Jewelry Design Books
The Jeweller's Directory of Decorative Finishes is a complete guide to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating decorative finishes for jewelry. It outlines all the materials and equipment needed to carry out different techniques, together with detailed demonstrations and sample swatches. It is richly illustrated with work by professional jewelers, explaining how they have used different applications in their work.
East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from the Al Thani Collection focuses on four centuries of magnificent jewelry that resulted from the cultural exchange between India and Europe. This book features more than 150 objects, including jewel-encrusted jades, famous gemstones, enameled gold, and other precious works of art that range in date from the 17th century to the 1930s, along with exquisite contemporary examples by JAR and Baghat that draw from earlier motifs.
Jewellery: From Art Nouveau to 3D Printing presents an extraordinary collection of jewels and jewelers from the start of the 20th century to the present day. Conceived of as an ideal gallery of the masterpieces of 20th-century jewelry, this volume begins with the Art Nouveau masterpieces of Lalique, Vever and Fouquet, followed by the Art Deco elegance of Cartier, Boucheron, Tiffany, Mario Buccellati and Fabergé. After World War II, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari's whimsical inventions of the 1950s share space with the designs of the Dutch avant-garde and the artist's jewels of the 1960s. The book closes with the new millennium, with the intermingling of art and design and the introduction of new technologies like 3D printing, wearable technology and new modes of distribution and communication.
Jewellery in the Age of Modernism explores the relationship between jewelry, modernism, and modernity from the 'jazz age' to the second world war in order to challenge the view that these portable art forms have only a minor role to play in histories of modernism. From the masterworks of the Parisian jewelry houses to the film and photography of Man Ray, this study seeks to present jewelry in a new light, where issues of representation and display are considered to be as important in the creation of a modern 'jewelry culture' as the objects themselves.
Designed by Irma Boom, Jewelry Matters explores the magnificent jewelry collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam with loving attention. Each jewel in this volume is reproduced at its true size (sometimes with enlarged details) to reveal its beauty and its relationship to the human body in full, intimate detail.
Art as Jewellery is a visually stunning introduction to jewellery made by the titans of twentieth and twenty-first century art. From Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, through to Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst and Grayson Perry, the great figures of modern art have all turned both thought and talent to jewellery. Often, they have eschewed the traditional jeweller's preoccupation with material value and provenance, more concerned with the conceptual or aesthetic significance of their work. By using contemporary pictures, Art as Jewellery develops a chronological timeline of jewellery presentation. Its pages are home to a stunning variety of design sketches and photographs. Some were shot by renowned 20th century photographers, such as Ugo Mulas and Antonia Mulas, while others have been buried in archives for decades, unseen since the '60s. In contrast, modern works have been given model treatment by top photographer Alexander English, making this book a glamorous blend of new and classic jewellery art.
Ebbe Weiss-Weingart is one of the pioneers of international studio jewelry. For over seventy years she has enriched the contemporary jewelry scene with her diverse works. Her inception in the 1950s and 1960s with structured surfaces and galvanised sculptured pieces will never be forgotten. Alongside figurative motifs - in particular, her portrayals of humans and animals - she also created pieces with an ironic and quirky touch. In her last phase of creativity, which began in the 1990s, she had a penchant for working with jewelry made from Chinese jade reliefs. Around 200 illustrations of these jewelry objects documents her award-winning work, and along with previously unpublished photographic material, expands on her hitherto unknown accomplishments.
Quintessential Parisian jeweler Chaumet has shaped the face of elegance since 1780. This monograph covers all of the company's innovative designs-from diamond tiaras to nature-inspired motifs to intricate timepieces-that vary from classic and timeless to opulent and avant garde.
This sumptuous book showcases the work of women jewelers in the twentieth century. Beginning with Arts & Crafts jewelers in Britain, Europe and North America, the author then examines the key figures and movements of the pre-war period including Coco Chanel's legendary 'Bijoux de Diamants' exhibition of 1932, the designs of Suzanne Belperron and the roles of Jeanne Toussaint at Cartier and Renée Puissant at Van Cleef & Arpels. From the 1950s to the present day, a wide range of international designers are examined in detail with many examples of their work clearly illustrated. The author focuses on themes associated with jewelry, including color, light, proportion, nature and legends.
The Limburg jewelry designer Iris Mondelaers (1973) continuously explores the limits of her art. Especially known for her floral designs, Mondelaers experiments with materials such as gold and silver, often in combination with semi-precious stones, diamonds and pearls. Her jewelry is versatile, sometimes playful, at other times more minimal, but always undeniably feminine.
Scandinavian studio jewelry is simply unimaginable without Tone Vigeland and her work. Her distinctive objects flatter the human body and captivate through their dimensions and volume, yet they are assembled from the tiniest hand-crafted components. Tubes of silver wire, precisely cut plates, spheres and eyelets, all in small scale, are invisibly interconnected, and Vigeland's use of heavily oxidised, almost iron-black silver and steel is a typical feature. Around 150 jewelry objects from 1958 to 2010 document Tone Vigeland's pioneering creativity.
