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I often asked where our historically inspired jewelry designs originate from or where I find the museum jewelry we share on social media and sometimes replicate.

The simple answer is that most of our designs were done by Shashi as he traveled the world visiting museums and browsing private collections of auction-houses. He would photograph and sketching and later reproducing what he found. In honor of Museum Week this week, and Museum Day on May 18th - here are some institutions with great collections of jewelry that we have reproduced pieces from or found inspiration through.

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Vintage cloisonné enamel. Laurel Burch's first line of jewelry. More Shashi Inc. Brand new designs. Photography at scale. Sales & special offers.

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The late, great Laurel Burch was an artist turned entrepreneur. Most prominently known for her jewelry designs, colorful cats, horses, and animals and beautiful fabrics. Shashi and Laurel met in the early 1970s - in San Francisco - and struck both a romantic and business partnership. Together they founded Laurel Inc. - manufacturing Laurels designs as a 50/50 joint venture. The Laurel Inc. / Laurel San Francisco designs represent the first examples of Laurels commercial work, as such they are highly collectable. The fledgling company first attempted manufacturing directly in San Francisco. They trained hippies and assorted counter-culture types to do jewelry production, but...

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The Early Days: VOGUE, Shashi Inc, The Museum of Jewelry catalogAntique rings and tian tsui. 100 new designs including necklaces and earrings.

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1970s, antiques, artifacts, mummy beads, shashi, shashi inc, tian-tsui, vintage enamel -

1964 The Museum of Jewelry was born in 1964. Shashi Singapuri was an employee of Eastern Airlines with $700 and an idea. He bought antiques in five central American Countries, brought them back to America, and promptly sold them.Our antiques and artifacts such as mummy beads, Chinese silver rings, and tian-tsui were mostly acquired in these early days. Our import business expanded to include South America, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Egypt, and China. Throughout the 1960's Shashi repeated and scaled the process. By 1966 he had a sizable collection of inventory and by 1968 he had largely transitioned from import to manufacturing....

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Mummy Beads, Tian-tsui, and a hundred trillion billion photos

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Can you help me track down the source of one of our designs?

Dive into triangular earrings and molds covering roman earring design from 200-500 AD and explore the similarities in garnet inlays, filigree and granule work, glass, pearl, and emerald beading on authentic roman pieces as well as one of our modern reproductions.

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