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Irina Shabut

Irina Shabut Jewellery maker
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From neurologist to jewellery maker

  • • Irina's artisanal journey began with a brooch in a museum in Brussels
  • • Her first collection evoked the world of Henri Rousseau
  • • Antique lace, nature and the arts inspire her

St. Petersburg jeweller Irina Shabut thrives on paradoxes. After 13 years as a neurologist, she left the St. Petersburg Military Medical Academy and launched her own jewellery brand, Shabut Jewelry. Her first collection of jewellery, released in 2015, was entitled The World of Henri Rousseau. Evoking the exotic imagery of the escapist world of Rousseau, she created lush and voluminous silver flowers in sensual shapes. Irina went on to make jewellery from porcelain, then developed a technique to transfer patterns from handmade lace to silver. “We have gorgeous antique lace in the family that is very precious to us, and I wanted to preserve this beauty,” she says. “I think this is a beautiful way of preserving a family heirloom.”

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Collection of rings for scarves and tippets

This collection of silver-plated brass rings were created for scarves and tippets. They form part of Irina Shabut’s Summer in St. Petersburg series, which also includes clips, shoe buckles and a variety of other accessories. All the creations in this unique collection, hand cast from wax moulds, have the same floral motif, a style characteristic of St. Petersburg.

Diameter 8 cm

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Ring for a scarf from the collection Summer in St. Petersburg

This silver-plated brass ring, ideal for scarves and tippets, is part of Irina Shabut’s Summer in St. Petersburg collection. She recommends wearing it with a silk scarf or tippet. The unique ring was hand cast using a wax mould.

Diameter 8 cm

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Necklet from the collection Wearable Porcelain

The Wearable Porcelain collection is emblematic of Irina Shabut’s design. One of the pendants was purchased by the fashion and costume department of the Hermitage Museum. Each pendant is unique, and they can be made to measure.

Diameter 8 cm

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Ginkgo decorative medal-brooch

This silver-coated brass decorative medal-brooch is part of a large collection with floral motifs. These accessories can be worn on outdoor clothing such as coats or jackets, or to adorn a dress. There is also a men’s line. Each brooch is unique, and can be made to measure.

Length 8 cm
Height 6 cm

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Cufflinks with floral motif

This pair of cufflinks with a floral motif is from a larger collection of women’s cufflinks. The collection features cufflinks with different motifs of flora and fauna, decorative architectural elements and other themes. This pair, hand cast using a wax mould, combines elegantly with a shirt as well as with various cuffs and bracelets.

Diameter 2.5 cm
Height 2 cm

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