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21st-Century Jewelery Designers: An Inspired Style is a stunning survey of the contemporary jewelry that''''s being designed and created across the world today.

21st Century Jewellery Designers: An Inspired Style” by Juliet Weir-de la Rouchefoucauld.

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DESCRIPTION:  Hardcover with dustjacket in slip sleeve.. 

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club (2013). 

Pages: 360. 

Size:  13½ x 11½ x 2 inches; 8¼ pounds. 

Summary: 
21st-Century Jewelery Designers: An Inspired Style is a stunning survey of the contemporary jewelry that''''s being designed and created across the world today. From the great JAR, to James de Givenchy and Nicholas Varney in the West, and Michelle Ong, Wallace Chan and Bhagat in the East, 21st-Century Jewelry Designers: An Inspired Style is an exploration into the designers'''' worlds, helping the reader to discover the jewels that great jewelry artists are creating now. Interviews with each designer featured reveal their inspirations and passions, their favorite materials, designing processes, and how their personalities influence their designs.

Designers include: JAR (France); Kaoru Kay Akihara (Japan); Walid Akkad (Lebanon/France); Lorenz Baumer (France); Bhagat (India); Sevan Bicaksii (Turkey); Luz Camino (Spain); Wallace Chan (China); Edmond Chin for Etcetera (China); Lydia Courteille (France); Michele della Valle (Italy/Switzerland); Patrice Fabre (France); James de Givenchy for Taffin (USA); Vincente Gracia (Spain); Hemmerle (Germany); Anna Hu (USA/Taiwan); Michelle Ong for Carnet (China); Suzanne Syz (Switzerland); Nicholas Varney (USA); Stephen Webster (UK); Dickson Yewn for Yewn Heritage (China); Rami Abboud (Lebanon); Tomasz Donocik (UK); LaMouche (China/France); 10 Royale (France).   


CONDITION:  NEW. MASSIVE new (albeit slightly "shop worn" hardcover with dustjacket in slip case. Antique Collectors Club (2013) 360 pages. The book is still in publisher''''s wraps and is absolutely new, however the spine head is lightly bumped (large, heavy books like this tend to get dragged across and bumped into book shelves as they are shelved and re-shelved, so it is not uncommon to see accelerated edge and corner shelfwear to such huge, heavy books). The book is otherwise unblemished, unmarked, pristine in every other respect. Pages clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #8687a.
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PUBLISHER REVIEWS: 

REVIEW:  Presents the stories and designs of the leading contemporary jewelry designers working across the globe today.

REVIEW: 
"Twenty-First Century Jewellery Designers: An Inspired Style" is a stunning survey of the contemporary jewelry that''''s being designed and created across the world today. From the great JAR, to James de Givenchy and Nicholas Varney in the West, and Michelle Ong, Wallace Chan and Bhagat in the East, Inspired Style is an exploration into the designers'''' worlds, helping the reader to discover the jewels that great jewelry artists are creating now. Interviews with each designer featured reveal their inspirations and passions, their favorite materials, designing processes, and how their personalities influence their designs.

Designers include: JAR (France); Kaoru Kay Akihara (Japan); Walid Akkad (Lebanon/France); Lorenz Baumer (France); Bhagat (India); Sevan BicakA i (Turkey); Luz Camino (Spain); Wallace Chan (China); Edmond Chin for Etcetera (China); Lydia Courteille (France); Michele della Valle (Italy/Switzerland); Patrice Fabre (France); James de Givenchy for Taffin (USA); Vincente Gracia (Spain); Hemmerle (Germany); Anna Hu (USA/Taiwan); Michelle Ong for Carnet (China); Suzanne Syz (Switzerland); Nicholas Varney (USA); Stephen Webster (UK); Dickson Yewn for Yewn Heritage (China); Rami Abboud (Lebanon); Tomasz Donocik (UK); LaMouche (China/France); 10 Royale (France).

REVIEW:  An exploration of the passions and inspirations that have ignited the creation of sumptuous jewels with a definitively contemporary touch. Presents the stories and designs of leading contemporary jewelry designers working across the globe - France, the USA, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK, Spain, Italy, China, Turkey, Lebanon, Taiwan, India, Germany. Each entry is accompanied by beautiful color photographs of the designer''''s pieces Includes a chapter on the new rising stars in the industry.


REVIEW:  “The 21st-Century Jewellery Designers” is a sumptuous survey of the contemporary jewelry that''''s being designed and created across the world today. From the great JAR, to James de Givenchy and Nicholas Varney in the West, and Michelle Ong.


