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Lupine: the kingdom of Elves

Flowers and twigs were always the motives of the Velar jewellery collections. But we were not the first ones, who captured the beauty of Lupine. Albrecht Dürer was drawing the flowers, including amazing lupines, and by the way his father was a jeweller. The other jewellery giant star René Lalique created his lupine art jewellery pieces a hundred years ago. Was there any chance for us to make it as good after him? Well we have tried our best.   René Lalique bracelet, Musée Gulbenkian   This pendant we produced by now in one copy, which is still unsold, first presented at MYSTETSKYI ARSENAL (big thanks to Vogue Urkaine initiative), it has been made of amethyst and silver, designed by me.   Lupine in amethyst, Velar...

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Bamboo necklace from the collection 2018

The motive of the flowers now applies with cabochon drops of amethysts, garnets, smoky and green quartzes, emeralds and spinels. The classic Bamboo collection achieved the new invisible baroque touch. Yet it does not look baroque or Chinese, but futuristically in between.   The first jewellery collection by Polya Medvedeva has been launched in 2010 in Atelier1 (Ukraine), this boutique's first foray internationally was a corner in Dover street market (London). Campaign for Bamboo collection in 2010:  

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Drops of Fig and Plum flowers. Autumn Naturmort Series

"...It was sunlight that burned in those droplets of ink, As in clusters of dusty black currants..." Boris Pasternak, 1917 The 2018–2019 Polya Medvedeva Jewellery collection as always mirrors the shapes of nature. Yet this year author added a hint of colours into the pieces. That could be explained by the oil paintings, which became a true passion for Polya, after she moved to Berlin a few years ago from Ukraine, where she launched her line in 2010. This year she also rebranded her line from Velar to her own name Polya Medvedeva. In the first years she slightly experimented with shades of smoky quartzes from blackest morion to whisky transparent, and in 2015 for the first time she used colorful...

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Anne Ratte-Polle in Medvedeva Jewellery at the 64th Berlinale

As for the last 9 years you can still order a copy of the jewellery piece in the boutique Atelier1 in Kiev (Ukraine), and from now on the website polyame.com, where you can buy products online. However Polya's jewellery is like paintings, fits best for the art lovers. One of these connoisseurs this year was the German actress Anne Ratte-Polle, internationally known by Netflix series Dark. The refined muse of the brand is better known in Germany as theater actress and she chose the jewellery for all of her outfits at the 64th Berlinale Film Festival.

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