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A Life Story in Jewelry

The Jewellery Box chronicles Jorunn Veiteberg’s jewelry collection. Our reviewer calls it one of the best books about jewelry ever. Life-sized photos of the pieces—presented in order of purchase—appear almost from the start. Refreshing! Veiteberg examines her motivation to collect, shining a light on this human urge The author quotes from her diaries and talks about …

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Studio Jewelry at Auction

Several recent sales of modern and contemporary studio jewelry at prominent auction houses have set records for individual jewelers, signaling that the market for this work is growing. In October 2021, Bonhams Los Angeles held its first auction devoted to studio jewelry, with 308 pieces from a cross-section of many of the most significant makers, …

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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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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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