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Jewels from Fabulou-stan

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Ilgiz Fazulzyanov

It is not often that I report about an artist that hails from a part of the world I’ve never heard of, but today, I’m bringing you a genius jeweler from the Republic of Tatarstan, which, according to Google, is a real thing. Meet Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, the creator of mind-blowingly fantastic jewelry that could easily have been designed during the heyday of the Art Deco jewelry era. (F.Y.I., I’m going to call him Ilgiz, because every time I try to type Fazulzyanov, I fall asleep half way through.) Ilgiz tried his very capable hands at silk painting and stained glass before he hit upon the great love of his life, creating embarrassingly-fabulous jeweled flora and fauna.

In both 2011 and 2013, Ilgiz’s work won the coveted Grand Prize in the International Jewellery Design Excellence Awards. Ilgiz was also the first (and, currently, only) artist to win that prize twice.  That must feel good!

You can check out all of Ilgiz F…’s work on his website.

All images property of Ilgiz Fazulzyanov.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “Jewels from Fabulou-stan

  1. Beautiful! Probably not sold at Walmart.

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  2. Wow Donna, really beautiful jewelry art 😀

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  3. Beautiful stuff. I like that it straddles art noveau and Art Deco. I’m drawn to the butterfly and bird pieces.

    I’ve heard of Tatarstan because of the genocide there but I thought it was just a region and not that it was autonomous. So now I need to go google to educate myself.

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  4. Every one is a grand prize winner. Great work. Hal

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  5. That dragonfly pendant–beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I notice his website has no prices. I think that means I can never afford them.

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