1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand

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Lark Books, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 416 pages
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Diverse, extensive, and incredibly beautiful, this awe-inspiring collection features the most magnificent rings ever. With designs that range from the traditional to the very avant-garde, each of the 1,000 examples is an exceptional work of art, finely crafted by the best contemporary jewelers. Rob Jackson mixes antique industrial elements (a 100-year-old wrought iron nail) with radiant 20-karat gold and a glowing ruby for a dynamic visual contrast. Tomomi Arat’s collection, Treasure from Under the Sea, captures the exoticism of ocean life: he uses pearls, enamel, and sand to create rings that look as if they were chiseled directly out of a coral reef. Among the prestigious artisans represented: Arline M. Fisch, Michael Zobel, Katja Prins, Paul Preston, and Bruce Metcalf.

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Review: 1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand (500 Series)

User Review  - Cassius - Goodreads

One of the best in the 500 series, great inspiration for metalworkers on any education level. Read full review

Review: 1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand (500 Series)

User Review  - Jillian Geralds - Goodreads

This book contains an amazing collection of "jewelry as sculpture" that is both beautiful and inspiring. Read full review

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About the Author
Marthe Le Van has held the positions of glass curator and creative director of a contemporary art gallery. She has also coordinated glass exhibitions for national and international galleries and museums.

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