Fine Jewelry Couture
- ISBN 9780500518601
- 32.00 x 23.40 cm
- With over 550 colour illustrations
- First published 2016
A luxe survey of exquisitely crafted precious jewelry by the most trendsetting designers from around the globe
‘… 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’ – Making Jewellery
Design expert Olivier Dupon uses his keen eye for talent and creative flair to select over 35 master jewelry designers from across the globe. They represent a wide variety of approaches, from Aida Bergsen’s flora and fauna-inspired designs, including emerald-studded frogs and diamond-encrusted salamanders; through Katherine Jetter’s bravura use of glowing opals and Autore’s works displaying signature South Sea pearls; to Elie Top’s yellow gold spheres that are a feat of mathematical precision and ingenuity.
Each designer is introduced with a biography that highlights their working practices and key sources of inspiration. Illustrations include sketches as well as images of their glorious ‘wearable art’, all of which is unique and much of which is bespoke.
Complete with an introduction, a glossary and notes of designers’ websites (some work by appointment only), this is the perfect, curated resource for both aficionados and professionals who want to keep up to date with some of the most visionary practitioners working in the field of fine jewelry today.
Olivier Dupon’s books include The New Artisans, The New Jewelers, The New Pâtissiers, Floral Contemporary, Encore! The New Artisans and Shoe.