Jewelry of the new style at the end of the 19th century conquered everyone with its bright decorativeness and imagery, which are characterized by drama and symbolism, unusually interpreted mythological characters, asymmetric mannerism and sophistication of lines. Equally typical for this style are the images of luxurious, fatal women – femme fatale. In this context, there is a certain symbolism reflecting the passing age and the changes that it entailed, including the new role of women in society.
The end of the nineteenth – the beginning of the twentieth century – a tense period in the history of both countries – Russia and France. Continue reading
The beautiful French word Chatlin at the end of the seventeenth century was called a special, metal chain. One end of which was fixed on the clothes of gentlemen and the other was adapted to connect a variety of stationery items and a bunch of keys.
At first, Chatlin was made from simple alloys and metals. And it was a clip on which the keys to the house were attached. Since at that time most wealthy people didn’t have apartments, but their own houses with many rooms that were locked, the bunch turned out quite weighty and did not fit in your pocket. In order to find a suitable key, I had to remove all or part of the bunch, which was rather inconvenient. Continue reading
The Swiss watch Vasheron & Constantine is considered one of the most expensive and prestigious in the world. In the second half of the 18th century, Switzerland, from a country full of coups and military mercenaries, smoothly transferred to a country with rapidly developing industry, where one of the main areas of industry was the production of watches.
Switzerland always paid great attention to watchmaking, so in 1601 a special guild of watchmakers was formed in Geneva, and at the end of the 18th century there could already count about 200 watch shops and more than 800 watchmakers. Jean-Marc Washeron, had to work in conditions of strong competition, which served as a tendency to constantly improve the quality and perfection of the characteristics of his watches, and already in 1770, Jean-Marc Washeron released the first pocket watch “Complication” with a complicated clockwork, which served as a kind of statement on the Swiss watch market about outstanding creative abilities. Continue reading
The company was founded in 1868 by American watchmaker Florentin Ariosto Jones and watchmaker-entrepreneur Johann Heinrich Moser in the city of Schaffhausen. The newly made company was aimed at the production of watches in large volumes. One of the founders, Jones, was not only a watchmaker, but also an engineer, so he directed all his ambitions to create the best watches. The best watches. Continue reading
Copper has long been considered a magical material. Water did not deteriorate in copper dishes, pendants were protected from diseases, copper nickels were applied to a bruised place.
COPPER – the metal of Venus, which gives strength to soft gold, has the magical ability to clarify the feelings of man. A lack of copper in the body leads to anemia. Copper increases the body’s ability to resist infection, and the water, settled in copper dishes, acquires the ability to kill microbes. There is evidence that during the cholera and plague epidemics, as a rule, people who worked with copper and those who wore various copper objects on their bodies did not get sick: crosses, jewelry, hoops. Continue reading