Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Inimitable “Menagerie” by David Webb

David Webb is a founder of the eponymous jewelry house, creator of jewelry with very unusual style and design that distinguishes the brand “David Webb” among many competitors. He left an unforgettable legacy in the history of jewelry design. David was born in Asheville, North Carolina in 1925. David started thinking about the creation of jewelry yet in his childhood. The boy frequently visited his uncle, a talented goldsmith, who […]

May 29, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

Precious life of Henry Dunay

Henry Dunay is one of the great American jewelers and talented designers of our time. Many people call him “Faberge of the 20th century”. But despite the fact whether this statement is true or not, it is only known that Henry Dunay refers to the generation of ingenious jewelers – designers. Henry Loniewski was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on May 1, 1935 to a Polish family of Henry […]

May 20, 2017 | ArticlesRead More

Archeological Revival by Fortunato Pio Castellani (part two).

Sons successfully continued their father’s work. In 1870s, success came to the Castellani brothers. The Castellanis newly rethought Greek and Etruscan styles; before them, Jewelers believed that from that period nothing new was possible to cull, and sought for inspiration in the recent past. The Castellanis also turned to the recent past, they studied the methods of gold processing, but then confronted a difficult task: to discover the secret of […]

May 14, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

“Archeological Revival” by Fortunato Pio Castellani (part one)

“Archeological Revival” arose as style in the 19th century. The antiquity had been in vogue since times of Josephine, and the most fashionable jeweler, who worked in “antique style”, was Fortunato Pio Castellani. In 1794, Fortunato Pio Castellani was born into a family of jewelers and began learning the craft at the workshop of his father. In 1814, Fortunato Pio opened a jewelry shop on the ground floor of Palazzo […]

May 9, 2017 | СтатьиRead More