A luxe survey of exquisitely crafted precious jewelry by the most trendsetting designers from around the globe.
Fine Jewelry Couture Contemporary Heirlooms Olivier Dupon
Olivier Dupon’s books include The New Artisans, The New Jewelers, The New Pâtissiers, Floral Contemporary, Encore! The New Artisans and Shoe.
Over 500 illustrations 32.0 x 23.4 cm 256pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 518601 September £39.95
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.