REVIEW:  A Fellow of the Gemological Association of Great Britain, Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld began her career at Sotheby''''s & Company, London. Based in France she writes about jewelry and is working on her next book on the subject. Juliet''''s Great-grandfather, Thomas Weir, founded the jewelers Weir & Sons in Dublin in 1869, a company that is still run by members of the family.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
The Jewellers in Their Own Words.
JAR.
Kaoru Kay Akihara/Gimel: A Conclave of Jewellers, Japan .
Walid Akkad: The Gardener, France/Lebanon .
Lorenz Ba¨umer: The Tech Savvy Jeweler, France .
Bhagat: The Quiet Genius, India .
Sevan Biccakcci: The Bladesmith, Turkey .
Luz Camino: The Queen of Plique-a`-Jour, Spain .
Wallace Chan: The Zen Philosopher, China .
Edmond Chin/Etcetera: The Innovator, China .
Lydia Courteille: The Dream Weaver, France .
Michele della Valle: The Versatile Artist, Italy/Switzerland .
Patrice Fabre: The Contemporary Alchemist, France .
James de Givenchy/Taffin: The Gem Hunter Chef, United States .
Vicente Gracia: The Spanish Poet Historian, Spain .
Hemmerle: Family Inspiration, Germany .
Anna Hu: The Musician, United States/Taiwan .
Michelle Ong/Carnet: The Art of Carnet, China .
Susanne Syz: Refined Fun, Switzerland .
Nicholas Varney: The Quintessential American Jeweler, United States .
Stephen Webster: The Rock Jeweler, United Kingdom .
Dickson Yewn/Yewn Heritage: The Film Director, China .
The new-comers: Rami Abboud, Lebanon; Tomasz Donocik, United Kingdom; LaMouche, China/France; 10 Royale, France.
The future.
Timelines.
Further Reading.
Language.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: 

REVIEW: 
Over the past year, my collection of jewelry books has seen remarkable growth.  Between the generous contributions from designers and publishers and my thirst for jewelry knowledge (and weakness when it comes to shopping for books), I may soon need a storage unit just to house them all if the collection continues to increase at the current rate.

Case in point, I surf Amazon’s cyber-space bookshelves for great jewelry reads on a weekly basis, and a recent browse led me to the page for the upcoming book “21st-Century Jewellery Designers:  An Inspired  Style” by Juliet Weir-de la Rochefoucauld and published by Antique Collectors’ Club. My heart nearly stopped.

With such a striking jewel on the cover (A  Colored Diamond and Emerald Ring, by Wallace Chan from FD Gallery), it was hard not to get overly giddy about this book.  Three hundred sixty pages of lust-worthy jewels take the reader on a journey through the vast landscape of contemporary jewelry of the highest quality craftsmanship as well as the most original artistry.  “21st-Century Jewellery Designers” is a sensational survey of the leading contemporary jewelry designers from around the world, highlighting the unique aesthetics and inspiring backgrounds of each artist.

With her years of experience in the industry and keen eye for talent and style, Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld has curated a selection of designers whose inimitable work not only exude unparalleled craftsmanship but limitless imagination and creativity as well.  Intimate interviews with each designer reveal the creative process behind their distinctive jewelry, from favorite materials to work with to how each incorporates his/her own personality into the jewelry.

Designers featured in the book include:  JAR (France); Kaoru Kay Akihara (Japan); Walid Akkad (Lebanon/France); Lorenz Baumer (France); Bhagat (India); Sevan Bicakçi (Turkey); Luz Camino (Spain); Wallace Chan (China); Edmond Chin for Etcetera (China); Lydia Courteille (France); Michele della Valle (Italy/Switzerland); Patrice Fabre (France); James de Givenchy for Taffin (USA); Vincente Gracia (Spain); Hemmerle (Germany); Anna Hu (USA/Taiwan); Michelle Ong for Carnet (China); Suzanne Syz (Switzerland); Nicholas Varney (USA); Stephen Webster (UK); Dickson Yewn for Yewn Heritage (China); Rami Abboud (Lebanon); Tomasz Donocik (UK); LaMouche (China/France); 10 Royale (France).

I, for one, simply cannot wait to pour over this stunning book chock full of the finest, one-of-a-kind contemporary jewelry designed by the 21st century’s most talented designers in the world today.

REVIEW:  Juliet Weir de La Rochefoucauld shows a finely honed understanding of jewelry in new book “21st Century Jewellery Designers” The recently launched book profiles some of the most revered modern-day designers at work today. The coffee table book will include over 500 color photographs of the incredible jewels featured including bejeweled chilies from Kaoru Kay Akihara.

