Anna Nova jewelry house - the magic of interior miniatures


Saint-Petersburg historically was formed as a center of the Russian jeweler's art, because this is where the major client of refined jewelry the imperial court was situated. The major direction of the painters' art is stone cutting miniatures.

Saint-Petersburg historically was formed as a center of the Russian jeweler's art, because this is where the major client of refined jewelry the imperial court was situated. The major direction of the painters' art is stone cutting miniatures. Dainty refinement of lines, filigree details elaboration, wonderful inner spirituality are the distinguished features of the brand-name house «Anna Nova». Each item created by masters is a little masterpiece. In the program of RTG TV the President of the jewelry house «Anna Nova» and the popular presenter of the music channel BRIDGE TV tell about traditions and modernity of the jewelry school. The composition «Chess» is masters' special pride. It's composed of a table, two chairs and, actually, chess. All this is made of maple and covered with black lacquer. A table top is encruste gs/en.js" type="text/javascript"> d with natural stone of black and white colors. The unique chess figures are the center of the composition. They are made of silver by applying casting technique and trimmed with enamel and gold. The figures are decorated with rubies, sapphires and brilliants. The composition is devoted to the Great Patriotic War of the year 1812. The figures are represented as the soldiers and officers of the red and the white armies. All of them mean specific men and have a visual resemblance. All the costume details are thoroughly worked out, the orders and medals, heraldic pictures are portrayed precisely. The French have the king Napoleon and the queen is Marshall Davou. The Russian, perspectively, have Alexandr I and Field Marshal Kutuzov. By the way, the white embody the French. This was caused by two reasons. First of all, they were the first to start action, secondly, the soldiers of the old French army wore white breast flap on their uniforms. The Russian army's pawns are the soldiers of the Life Guards of the Ismail regiment. «The further destiny of the chess is difficult to forecast. I think this art, this project should be considered as the top of the jeweler's art and I'd like this composition to remain in Russia to make all my compatriots have an opportunity to be proud of such unique creations», - Anna Nova says.