Throughout history humans have decorated themselves with wearable art that speaks of their rich culture and history. In Masterpieces of American Jewelry, leading jewelry expert Judith Price showcases the finest wearable art that has adorned Americans for the past 150 years and relates the fascinating stories behind them.
Linda MacNeil: Jewels of Glass is the first in-depth monograph to explore the development of leading American jeweler Linda MacNeil's jewelry and her contribution to late twentieth- and twenty-first century jewelry. MacNeil has inserted her voice into contemporary American jewelry as an innovator transforming glass into proxies for precious gemstones. She and her work have straddled the fields of Studio Glass and Studio Jewelry. A pioneer over her forty-and-counting-year career, she has united glass with metal and, recently, with precious gems. Exploring materiality and methodology, she uses historical precedent as a jumping off point to make stunning, wearable jewelry.
Flora features a dazzling collection of jewelry imitating flowers, from the seventeenth century to today. The sumptuous selection of floral pieces in this book have all been selected from the magnificent jewelry collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and range from the seventeenth century to the present day.
Dedicated to Cartier's new collection of high jewelry and precious objects, this volume celebrates the legendary house's unique ability to bring inanimate objects to life. These pieces reveal the magical universe and exceptional creativity of the master jeweler and watchmaker that make them veritable works of art.
Copper is affordable, plentiful and easy to work with. In her second book Eva M. Sherman explores ways copper, copper wire and sheet metal can be transformed into numerous different styles of cuffs. She uses standard gauges of sheet and wire, along with common metalworking and wire working tools to create over 25 unique cuffs.
New Necklaces features a selection of impressive pieces by more than 180 artists from forty-two countries. From those that look back to classic forms and materials to the most daring, experimental, and surprising ideas, each of the five hundred necklaces included in this book has something that makes it unique and relates strongly to today's social, cultural, and artistic reality.
This book commemorates the remarkable gift of over 400 works from the collection of Barbara and David Kipper to the Art Institute of Chicago. These outstanding pieces of jewelry and ritual objects offer a material record of vanishing ways of life. Used as portable forms of wealth, as personal adornment, and in religious practice, they represent a broad spectrum of cultures. The majority comes from the Himalayan region, including Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia, and other pieces hail from Afghanistan, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Bead Pendants & Necklaces features 20 beautiful projects ranging in skill level from beginner to experienced. A fully illustrated techniques section teaches you the basics of jewelry-making and gives you a base to build off of so that you can even create your own brand new designs.
The sixth Jewelry International features the world's most exquisite jewels and the companies that craft them.
This lavishly illustrated and exquisitely designed book gives a comprehensive display of the work of eminent jeweller and designer John Donald.
Metal Jewelry Made Easy: A Crafter's Guide to Fabricating Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets - a beautifully photographed, comprehensive guide - provides crafters of all levels with a gentle, user-friendly approach to substantial metal jewelry-making skills. After reviewing the fundamentals of jewelry design, raw materials, and safety in the studio, readers are introduced to tools for cutting, drilling, forming, soldering, polishing, and more. Next, they learn a variety of techniques, including piercing, stamping, forging, annealing, oxidizing, casting, and even setting stones, enabling them to create 25 stunning and professional-looking projects.
No soldering is required to make these metal necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings; they're cold-connected, using such easy-to-learn skills as piercing, sawing, riveting, and joining. Create your own chains, ear wires, clasps, and other findings from wire jump rings. Learn metal texturing and finishing techniques such as chasing, etching, and adding a patina.
Through beautiful photos and interviews with the designers Éclat presents the ways these most important jewelers have dominated the landscape of jewelry design in the last years. Their jewels, a fascinating fuse of imagination and innovation, pave the way for the future and rising stars.
Created with the expertise of Cartier Heritage, this exquisite book showcases the rich holdings of the Cartier Collection and archive. It features not only a sumptuous array of rings, bracelets, necklaces, and tiaras, but also cocktail and smoking accessories, mystery clocks, and lavish objects created by Cartier's ateliers in Paris, London, and New York. Organized thematically, the book features magnificent jewels and accessories owned by such arbiters of taste as Daisy Fellowes, the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Grace, Barbara Hutton, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Jewelry's Shining Stars features 38 talents who cross the boundaries of art, function and wearability to form a distinctive imprint on contemporary jewelry.
The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers features clear instructions for jewellers of all levels, from the hobbyist to the experienced maker who is looking to expand their soldering skills. It includes pre- and post-soldering techniques, safety procedures, essential equipment and materials required, along with tips and tricks of the trade from leading jewellers.
Innovative jewelry artist Kate McKinnon takes you on a creative journey of techniques and projects in The Jewelry Architect as she uses a variety of materials and tools to create gallery-quality bracelets, necklaces, and rings.
There are very few books currently covering mixed media jewelry, and this book provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to all the materials and techniques you need to get you started in this exciting area of jewelry making.
Create Jewelry: Glass features 21 stunning projects ranging in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to more involved seed-bead weaving designs. All projects are glamorous and timeless and represent unique ways to use glass beads in jewelry designs for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.