Collect Contemporary Jewelry: a new publication by Joanna Hardy
In the exciting world of contemporary jewellery Joanna Hardy has
written the ultimate guide "Collect Contemporary: Jewelry' to
help those who want to know their Kevin Coates from their Andrew
From her vast experience as senior specialist in the jewellery
department of Sotheby's and with her expertise as a diamond grader,
Hardy casts her net far and wide to collect in one small book a
bible of who is who in the world of artist jewellers. Hardy has
chosen a fascinating array of artists who express themselves in
precious materials concentrating their skills into the smallest art
from. Hardy hopes to inspire and educate both women and men
to be more adventurous when it comes to buying jewellery.
Much in the same way that contemporary art collectors hunger for
information about new and exciting artists, Hardy is treating
jewels with the same respect and unearthing the 'antiques of
"These are the auction names of the future," says Hardy. "At the
moment there are lots of artists around the world expressing
themselves through jewellery. It would give me huge pleasure to see
people enjoy contemporary jewellery in the same way they enjoy
contemporary art." The interest in the artist-jeweller is
further helped by the fact that we become more sensitive and
increasingly value the stamp of an individual creator. And how much
more fun to wear your investment in contemporary art than to hang
it on a wall?
This is a must for lovers of jewellery as Hardy looks in depth
at the work of 40 contemporary artist jewellers from around the
world as well as providing useful information on techniques,
galleries and how to care for jewellery. Her selection of jewellers
allows for a range of budgets from pieces made out of nylon fishing
wire to creations shimmering with precious gems.
The book, published by Thames and Hudson is part of the "Collect
Contemporary" series and can be bought on Amazon by clicking here.