The new release from luxury publisher Antique Collectors'''' Club delves into the stunning world of contemporary jewelry. Researched and written by jewelry expert Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld the book focuses on modern-day jewels from a variety of acclaimed names. The range of jewelers chosen by Juliet shows a keen eye and a finely honed understanding of jewelry, making this a reference book of jewelers for our times. This is a tome that I will be frequently consulting given the richness of information, range of artists included and, of course, the beautiful images. 

Featuring Michelle Ong from China, Stephen Webster from the UK, Hemmerle from Germany and JAR hailing from France, the 360-page coffee table book covers a wide variety of the most revered modern-day designers from around the world. As well as 500 beautiful color photographs, the hardback publication includes in-depth interviews with each designer, giving readers a unique insight into the inspirations, passions and design process behind each unique jewel.

As well as established names from across the globe, the book also includes a chapter on the rising stars in the industry, exploring who is set to influence the world of jewelry design in the future.

Great-granddaughter of Thomas Weir, the man who founded the jewelers Weir & Sons in Dublin in 1869, the author, Juliet Weir-de La Rouchefoucauld, has long had jewellery connections. A member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, she began her career at auction house Sotheby''''s. Currently based in France, she now writes about jewelry. This is her first book, and she is currently working on a second title.

REVIEW:  This remarkably illustrated coffee table book prominently displays more than 540 jewelry pieces from 25 of today''''s important designers...this luxurious book provides a great source of inspiration for all jewelry scholars, collectors, and professionals at large for envisioning the future trends of the industry. The quality of the photos is an exceptional asset to that end. [Delphine Leblanc Gemological Institute of America].

REVIEW:  A wonderful look at the high-end contemporary jewelers creating pieces today. In contrast to most of the compendium books on contemporary jewelers, this volume focuses on those using top-quality gemstones and metals such as Michelle Ong, Hemmerle, and Wallance Chan, whose dynamic ring is on the cover. These are the potential Cartiers, Fouquets, and Laliques of the future and it is well worth becoming familiar with their work. [Sarah Davis, American Society of Jewelry Historians Newsletter].

REVIEW:  This is an absolutely gorgeous book in the quality of the photography, the graphic design, and the sumptuous pieces included that make anyone who loves jewelry want to swoon. You should seriously consider adding it your library. [Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts].


REVIEW:  Each page of "An Inspired Style: 21st Century Jewellery Designers" burst with color and sumptuous jewels from the likes of JAR, Lydia Courteille and Tomasz Donocik. [Professional Jeweller (UK)].

REVIEW:  The masterpieces of contemporary jewelry come alive in this splendid book, which explores some of today''''s best designers and identifies the new rising stars. [Indulgence].

REVIEW:  New book offers survey of the contemporary jewelry that is being designed across the world today. [Art Daily].

REVIEW:  This is a sumptuous book with the most stunning photography…highly recommended! [Hot Brands, Cool Places].

REVIEW:  The range of jewelers chosen by Juliet shows a keen eye and a finely honed understanding of jewelry, making this a reference book of jewelers for our times. [The Jewellery Editor (UK)].

REVIEW:  Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld on the original and striking jewelry pieces featured in her latest publication.  Highly recommended! [The Global Herald].

READER REVIEWS: 

REVIEW:
  Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld who was born into an old family of jewelers has created an AMAZING BOOK on 21st-Century Jewelry Designs - beautifully photographed and with a comprehensive coverage of this fascinating subject.

It is a delight to all who are interested and it is refreshing to see new settings, new models, new designers...as usually we are always shown old gems of imperial families or famous film stars and the superrich over and over again...But this book is FRESH and INSPIRING!

It is simply the best of the 21st century on this subject and it is also stunningly presented! No book has impressed me as much as this in a very long time - be warned it is very heavy! IT COMES IN A SLIP IN COVER - no costs and expense was spared to create a Masterpiece!

Would i recommend this book? YES DEFINITELY! Would i give it as a present?
OH YES, have done now many times...and just did it again.

REVIEW:  This is a very interesting book about the creative trends developing in jewelry, aside from the historically famous French and American firms which have ceased to be family run businesses.

REVIEW: 
Stunning photography and comprehensive coverage of this unusual subject. Highly recommended for everyone interested in the cutting-edge fields related to modern jewelry design.

REVIEW:  Wonderful book, with great pictures. Made my day! This is a luxury book, great for gifting, but don''''t forget to buy a copy for yourself!

REVIEW:  A great jewelry overview with a lot of new designers featured. Terrific photos. A lovely gift or addition to a collection.

REVIEW:  Five stars!  The photographs are fabulous. Very well illustrated, gorgeous binding and presentation.

REVIEW:  Five Stars!  Amazing book!

REVIEW:  Fabulous book! A must for every jewelry history students library

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