New Rings: 500 + Designs
A dazzling showcase of the work of the best art jewellers at work in the world today – and a superb resource for jewelry lovers everywhere
Rings symbolize many things. They can serve as personal statements, adornments, representations of a commitment, or a sentimental reminder. In the hands of the world’s most creative jewellers they transcend into works of art in endlessly intriguing ways.
Updated to include 100 entirely new designs, this marvellously illustrated survey showcases over 500 contemporary rings created by nearly 300 international designers. The designers featured employ a breathtaking variety of techniques to create pieces ranging from traditional decorative rings to conceptual and abstract artworks, and use a wide range of materials including gold, platinum, precious stones, plastic, bones, fibre, wood, shells, plants and more.
Organized thematically according to the type of ring, whether suitable for everyday use, ‘statement’ rings or to mark an occasion, New Rings is a dazzling showcase of contemporary custom-made rings.
Table of Contents
Introduction • 1. The Symbolism of Rings: Emblems of Attachment; Emblems of Identity and Individuality • 2. The Gallery – A Contemporary Collection: Individuality; Expression; Rebellion; Commitment; Alliance • Index of Artists