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A luxe survey of exquisitely crafted precious jewelry by the most trendsetting designers from around the globe
In the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels in Paris, all jewelry entries were required to showcase an innovative, fresh approach to jewelry making, a philosophy recaptured in Fine Jewelry Couture. Featuring more than 35 master jewelry designers, Olivier Dupon uses his keen eye and creative flair to select the most exciting of today’s high-end jewelry designers working around the globe.
Covering designers hailing from Australia, Brazil, France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan Lebanon, Russia, Turkey, the UK and USA, hundreds of images showcase a broad range of ‘wearable art’. From Aida Bergsen’s flora and fauna-inspired designs, through Anabela Chan’s exquisitely detailed laser-cut brooches to Elie Top’s yellow gold spheres that are a feat of mathematical precision, Dupon introduces highly original up-and-coming designers as well as highly established names in the industry.
Red-carpet customers and fans include Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, Madonna and Michelle Obama. Designers are introduced with a biography that highlights their working practices and key sources of inspiration. Illustrations include sketches as well as images of beautiful finished designs, all of which are unique and many of which are bespoke.
Complete with an introduction, a useful glossary and notes of designers’ websites (some work by appointment only), Fine Jewelry Couture is the perfect, curated resource for both aficionados and professionals who are interested in some of the most visionary practitioners working in the field of fine jewelry today.
Design expert Olivier Dupon’s books include The New Artisans, The New Jewelers, The New Pâtissiers, Floral Contemporary, Encore! The New Artisans and Shoe.