The sparkle from our exceptional quality cubic zirconia (AAAAA grade) adds the perfect glamour to each of our pieces. Following the traditional jewelry making style, our artisans meticulously handcraft each piece with love. In case you wish to change the address, kindly message us.The days mentioned here are approximate. Please check at your port before ordering. Warehouse subjected to product a. Please ask all the questions before ordering. If you have a specific date you need the jewelry by, please message us. However, please read the following carefully before placing the order. Diamond Japanese cherry blossom corsage brooch. France, Vever et Lalique, circa 1890.
Belonging to Henriette De L'Espine, HSH Princess Louis de Croy. An impressive and important diamond corsage ornament, Vever, 1885/1890. Designed as an articulated floral branch, set with cushion-shaped, circular- and rose-cut diamonds, the flower heads set en tremblant, mounted in silver, yellow and pink gold. Signed Vever, French assay and maker's mark, can be detached into three smaller brooches, accompanied by two detachable diamond set caps.
Maison Vever was founded by Pierre Vever in 1821, where he worked as an independent jeweller in Metz, his son Ernest joined the firm in 1848 and was forced to leave Metz for Paris, in 1871 during the Franco-Prussian war. Ernest bought into the famous firm Baugrand at 19 rue de la Paix.
In 1874 Ernest's sons Paul and Henri joined the workshop and by 1878 they participated in the Paris World Exhibition, where Ernest sat on the jury panel. Paul and Henri collaborated with many renowned artists of the period, initially producing jewels inspired by Renaissance and Oriental art, while later focusing on Art Nouveau jewels, where they championed the use of enamel. At the turn of the 19th Century they ranked alongside Lalique in creating some fabulous and unique jewels which have become iconic representations of the Art Nouveau movement. Paul concentrated on the commercial side of the business while Henri managed the creative side.
In addition Henri was a notable author, critic and jewellery historian. His three volume compendium of 19th Century French jewellery'La Bijouterie Francaise au XIXe Siecle' published between 1906 and 1908, has become an indispensable landmark study of jewellery design and history, elevating the subject from one of the minor decorative arts to its former standing held by the leading Renaissance Goldsmiths. In 1921 Henri handed over the business to his nephews Andre and Pierre, the sons of Paul, who continued to manage the business up until 1960. It was during the Hein period that the Sakura tree began to replace the Plum tree as the favoured species in Japan.
Revered for their beauty the blossoming begins in Okinawa in January reaching Kyoto and Tokyo towards the end of March, where Hanami festivals are held to celebrate the flowering Cherry and its transient beauty. In Japan the short flowering of the Sakura is seen to exemplify the transient nature of life.An enduring metaphor for the mutability of human existence often associated with the Buddhist influence embodied in the concept of mono no aware, dating back to the 18th Century scholar Motoori Norinaga. Richly symbolic the Cherry blossom has become infused in Japanese aesthetics and is frequently visually depicted in Japanese arts.
After the Meiji restoration in 1868 the Empire of Japan ended a long period of isolation, opening up trade to the West and adopting Western ideas. Many Japanese works of art subsequently flowed out to the Western Imperial powers who exhibited an eager enthusiasm for all things Eastern. Japonism or Japonisme, which was originally used by the French author Jules Claretie in his book'L'Art Francais en 1872', has subsequently been used to describe works of art influenced by the principles of Japanese art. The contact and assimilation of the Japanese aesthetic on to Western art filtered through to all the applied arts from furniture, textiles and jewellery to graphic design which in tern gave fruition to the Aesthetic movement, later merging into the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. During the 1860s and 1870s various Japanese goods came to Europe via Holland and France, while many International collectors, writers and art critics visited Japan, publishing articles on Japanese aesthetics.Among them the critic Theodore Duret and the British collector William Anderson whose collection of Japanese paintings and prints was later acquired by the British Museum. Several international exhibitions where instrumental in publicising the interest in all things'oriental', in London 1862, 1871 and 1873 and Paris in 1878, while entrepreneurs and designers such as Arthur Lazenby Liberty, and Christopher Dresser, helped to infuse the new movement to a wider public.
Dresser with his geometric forms ultimately inspired by Japanese artefacts, Liberty as one of the first interior decorating shops which helped to publicise the interest in Japonism to an ever expanding affluent Middle class. Leading artists of the day where also heavily influenced by the new trend producing works in the manner of Japanese works in homage to the Japanese aesthetic, from Monet, Van Gogh, Gaugin, Klimt, Renoir and Rossetti. While in the musical world Puccini's tragic opera Madame Butterfly, 1904, with its blending of Eastern and Western themes, and Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta The Mikado, 1885, a satire on the British Class system set against a Japanese backdrop, illustrate the Western fascination with all things Japanese.
To quote Henri Verver jeweller and historian in his monumental three volume compendium of 19th Century French jewellery'La Bijouterie Francaise au XIXe Siecle' published between 1906 and 1908, "the skill of the Japanese in reproducing nature is nothing compared with the way in which they have drawn from it for decorative purposes, without the example of these masters, the fabrics of Liberty, the wallpapers of Walter Crane and the porcelains of Copenhagen would probably never have existed". Metal: Solid 925 Sterling Silver. The USA patented 925 Sterling Silver, making each creation last for decades. Each of our products is skin-friendly and eco-friendly.
It does NOT contain nickel, cadmium, or lead. AAAAA grade cubic zirconia stones with natural diamond dust coat gives strength and everlasting sparkle. We can customize your dream jewelry in any size, stone color, and metal color. We follow traditional jewelry-making styles to give optimum results and the highest quality. We believe in keeping our buyers updated and serve them to our optimum potential.So how can you know when your beautiful piece will arrive? Check if there are any delays within your state or country. Please find out the relevant charges before ordering. If you are unsure, kindly reach out to us and we will be able to help you to our best of our ability. What to do if you do not know the ring size? A US Ring size 7 for women and 9 for men is the general norm. You could always visit several websites to find out the ring size chart including our own. Reach out to our executive and they will be able to help you to the best of the ability. We would not want you to be unhappy with what you receive.
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