Brilliance!: Masterpieces from the American Jewelry Design Council
This sensational design book showcases America’s most gorgeous and inventive art jewelry! For over a decade, the elite invitation-only American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) has sponsored an annual project: every member creates an original piece based on a given theme. With imagination and skill, jewelers have tackled such concepts as the Mona Lisa, Wheel, Key, Puzzle, Water, Flight, Peekaboo, Sphere, Pyramid, and Secret Treasure. Each of these topics now becomes a dramatically photographed chapter, complete with illuminating introductions by renowned jewelry writers Cindy Edelstein and Frank Stankus. In addition to background information on the AJDC, and the story of the annual design event, artists’ commentaries enhance specific images. A final members’ section includes a biography, headshot, and additional jewelry images for each talented individual.
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18-karat white gold 1997 I Platinum 2005 I Sterling 8-karat yellow gold AJDC project ALAN REVERE ALISHAN HALEBIAN American Jewelry Design artists BARBARA HEINRICH BARBARA WESTWOOD BARRY BLAU bracelet CHRIS CORREIA CHRISTOPH KRAHENMANN cm I PHOTO cm PHOTO CORNELIS HOLLANDER create creative cube DAVID YURMAN DIANA VINCENT EDDIE SAKAMOTO enamel FALCHER FUSAGER Fold gemstones GEORGE SAWYER I I 8-karat gold I I 8-karat yellow inspiration JANE BOHAN JEAN-FRANCOIS ALBERT Jewelers of America Jewelry Design Council JOSE HESS look MARK SCHNEIDER metal MICHAEL BONDANZA PAN PERUGI MARRACCINI PASCAL LACROIX PAUL KLECKA PAUL ROBILOTTI Peekaboo PHOTO BY BARRY PHOTO BY ROBERT PHOTO BY RON PHOTO BY SKY PHOTO BYTODD FLASHNER piece of jewelry platinum puzzle pyramid ring ROBERT WELDON rubber sapphires SCOTT KEATING sculpture Secret Treasure SKY HALL sphere spiral sterling silver stone SUSAN HELMICH SUSAN SADLER TAKASHI WADA theme TINA SEGAL tourmaline white gold WHITNEY BOIN WILLIAM SCHRAFT