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The Hair Comb Market

Are many beautiful things for sale, each with their own story, that condense post into one subject is difficult. So I have buffet of things today. Just click the picture or link see more details about each item. In Sotheby’s … Continue reading

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Diadems in Ancient Greece and Egypt After Alexander the Great

In 356 BC, King Philip II of Macedon had a son, Alexander. Aristotle tutored the boy until he was 16. After his father was assassinated, Alexander inherited the throne. By 334 BC, Alexander the Great had created one of the … Continue reading

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Empire Diadems at Sotheby’s

These two Empire diadems, c. 1800, sold at Sotheby’s for $5888 on July 22, 2008. कंघी For more scholarly research, please examine Napoleon & the Empire of Fashion Bijoux de tete by Diana Scarisbrick

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Cameo Diadems of Empress Joséphine

After Napoléon’s coronation ceremony, where he proclaimed Joséphine Empress, she prized diadems made of cameos. Cameos are a raised image carved on hard stone, such as agate. They have been popular in jewelry design since Ancient Greece. However, Europeans preferred … Continue reading

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Creative Museum: Ivory Comb from Dieppe, France

by the Creative Museum: From the Fourteenth Century, Dieppe sailors docked their boats on the coast of Guinea to collect ivory. Instead of selling their precious raw material to Paris workshops, they learned to carve great works of art themselves … Continue reading

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The Innovation of Josephine

As Napoleon’s passionate love, Josephine, kneels before him at his coronation, she introduced two enduring jewelry designs: a woman’s laurel-leaf tiara and a comb with round stones on a stem, forever to be known as the Peigne Josephine. She is … Continue reading

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Collier Comète Hair Pin

On November 1, 1932, Coco Chanel exhibited her first collection of fine jewelry in her Paris apartment. Two offer her most enduring innovations were putting diamonds in invisible settings you could seem their brilliance without distraction, and the Collier Comète. … Continue reading

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