Jewellery Illustration and Design: From Technical Drawing to Professional Rendering

Jewellery Illustration and Design: From Technical Drawing to Professional Rendering


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788416851577
Publisher: Promopress
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.26(w) x 11.69(h) x (d)

About the Author

Manuela Brambatti began her career in the fashion world in the late seventies working for Style and other fashion magazines. She has collaborated with Giorgio Correggiari, Krizia and Gian Marco Venturi, but her most important and far-reaching experience is her work with Gianni Versace, where she played a crucial role in setting standards with regard to the presentation and illustration of the house’s fashion and home collections. She currently freelances as an illustrator in the fashion, jewelry and design industries. She is the author of the best-selling title Fashion Illustration and Design by Promopress.

Cosimo Vinci studied jewelry design in Florence and Vicenza. His clients are international companies from small to large businesses, from high end jewellery to bijoux. The styles range from exclusive and contemporary to young and fun. He has designed jewellery for famous fashion brands such as Versace, Versus, Balmain, Montana, Laura Biagiotti, Valentino, Etro. Since 1998 he has been teaching at The Art and Craft School in Vicenza and conducting seminars in many parts of the world on this subject. In 2011 Cosimo Vinci won the Design competition Bijoux d'Autore awarded by the Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (Contemporary Jewellery Association).

Alessandra Possamai is a curator at the Museo del Gioiello Vicenza.
With a degree in the Classics at Padua University and a thesis on Christian Archaeology, she specialized at the Archaeology and History of Art School with Prof. Guido Mansuelli at the University of Bologna.
Archaeology and History of Art professor teaching History of Modern, Contemporary and Multi-media Art (Electronic Music course - two-year specialization) at the C. Pollini Conservatory in Padua.

Teacher for Veneto Region Education Authority Culture and Tourism Training Courses.
She collaborates, both now and in the past, with Padua Council, the Veneto Region and Ministries in the organization of exhibitions on contemporary jewellery and on contemporary European and non-European authors.
A scholar of Italian Futurism, she was co-curator of the Centenary Futuristic Sculpture and Futurist Exhibition dedicated to the architect, Quirino De Giorgio.

She has written monographs on contemporary Italian and Veneto Region artists with particular interest in recovering neglected and damaged cultural assets.
A freelance journalist since 2007, she has, and does, collaborate with cultural editorial offices, private TV stations and with Il Sole 24 Ore's Art Economy section.
She came 3rd in the Equal Opportunities Commission's National Prize in the Province of Brescia in January 2008 for her article on “Female creativity at the dawn of the 3rd millennium”.

Table of Contents



ORTHOGONAL AND AXONOMETRIC PROJECTION. Essential components of axonometry. Cutaway drawings. Precise definition of the object. Why take measurements. Scale representation of a ring. Drawings of band and domed rings. Orthogonal projection and different axonometric views. A domed ring with stones. Dimensional drawing. Precious metals.

LIGHT AND COLOUR OF METALS. Yellow gold using pastels. Yellow gold using Pantone markers. Yellow gold using mixed media. Yellow gold using Adobe Illustrator. White gold using pastels. White gold using Pantone markers. White gold using tempera. White gold using a computer. Rose gold using pastels. Rose gold using Pantone markers. Rose gold using tempera. Rose gold using a computer. Chiaroscuro sketches of basicsolids: the cube. FINISHES (Polished. Satin. Brushed. Sandblasted. Hammered).

SHADOWS AND CHIAROSCURO. Cuboid surfaces. Chiaroscuro sketches of basic solids: the sphere. Concave surfaces. Convex surfaces. Domed surfaces. Chiaroscuro sketches of basic. lids: the cone. Conical surfaces. Pyramidal surfaces. Chiaroscuro sketches of basicsolids: the cylinder. Tubular and cylindrical surfaces. Granules. Filigree. Organic.


ENAMELWORK AND TECHNIQUES. Cloisonné. Champlevé. Translucent enamel on bas-relief. En ronde bosse. Painted enamel. Plique-a-jour, cathedral enamel. Studies of enamelled jewellery.


GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF GEMSTONES AND CUTS. Cabochon cut semi-precious transparent gemstones. Colouring gemstones. Aquamarine. Quartz. Opal. Tourmaline. Amethyst. Amber. Citrine. Crystal.


CABOCHON CUT SEMI-PRECIOUS OPAQUE GEMSTONES. