SPARKLING ART


 

 Art Deco Collection

Poniros creations are masterpieces, finely detailed and genuinely designed,
for women that appreciate creativity and discover the spirit behind any precious item.  

 

 

  

 Treasures in Athens

 

 

The State Hermitage museum – Gateway to History

 The exhibition with Treasures from the Collections of the State Hermitage Museum is the culmination
of a series of exhibitions and events which the Byzantine and Christian Museum staged in 2016 to celebrate the dedicatory
cross-cultural year ‘Greece in Russia, Russia in Greece 2016’. Significant archaeological treasures
and works of art that come from the imperial collections of the State Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg
are displayed in the galleries of the Museum for the first time ever. Not to be missed!

http://www.byzantinemuseum.gr/en/temporary_exhibitions/?nid=2159

Through 26 February 2017

 

Best “jewellery” painting in history

 

“Girl with a Pearl Earring” ~ Johannes Vermeer ~  c. 1665

 

Girl With a Pearl Earring tells the story of Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl who becomes a maid in the house of the painter
Johannes Vermeer. Her calm and perceptive manner not only helps her in her household duties,
but also attracts the painter's attention.
Though different in upbringing, education and social standing,
they have a similar way of looking at things.
Vermeer slowly draws her into the world of his paintings - the still, luminous images of solitary women in domestic settings.

http://www.tchevalier.com/gwape/story/

                 

FASHION & JEWELLERY 

 

MYKONOS MAGAZINE 2015
 Necklace/ Windmills Collection, Ring/ Waves Collection  

 

Retro marketing!


 


  
Black and white advertising was promoting jewels in the past. Even though, one couldn’t see the colour of precious stones, women were informed about the trends, new shapes and forms.

  

 Finesse and discretion were always the question.  

 

How to…
by Elizabeth Taylor who owned one of the most memorable jewellery collection in time


  

  

 

Victoria and Albert: A History of Jewellery


Collar known as The Shannongrove Gorget, maker unknown, late Bronze Age
(probably 800-700 BC), Ireland. Museum no. M.35-1948.
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

 
Hair ornament, made by Philippe Wolfers, 1905-7, Belgium. Museum no. M.11-1962.
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

 

Jewellery is a universal form of adornment. Jewellery made from shells, stone and bones survives from prehistoric times. It is likely that from an early date it was worn as a protection from the dangers of life or as a mark of status or rank.

In the ancient world the discovery of how to work metals was an important stage in the development of the art of jewellery. Over time, metalworking techniques became more sophisticated and decoration more intricate.

Gold, a rare and highly valued material, was buried with the dead so as to accompany its owner into the afterlife. Much archaeological jewellery comes from tombs and hoards. Sometimes, as with the gold collars from Celtic Ireland which have been found folded in half, it appears people may have followed a ritual for the disposal of jewellery

 

https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/a-history-of-jewellery

  

 

Cartier’s Panther  
the absolute iconic advertisement

A truly wild animal, the Panther, is more than a mere symbol for Cartier. It is a timeless icon that is both predatory and elegant, restrained yet always ready to pounce. Ever since its 1914 debut, Cartier’s iconic feline has been sought after by royalty, models and trendsetters. 

 

Precious… Vogue by Carol Woolton

 

 

 

 “Writing a book about jewellery for Vogue is a life ambition ticked. It celebrates how jewellery makes us feel individual and unique, and tells people how we feel about ourselves”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-3261757/Vogue-s-jewellery-editor-Carol-Woolton.html

 

Greece in Grazia Germany editorial


 

 

 

Mikimoto, the master of pearls


Kokichi Mikimoto was born on January 25, 1858 in the town of Toba on Japan's Shima Peninsula. Dedicated to protecting and propagating stocks of native akoya oysters depleted by over-harvesting of natural pearls, Kokichi Mikimoto became fascinated with the possibility of producing cultured pearls. After severe financial hardships and innumerable setbacks including devastating red algae blooms, Kokichi Mikimoto became the first in the world to successfully culture a semi-spherical pearl on July 11, 1893. The site of his success was the island of Ojima near Toba, now known as Mikimoto Pearl Island.

 

~~~ The celebrated necklace of Marilyn Monroe, was a gift from her second husband Joe DiMaggio, the base ball legend, who purchased the necklace from Mikimoto, in Japan, while on their honeymoon in 1954.

 

https://www.mikimoto.com/en/about-us/history.html

  

 

Jewellery in the movies


Keira Knightley at Anna Karenina

 

Carey Mulligan at The great Gatsby

 

 Lord of the Rings

 

Fashion editorials in Greece


 

Greek islands are definitely the ideal place for shooting fashion editorials. Mykonos and Santorini are photographers favorite destinations, but also Crete and Patmos have hosted great photographers for foreign magazines. We have picked some of the best moments in greek paradise!

Follow the links to enjoy more photographs and more of Mediterranean Beauty!

   
Kate Moss by Patrick Demarchelier, british Vogue 2013
(http://bit.ly/1hEfIcn)

            
Rianne Van Rompaey by Mario Testino, Vogue Paris 2015
(http://bit.ly/29iOjiZ)


 “Tilli in Mykonos” by Norman Parkinson, c.1962
(http://bit.ly/29jh1jh)


Anais Mali in Mykonos for Gimpaolo Sgura's birthday, Vogue Paris 2014
(http://bit.ly/29ocq1r)

                                  
                       Anna Selezneva by Marcus Ohlsson, Harper’s Bazzar Germany 2015 (http://bit.ly/29dc9KQ)


Carolyn Murphy by Mikael Jansson, INTERVIEW magazine2016
(http://bit.ly/29b7UPI)

    
Carolyn Murphy by Mikael Jansson, INTERVIEW magazine 2016
 
(http://bit.ly/29b7UPI)

   
Jean Shrimpton and Jeanloup Sieff by Richard Avedon,
US Vogue 1967 (http://bit.ly/29ddmlx)

 

     
Robyn Lawley by David Gubert, MarieClaire Australia 2014
(http://bit.ly/29gVXLw)

 

                                                             
                                                Edita Vilkeviciute by Gilles Bensimon, MissVogue 2013
                                                                    (http://bit.ly/29pHzTk)

 

 

Best Islands in the World!


 

 

 

According to US News, Santorini is the No1 and Mykonos No8!
Poniros boutiques are in both islands! 

 

  

Hellenistic Jewelry at MET museum


 Seán Hemingway

Department of Greek and Roman Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/hjew/hd_hjew.htm

 

 

Vintage glory 


 

 

Brigitte Bardot in Mykonos a long long time ago. Relaxed, beautiful and happy, she enjoyed the island, which, at the time, was much calmer! 

The Most Valuable Pearl in the World 


 


South Sea Pearls like this one account for a mere 0.5% of total global pearl production, but over 35% of total global value.

 

The coveted pearl has been prevalent in human history since ancient Egypt and Rome, and has since remained a prized gem. Yet unlike its valuable counterparts such as gold, rubies, and diamonds, pearls are a precious jewel created by a living animal. Its formation is hypothesized, but the definitive process remains a mystery as the brilliant gem makes its way from the depths of seas from all over the world to the most esteemed jewelry houses from New York to Paris.

 

(…) Though the core formation of the substance remains an ominous yet beautiful mystery, pearls are made of nacre, and layers upon layers of the material–accumulated over many years–form the lustrous, iridescent pearl we recognize. This nacre coating is one of the five ways a pearl is classified and valued, along with luster, surface, shape and color. Because of the long cultivation process and large size, a pearl with high luster yet few blemishes is incredibly rare–but once found, can be worth millions.

 

Source: http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/27/the-most-valuable-pearl-in-the-world/

 

 

 

Vogue Paris dedicated to Greece!




 

June/July 2011 edition of Vogue Paris was painted in Greek Mediterranean Blue. The world’s most influential fashion magazine, predominated by Greek vitality and illuminated by Greek light pays tribute to Greece, uncovering the beauties of its islands, myths, heroes and pleasures.

 

http://www.cycladia.com/blog/tourism-insight/fashion-magazine-vogue-paris-june-2011-is-dedicated-to-a-blue-paradise-greece#sthash.0hHoJpcw.dpuf

 

 

 

The cuisine of Mykonos

 (by Diana Kochilas)


 

 

Here, you can read an amazing article on the history of taste in cosmopolitan, beautiful, Mykonos.

 (…) Despite the island’s present worldliness, its cooking mirrors the era long before the tourist invasion that began in the early 1960s, when Mykonos became the charming, undiscovered, windmill-studded summer camp of the uber rich. The island’s traditional cuisine remained steadfast, one of utter paucity, similar to the delicious, if poor, cuisines of other bone-dry islands in the Cyclades. Onions become the stuff of a grand savory pie, in a crust made crisp with lard. Wild greens find their way into fritters, as they do all over the Aegean; in Mykonos, a greens and tarama (fish roe) fritter is a specialty during Lent. (…)

 

http://zesterdaily.com/cooking/cuisine-of-mykonos-greece/

 

Τhe scene we will never forget!


Pretty Woman, 1990,
Julia Roberts & Richard Gere,
 Necklace scene

 

The iconic jewelry box-snapping scene — which wasn’t actually part of the script. It was a prank planned by Richard and Garry just for Julia. Her reaction was 100 per cent real.

 

 

 

Views, Not Tourists


 

  The view from Oia, on the wildly popular island of Santorini, illuminates the sun-and-sea bliss of Greece: At day's end, the sun drops into the blue Aegean horizon, draping the caldera of the Santorini volcano in a shimmery twilight. But just try finding an unobstructed glimpse of this glorious scene in summer, with all that village's camera-toting tourists.

Come October, though, the view from Oia, as well as the rest of this island of whitewashed homes perched on steep seaside cliffs, is all yours.

 

 

Santorini facts   


 

 

The caldera, which forms the Santorini island group today, was formed during the volcano's last major eruption, some 3,600 years ago. 

That was the second-largest blast in human history and may have destroyed the Minoan civilization on nearby Crete 

(and possibly inspired the myth of Atlantis).

 

Source: http://bit.ly/1MN8nKO

 

 

Inspired by Mykonos 


 

Painting:
Mykonos, Greece, John Keith Vaughan

Photo credits:
Sunderland Museum & Winter Garden

 

Source: http://bit.ly/1UCCrLO  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

We Love Tomato 


 

 

Santorini Arts Factory is a nonprofit organization based on Santorini Island, Greece, that aims to promote the Greek cultural heritage and to contribute to intellect and culturally shape children’s and young adult’s education. It was founded in 2014 and it is housed in a unique old factory that now stands as the Tomato Industrial Museum “D. Nomikos”. The mission statement of this innovative endeavor is that SAF becomes one of the main cores of cultural activity on Santorini as well as a crossroad of civilizations, which will provide direct, firm and constant access to qualitative artistic events.

 

On the occasion of the International Museum Day, the Tomato Industrial Museum invited the children of Santorini in a museum activity on "stories of tomatoes". The event took place on Sunday 15/05 and included an open live narrative session, where the children presented the material of their recorded stories.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/travel/07santorini.html

 

 

"Without musiclife would be a mistake."
- Friedrich Nietzsche


 

Really happy to announce that Poniros Jewellery is one of the sponsors of "Mykonos Live Jazz Festival" which takes place at Grypareio Cultural Center and Holy Monastery Square under the auspices of the Municipality of Mykonos and South Aegean Region on May 6 and 7. Be there!

 

 

In love with jewellery 


 

Pick your favorite star: blonde or brunette?

 

 

Vintage glory


Jackie Kennedy, 1963, Mykonos

 

Mykonos’s celebrity status sets off with the swinging ’60s, when Greek shipping tycoon, Aristotle Onassis, shows up on his yacht with the opera diva, Maria Callas, and later with “Jackie O”.

 

Explore Santorini


 

Santorini Walking Tours offer a fun, educative and active way to experience the island with all your senses. Small group and private tours, designed by travel professional Nikos Boutsinis, allow you to enjoy Santorini in an authentic, meaningful, safe and pleasurable way and explore the beauties of the island, with outmost respect and care for its fragile ecosystem.

 

www.santoriniwalkingtours.com 

                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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