500 Gemstone Jewels: A Sparkling Collection of Dazzling Designs

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Gems are the rarest and most enticing material a jeweler can work with, and this newest entry in the acclaimed 500 series showcases a rainbow of stones, from rough and natural to fully-faceted precious jewels. The pieces include rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and even a tiara, and they’re set in every imaginable kind of material, both precious and non-precious: gold, glass, platinum, palladium, iron, resin, silver, and more. The work ranges from Christo Kiffer's delicate and expressive ...
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Overview

Gems are the rarest and most enticing material a jeweler can work with, and this newest entry in the acclaimed 500 series showcases a rainbow of stones, from rough and natural to fully-faceted precious jewels. The pieces include rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and even a tiara, and they’re set in every imaginable kind of material, both precious and non-precious: gold, glass, platinum, palladium, iron, resin, silver, and more. The work ranges from Christo Kiffer's delicate and expressive "Tourmaline Moth Brooch," with its rich green tourmalines and sparkling diamonds, to a devastatingly beautiful necklace by master jeweler Daphne Krinos.

THE INTERNATIONAL ROSTER OF JEWELERS INCLUDES:

Todd Reed - Cesar Lim - Eleanor Moty - Karl Fritsch - Ralph Bakker - Michael Zobel Gurhan - Diana Vincent - Alex Sepkus - Mark Schneider - Barbara Heinrich - Gijs Bakker - Kent Raible - Pat Flynn - George Sawyer - Thomas Herman - Paula Crevoshay - Sarah Graham

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"If you love jewelry, you’ll want this book. If you need inspiration in your own jewelry design, you need this book! From start to finish, 500 Gemstone Jewels is eye candy and inspiration. When the world seems dark and ugly, this book is a beautiful, shiny thing to refill your soul and inspire you to create once more. One of the 500 series from Lark Books, 500 Gemstone Jewels show a large variety of stones worked into dramatic and surprising pieces of jewelry. The contributing artists each bring a unique style, and the collection shown in this book is breathtaking." - Craft Gossip: Jewelry Making
 
"It's time for some eye candy! A perfect volume for anyone who loves anything that's shiny, this book is a visual delight filled with endless inspiration. Every page is covered with spectacular photography of gemstone-covered jewelry." - Bead Unique, October 2011
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600593413
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Series: 500 Series
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 674,661
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

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    Luna~ *she looked up at the stars*

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  • Posted September 6, 2010

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    Simply The Best of The Best!

    I am not a jewel driven kind of gal - most of my money goes into art supplies and the comfy clothing that I chose to wear is not conducive to wearing too many jewels. Paint and glue would not be compatible with the unearthly beauty of the gems and jewelry displayed in this beautiful book! That being said - if I could have jewels such as the ones in this book I might take a second look at my clothes and make myself fit to wear these amazing pieces. Ah! To be wealthy enough to be able to collect some of this art-to-wear.


    As I have mentioned before - I am a big fan of Lark Books publications and their compendiums are generally the best of the best. This is no exception to that rule. The jewelry that is displayed in this book is all pure eye candy and is sure to bring out the lust for personal adornment even to those of us who generally don't have a yen for bling - like me. This book is chock full of the latest and the greatest in modern jeweled adornment.You will find everything from pins, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings to odder things like a contact lens that is filled with gems - alien looking to be sure and I wonder how long it would be comfortable in your eye - but it looks great in the photo! There are small 'Earth Spirit Guides, small sculptures, airy tiaras fit for the highest of debutantes. Mostly though this is a book about personal adornment - haute jewels as it were. With few exceptions I would be over the moon to be able to own any of the glorious examples in this book. The photography - as is always the case with Lark Books is superb. There was nothing to do but give it 5 stars for being a book that I will take great pleasure at looking at over and over again - no, I don't think I can give this one up! Kudos to Lark and to the amazing artists that are featured in this book!

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