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Like the fish pendant from my previous post this bracelet too is by Jean Été. Two pieces, two styles; both from the 1970s. Cabochon sapphire, yellow sapphire and citrine bracelet set in gold. Available from @alavieillerussie #jeanété #jeanete #alavieillerussie


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Happy birthday, Peter Carl Fabergé! 🎂 May 30th, 1846 🎉 . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #Faberge #Faberg #Petercarlfaberg #petercarlfaberge #russianart #imperialrussia


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Happy #FabergeFriday! How about bringing some of those springtime May flowers in? 💐 They’d look lovely in this French porcelain vase with scrolled silver mounts by Fabergé silversmith Julius Rappoport. Moscow, ca. 1900 🏺Vase manufactured at NPV Ceramic Workshop. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #FabergFriday #vase #flowervase #russianart #decorativeart #Faberge #Faberg #ImperialRussia #juliusrappoport


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Green with envy 💚 for this 1920s emerald and diamond pendant by Caldwell & Co. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #emerald #emeraldpendant #emeraldjewelry #maybirthstone #caldwellandco


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How adorable is this little micromosaic pup? 🐶 Set in hardstone on the cover of this gold vinaigrette, made in Paris ca. 1810. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #micromosaic #mosaic #micromosaicbox #spaniel #dogsofinstagram #dogart #vinaigrette #decorativeart #grandtour


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How glamorous does @bellahadid look wearing this Mauboussin necklace from @alavieillerussie as a tiara?!? We are totally in awe of the creative master work of @emmanuellealt @inezandvinoodh @bijoux_marie and the entire creative team at @vogueparis#ALVR #alavieillerussie #vogueparis #bellahadid ​#jewelrygram #jewelry #tiara #vintagejewelry #mauboussin #vogue #rubies #emeralds #sapphires #diamonds #fashion#coloredstones #color #gems #jewels


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A sunny jewel for a beautiful, sunny day ☀️💎 Swipe 👉for closer look at our 16.61 ct yellow sapphire ring in a diamond mount by Cartier, Paris, ca. 1950. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #sapphirering #yellowsapphire #shownmeyourrings #vintagecartier #cartierparis #cartierring #vintagejewelry


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In honor of Memorial Day, a patriotic jewel from the #ALVRarchives: a World War II era liberation jeep brooch with three ruby headed figures and revolving wheels. 🇺🇸 Rare jewels like this were symbols of patriotism before the war and after. When the Axis powers attempted to sneak into the Allies’ camps, they would send four passengers, immediately alerting the Allies of their fraud, as their own jeeps would only have had three passengers at a time. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #vintagejewelry #WWII #memorialday #patrioticjewelry #americanhistory #jewelryhistory


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Our weekend plans: curling up with a book and a nice cup of tea 📚 ☕️ Fabergé copper tea glass holder, 1914-1915. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #Faberge #Faberg #tea #teatime #teaaccessories #russiantea #teaglassholder #russianart #imperialrussia #decorativeart #doubleeagle


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Social distancing is a good opportunity to bring back the art of letter writing! ✍️ Who doesn’t love snail mail? 💌 Swipe 👉 for additional views of this lapis lazuli, diamond, and enamel desk seal by Fabergé. Look closely and see how it’s beautifully ornamented with musical devices 🎶 On a related note 🙃 if you’d like to join our mailing list see link in profile. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #FabergFriday #Faberge #Faberg #lapislazuli #deskseal #deskaccessories #decorativeart #imperialrussia #letterwriting #snailmaillove


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This incredible Crown of Thorns brooch by Schlumberger was formerly in the collection of ALVR client Millicent Rogers 💎 We’ve been lucky to meet quite a few extraordinary people over the years - head over to @theadventurine to read an interview with ALVR’s Peter Schaffer about our history and future plans. Thank you @marionfasel for this wonderful article! . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #theadventurine #vintagejewelry #schlumberger #morganite #broochesofinstagram #millicentrogers


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A New York City jewelry retail institution, @alavieillerussie was founded in Kiev in 1851 and has experienced many world crises over the years as it relocated to Paris and finally New York City in 1941. ✨ Peter Schaffer, one of the principals of the firm, shares his unique historical perspective and his experience remaining in NYC during the pandemic. 📸 The Crown of Thorns brooch #JeanSchlumberger made for #MillicentRogers in 1947. It is one of the museum quality pieces in the ALVR collection today. *Photographed pre-covid at the boutique. #alvr #alavieillerussie #schlumberger


