Fine Jewelry Couture features the work of over 35 of the most exciting jewelry designers working across the globe today. Whether up-and-coming practitioners or established names, these artists are creating fine jewelry of a couture standard, showcasing prodigious skill and individuality. In the construction of theirpieces, priceless gemstones may be used, but so may semiprecious stones and non-precious materials such as mammoth tusks and bird feathers. This is the first book to celebrate this growing segment of the jewelry industry: high-end luxe pieces, boasting experimental approaches, exquisite craftsmanship and extraordinary attention to detail. These are the new contemporary heirlooms.
Hundreds of images showcase a broad range of designs and styles, whether Aida Bergsen’s flora and fauna-inspired pieces featuring emerald-studded frogs and diamond-encrusted salamanders, Elie Top’s ingenious talismans of celestially pivoting yellow gold spheres that are a feat of mathematical precision, Katherine Jetter’s creations with bravura use of glowing opals, or Autore’s works displaying signature South Sea pearls. All share a dedication to the highest caliber materials, the most artful construction and a highly attuned sense of aesthetics.
Design expert Olivier Dupon has used his keen eye and creative flair to select the cream of today’s independent jewelers. Complete with artworks and sketches by designers, and biographies highlighting working practices and key sources of inspiration, this is the perfect curated resource for both aficionados and professionals who wish to view the work of some of the most visionary practitioners working in the field of fine jewelry today.
'Vibrant illustrations … an inspiration for jewellery makers and jewellery lovers alike; if you are someone that appreciates the finer things in life, then this book is perfect for you'
'Dupon has a great eye'