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New Rings

500+ Designs

Nicolas Estrada


A dazzling showcase of the work of the best art jewellers at work in the world today - and a superb resource for jewelry lovers everywhere

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Rings symbolize many things. They can serve as personal statements, adornments, representations of a commitment, or a sentimental reminder. In the hands of the world’s most creative jewellers they transcend into works of art in endlessly intriguing ways.

Updated to include 100 entirely new designs, this marvellously illustrated survey showcases over 500 contemporary rings created by nearly 300 international designers. The designers featured employ a breathtaking variety of techniques to create pieces ranging from traditional decorative rings to conceptual and abstract artworks, and use a wide range of materials including gold, platinum, precious stones, plastic, bones, fibre, wood, shells, plants and more.

Organized thematically according to the type of ring, whether suitable for everyday use, ‘statement’ rings or to mark an occasion, New Rings is a dazzling showcase of contemporary custom-made rings.

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'Fabulous … glorious and stunning photography that will wholly absorb you … A book to browse and learn from'
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Book Details

Format: Flexibound

Edition Type: Revised

Size: 24.0 x 19.0 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Publication date: 30 May 2016

ISBN: 9780500292402

Contents List

Introduction • 1. The Symbolism of Rings: Emblems of Attachment; Emblems of Identity and Individuality • 2. The Gallery – A Contemporary Collection: Individuality; Expression; Rebellion; Commitment; Alliance • Index of Artists

About the Author

Nicolas Estrada is a jewelry designer based in Barcelona.

List of Contributors

Elizabeth Shypertt, Carles Codina Armengol, Marjorie Simon, Carolina Hornauer