Classic Jewelry

Bill Smith

For the revolutionary fashionistas of the 60s and 70s, Bill Smith was there to dress them in jewelry. He was a designer regarded as a sensation, awarded for jewelry styles that captured the freedom and exuberance of the era. The covers of fashion magazines showed his long strings of pearls and large spring collars around …

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Cartier and Islamic Art

Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity May 14–September 18, 2022 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, US At the dawn of the 20th century, the introduction of the aesthetic elements of Islamic art through exhibitions, publications, travels, and personal collections fueled new ideas and possibilities at Cartier. The Maison began to conceptualize and …

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Rosa Taikon

Rosa Taikon: Art and Struggle Permanent exhibition Hälsingland Museum, Hudiksvall, Sweden This article presents the extraordinary Swedish jewelry designer Rosa Taikon, who not only revived modern jewelry art but also a Roma silversmith tradition, which makes her unique in Sweden and internationally. In her dynamic and content-rich art practice, Taikon created jewelry that testifies to …

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the cover of Quiet Elegance: The Jewelry of Eleanor Moty

A Tasteful Tribute to an Exquisite Aesthetic

Quiet Elegance: The Jewelry of Eleanor Moty, ed. Matthew Drutt, with contributions by Bruce W. Pepich, Matthew Drutt, and Helen W. Drutt English. Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2020. It is a well-established fact that European contemporary jewelers are better represented with beautifully designed, fully illustrated, scholarly monographs than their American counterparts, regardless of the latters’ …

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Lisa M. Berman

Fusing Art and Business

Lisa M. Berman has a couture dressmaker, a woodworker, and a fashion business owner in her family. So you might say she was destined to become a mover and shaker in a creative field. After successfully launching and running her fashion jewelry business, Berman pivoted. She took the reins of Sculpture To Wear, a jewelry …

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