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Jewelry's Shining Stars: The Next Generation

45 Visionary Women Designers

By (author) Beth Bernstein


Publishing 8th Apr 2024
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    • Forty-Five new women jewellery designers showcasing today's collectibles that are shaping jewellery's future
    • Stunning photographs show a whole host of incredible new collections
    • Personal accounts from each designer on how they arrived in the world of jewellery, and the inspiration that produced their iconic pieces
    • Seven chapters showing seven different approaches, from reviving tradition to rebelling against it
    • Amusing and fascinating anecdotes from the world of a jeweller
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    Jewelry’s Shining Stars: The Next Generation brings together 45 new women designers who have liberated the way we view and buy jewellery. This compilation of talented women, who hail from around the globe, use techniques such as enamelling, engraving, and creating nuanced textural details in wax models, to bend the rules and break with tradition. While some work with their own hands, whether schooled or self-taught, challenging themselves at the bench, others work alongside artisans to reinvigorate the old school into relevant yet enduring pieces.

    The book’s stunning photographs offer a glimpse into each designer’s different aesthetic and are accompanied by the jeweller’s own words, revealing what drives their approach and giving us an insight behind these innovators. With reverence for quality, style, and technique, these 45 talented jewellers are creating today’s collectibles and shaping jewellery’s future.

    About the Author

    For the past 20 years, Beth Bernstein has been engaged in two of her passions as careers — writing and consulting about fine jewellery. Her memoir, My Charmed Life: Rocky Romances, Precious Family Connections and Searching For A Band of Gold, was published by Penguin in the summer of 2012. She is working on her second memoir. Beth has written for both consumer and trade magazines and newspapers on all topics of jewellery including monthly profile stories on international jewellery designers. She has a thriving career as a personal stylist to help private clients build jewellery wardrobes and is also a dealer of fine antique and period pieces. She has given seminars on various aspects of jewellery, has been a judge for jewellery design awards and curated sections of jewellery trade shows. Her consulting company, Plan B, advises on all facets of merchandising, marketing, branding and design for independent jewellers. She is a member of The American Society of Jewelry Historians and WJA (Women’s Jewelry Association) among other associations. Beth has a few quirky superstitions about jewellery. One example: a talisman necklace with charms from many designers featured in the book, which she slips on during airplane take-offs. She is convinced that it is this weighty concoction of amulets — rather than the well-trained pilots and control towers — that guides her safe landings. Beth Bernstein lives in Florida, USA.

    ACC Art Books
    Publish date
    8th Apr 2024
    300 mm x 230 mm
    176 Pages
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