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Our #womancrushwednesday is Catherine the Great, who certainly lived up to her name! 👑 Her unpopular husband, Peter III, only ruled for six months before Catherine seized power in 1762. She reigned for 34 years, making her Russia’s longest-ruling female leader. 💪Her reign was a period of vast territorial expansion and modernization, fulfilling the westernizing aspirations Peter the Great began nearly a century earlier. An enlightened despot, she fostered the arts, sciences, and education in Russia. 🎨 🧪 📚 These efforts included founding the Smolny Institute for Noble Maidens, the first state-financed higher education institution for women in Europe. An avid art collector, she founded the @hermitage_museum, today the second-largest art museum in the world. 🖼 No wonder her period of reign is considered the Golden Age of Russia 🌞, exemplified here in the way gold rays surround her profile on this two-color gold decorative art piece by Fabergé. . 📷 “Portrait of Catherine II the Legislatress in the Temple Devoted to the Godess of Justice” by D. G. Levitsky, 1783, @wikicommons, #ALVR #alavieillerussie #Faberge #Faberg #imperialrussia #russianhistory #Catherinethegreat #womenshistory #decorativeart


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Happy #tiaratuesday! 👑 Who says necklaces are just for your head? @bellahadid wears our 1950s multigem necklace by Mauboussin like a crown in the May/June issue of @vogueparis. Thank you, @emmanuellealt, @inezandvinoodh, @bijoux_marie. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #mauboussin #vintagejewelry #rubies #emeralds #turquoise #sapphires #diamonds #naturalpearls #vogue #vogueparis #voguemagazine #bellahadid


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Ringing in the week 💍 with this Edwardian emerald and diamond ring, English, ca. 1915. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #antiquejewelry #antiquerings #antiqueengagementrings #emeraldrings #emeraldjewelry #showmeyourrings #maybirthday #maybirthstone


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Like the caterpillar 🐛, we patiently wait in our cocoons until the time is right to emerge 🦋 Fancy-colored diamond, ruby, green garnet, and sapphire butterfly pin set in gold. English, ca 1905. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #fancydiamond #diamonds #bringbackthebrooch #broochesareback #butterflyjewelry #butterflybrooch #diamondbutterfly #antiquejewelry #broochesofinstagram


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We started the day with ice 🧊, but now we’re heating things up as we conclude our week of opals with this fabulous fire opal and diamond ring! 🔥💎 American, ca. 1950. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #opals #opaljewelry #fireopal #opalring


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It’s an egg-stra 🥚 special #FabergFriday as we dig through the #ALVRarchives! The Nobel Ice Egg 🧊 was commissioned in 1913 by the Swedish industrialist Emanuel Nobel, who was one of Fabergé’s most important non-aristocratic clients. The chill of Russian winter is captured with layers upon layers of translucent, silvery white enamel and decorated with a delicate frost design. ❄️ The interior surprise is a trapezoid-shaped rock crystal and diamond watch pendant. Currently in the McFerrin collection and on view at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. @hmns . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #museumweek #FabergeFriday #Faberge #Faberg #russianart #imperialrussia #Fabergeegg #nobeliceegg #mcferrincollection #houstonmuseumofnaturalscience


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An enduring symbol of life across cultures throughout the world 🌎, the Tree of Life has inspired many artists. 🎨 Its sinuous form was particularly inspiring for Art Nouveau artists, like French jeweler Georges Fouquet, who designed this pendant with a pair of 18k gold trees in the foreground, their intertwined roots and branches extending beyond their oval frame. 🌳🌳 The roots suspend a boulder opal drop. The abstract lake and mountain background is composed of white opal, black opal, and plique-à-jour enamel. ⛰☀️ The rainbow of colors found in opals make a perfect palette for artistic expression and this example evokes the painting of the same subject by Gustav Klimt (1909). French, ca. 1910. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #opaljewelry #opals #opalpendant #blackopal #boulderopal #whiteopal #artnouveau #artnouveaujewelry #georgesfouquet #treeoflife


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#DYK that opals were believed to give the gift of prophecy? 🔮 Call us Nostradamus, but we think a gift of these black opal earrings would surely win the heart of the receiver ❤️ By Marcus & Co., ca. 1910. . . #ALVR #alavieillerussie #opals #opaljewelry #blackopal #marcusandco #opalearrings #antiquejewelry #earringsofinstagram


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