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Zardozi embroidery art

Zardozi embroidery

Zardozi embroidery

Zardozi embroidery art came from India, Iran, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Stunning precious metal embroidery Zardozi decorated the clothes of the royality in India. Zardozi embroidery adorned walls and hangings of the royal rooms, and paraphernalia of royal elephants and horses. The material used for Zardozi embroidery was gold and silver threads or wires, gold leaves, pearls and precious stones. Today craftsmen combine gold and silver wire with copper and a silk thread. Zardozi came from a Persian word Zar (gold), and Dozi (embroidery). In the 17th century Zardosi embroidery prospered under the patronage of Mughal Emperor Akbar, and came to decline under the rule of Aurangzeb. Craftsmen could not carry on with such expensive embroidery on their own.
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Coin art

Coin art - necklace of coins "Owl"

Coin art – necklace of coins “Owl”

Generally, the coin in jewelry and souvenirs – not a novelty. Gypsy necklace created from a variety of levels of coins of different denominations. They also decorated scarves edges with coins, and while dancing they provocatively rang with the movement of dancers. From coins are made different pendants, charms, talismans. Recently revived different types of money trees, gift toads and piggy banks pleasant to the eye. It is believed that feng shui work is not only pretty, but also very symbolic as material well-being accompanied the holder of such toys. And the process of its manufacture can be excellent relaxer. Working with coins and other small things can solve endless problems. The souvenirs of the coins made ​​with hands, with imbedded in them the soul of a creator, will serve as a real mascot, attracting to you financial prosperity and good fortune.
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Sun inspired jewellery art

Sun inspired jewellery art

Sun inspired jewellery art

For thousands of years, the Sun has filled man with inspiration, admiration and fear. The Sun is the most crucial element needed on Earth for life. Human cultures have worshiped the Sun in acknowledgement of its importance, its beauty and its magnificent powers. Sun – the giver of light and life, the ruler of the upper and lower world, which it passes during its daily treatment: “Although you are far away, thy rays fall on the ground; although you remain on people’s faces, your tracks are invisible”; “The world exists through you” – read the hymns of Akhenaten, facing the sun god Aten. Solar deities and divine personification of the sun, are endowed with the attributes of omniscience and all-seeing, as well as the supreme authority.
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Jay Strongwater Jewelry sculpture

Jay Strongwater Jewelry sculpture

Jay Strongwater Jewelry sculpture

Jay Strongwater company creates unique jewellery Interior sculptures, which are called the jewellery for your home. Jay Strongwater started his career as a jeweler in 1981, he created a small collection of costume jewellery. Young designer almost immediately was noticed by Oscar de la Renta, and the very next year Jay Strongwater’s ornaments appeared in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. This allowed Jay to open his first Studio at 39 Fifth Avenue in New York City, and his jewelry is recognized on the world’s podiums. There is hardly anything more tempting than the amazing sculptures and charming things for the home, created by Jay Strongwater – decorative boxes, clocks, vases, animal figurines, frames for pictures, jewelry, brooches, souvenirs. And all this is created by a true goldsmith, converting a normal frog into the Princess, and the photo frame into art, suitable for the collections of the Louvre Museum in Paris.
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Fordite Psychedelic patterns

Fordite Psychedelic patterns

Fordite Psychedelic patterns

Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is a unique handmade material for making Eco-friendly jewelry. Fordite psychedelic patterns, after being cut and polished turn into real piece of art. The history of artificial urban gem Fordite is very interesting. Fordite is an automotive enamel material, made incidentally some years ago, from old practice of hand spray-painting multiples of production cars. It was formed from the built up of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted. The over-sprayed paint in the painting bays gradually built up on the tracks and skids that the car frames were painted on. Over time, many colorful layers built up there. These layers were hardened repeatedly in the ovens, some of these deeper layers were even baked 100 times.
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Sacred Heart Art

The Immaculate Heart of Mary by Leoncio Asuncion y Molo (1813 -1888) Filipino

The Immaculate Heart of Mary by Leoncio Asuncion y Molo (1813 -1888) Filipino

Sacred Heart Art. Metaphor of the heart can be traced in the 11th century, and the cult of the Sacred Heart as the center of all spiritual in man developed in the XIII century. The heart has been synonymous to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in connection with which a wound on the body of Christ at the crucifixion was moved from the right to the left side of the body. And Mary’s heart was displayed as pierced by seven swords of sorrow. She devoted herself and her country to the veneration of his heart, and established a Sacred Heart feast day.
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Mini-replica of Taj Mahal of precious metals and diamonds

Mini-replica of Taj Mahal of precious metals and diamonds made by Indian jeweler Syed Hanif

Mini-replica of Taj Mahal of precious metals and diamonds made by Indian jeweler Syed Hanif

Mini-replica of Taj Mahal of precious metals and diamonds. Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and symbol of abounding love has become the source of inspiration for jeweler Syed Hanif to create $18.3 million, 3.5 ft high mini-replica of Taj Mahal, featuring 420kgs of precious metals and 8 diamonds. Built by a grieving emperor in memory of his wife, Taj Mahal is famously regarded as the ultimate declaration of love. A team of 35 skilled workmen in Bhopal, India, have already spent more than a year and a half recreating the splendor of the Agra landmark in miniature; from the iconic golden dome to the Arabic calligraphy inscribed on the doors.
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