Coveted: Art and Innovation in High Jewelry
When does jewellery transcend the category of fashion accessory to become art? Coveted provides a vital survey of the field, profiling more than 75 of the most prominent designers working across the globe today. In thematic chapters featuring exceptional pieces from each artist’s extraordinary oeuvre, the book explores their conceptual approach, provenance of materials, quality of design, composition, and workmanship, revealing what makes these creations not only coveted objects of exceptional value but also works of art.
Since its initial launch on 1st October it has been described as ‘The Thinking Woman’s Jewellery Book’ by Maria Doulton of The Jewellery Editor, ‘A book with soul’ by Celine Assimon, CEO of De Beers Jewellers and “Best Jewelry book of the year” by Sonia Esther Soltani, Editor in Chief of Rapaport. Previewed in British Vogue on 30th September, Coveted is fast becoming the go-to source to understand the meaning behind high jewellery.
“The book shows the complexity, power and artistic impact of great design” – The New York Times.
The virtual book tour has included a V&A talk with Daniel Brush, a sustainability talk with the Gemological Institute of America and Harvard University and an in-depth discussion on each chapter with Fernando Jorge, the 92Y and Stellene Volandes Editor in Chief of Town & Country at New York Jewelry Week.
Written by Melanie Grant for Phaidon, this coffee table book contains 208 pages with 150 colour illustrations. It was published on 1st October 2020 and on 11th November in America, priced at £69.95 / $85.
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