an incredible sprinting Cheetah.
Eventually Titanic valuables WILL be recovered (and treasured) just as King Tut's treasures were stolen from his tomb. At one point or another they will
May Jewel of the Month 2011 | Kate Middleton borrowed the Queen's Halo Tiara | Acorn Earrings by Robinson Pelham....
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جوهرة شهر أكتوبر ٢٠١٠ عقد من الماس و الزمرد من جهان
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The Three Graces means a “pleasing” or “charming” appearance of a fertile field or garden. The three Graces refer to: Aglaia (Brightness), Euphrosyne (Joyfulness), and Thalia (Bloom).
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The Three Graces, sculpture, Antonio Canova, 1814 – 17, Italy. Museum no. A.4-1994. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The first version of this piece was commissioned by one of the Georgian era's most famous women, Joséphine de Beauharnais, who was by then the divorced first wife of Napoleon. In May 1814, before Antonio Canova had completed the sculpture, De Beauharnais died. John Russell, the 6th Duke of Bedford, visited Canova's studio in Rome in December that year and, impressed by the artistry of The Three Graces, told Canova he wanted to acquire the finished marble. De Beauharnais' son, Prince Eugène de Beauharnais, also wanted to buy the group his mother had commissioned, so Canova offered to make the Duke of Bedford a 'replica with alterations'.
Soon after he accepted this offer, in January 1815, the Duke wrote to the artist saying,
"I frankly declare that I have seen nothing in ancient or modern sculpture that has given me more pleasure … I leave the variations in the group … entirely to your judgment, but I hope that the true grace that so particularly distinguishes this work will be completely preserved."
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Jewelry speaks to the senses, but when the sparkle goes beyond the sense of sight and draws from us deep emotion it catapults the jewelry into a work of art.
We catch a glimpse of the character and the temperament of the artist and can sense his tenderness and genius, and we behold a masterpiece!
Louis Oscar Roty was a master medalist. Born in Paris in 1846, he was a master of both painting and sculpture and is considered today the world reigning master of medalists.
His medals are to be found in nearly all major European museums, and there is a museum of his works, called the Museum of Oscar Roty, located in Jargeau, France; classified as works of art.
The mother & child pendant in the above photo was made by master medalist Oscar Roty, and capped with the French word for Motherhood - ‘Maternite”.
The reverse of the artwork features a wreath of roses, the universal symbol of love.
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Information on Pearls, Natural Pearls, Mikimoto Pearls, Cultured Pearls...
Caring for Pearls Tips, Natural Pearls, Cultured Pearls & Freshwater Pearls
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Australian Akoya Pearls are grown in limited numbers on the mid-north coast of New South Wales in Australia – unlike Japanese Akoya Pearls, they do not undergo maeshori - this means 'before treatment’ in Japanese. While techniques vary, this treatment usually involves soaking pearls in hydrogen peroxide and/or methyl alcohol, mineral salts, and ammonia, or alternately heating and chemically treating the gems in order to reduce the space between the nacre platelets.
Good Water Quality Results in Healthy Oysters and High-Quality Australian Akoya Pearls. Environmental management is critical to High-Quality Akoya Pearls.
Australian Akoya Pearls display a high-quality luster due to thicker nacre, which is achieved through longer growth times for the oysters. The Akoya pearl oyster (Pinctada imbricata) is native to NSW waters. Australian Akoya pearl farmers of NSW, recognize their responsibility to farm pearls in a sustainable and responsible manner.
Best practice long-line farming method eliminates the need for treated timber infrastructure, prevents entanglement and minimizes water obstacles for dolphins, whales, and turtles.
Australian Akoya Pearls in NSW are seeded using an organic bead made from mussel shells. Plus, Australian Akoya pearls are processed on-site using a completely natural walnut and saline mixture to remove protein residue.
Call it 'Saudade'...Call it Whatever You Like...There's Wisdom Power in Oldness
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Moissanite Diamonds | 'ME-TOO' Lab-Diamond with More Fire than Natural Diamond
Old Gold in India might be a problem in 2021. It may become difficult to sell old gold jewelry without a BIS logo because, from January 2021, jewelers across India can only sell hallmarked gold items. Are retailers and buyers ready?
Firms Join The Great Gold Rush As Gold in India Glitters Again...
Just Ask Laurence Graff! Argyle Pink Diamonds are the Rarest & Prettiest Coloured Diamonds in the world....
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Not only did Wallis Simpson rock the British Royal Family to its core - Wallis Simpson catapulted Cartier's Iconic Panther Gemstone Jewelry to Fame in the process.
Wallis Simpson and King Edward
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October Jewel of the Month 2011 | Bulgari Antique Coin Necklace | Be Inspired with Bulgari Antique Coin Necklace...
Georgian Jewelry | Reflects The Great Age of French Aristocracy in the 18th-19th Century...
Invest in Georgian Jewelry - It Will Never Lose Its Value
Black Gem Opal is Back | June Jewel of the Month 2012 | Aurora Australis Black Opal Gem That Calls Australia Home!
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The Antique Jewelry Investor Resource Guide - How To Invest in Antique Jewelry, 20th Century Jewelry and Pearls
Natural Abalone Pearls | Breathtaking Blue Gem Pearls of the Sea
The fancy dark grayish-blue Hope Diamond is one killer gem. |The Facts about The Hope Diamond...
natural abalone pearl from pacific ocean
natural abalone pearl from pacific ocean
Identifying Natural Pearls, Rare "orients" or "wild" Pearls by measuring the thickness of the nacre coating of pearls
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The History of the Gold Fix Is Bizarre. Nothing much has changed since 1919!
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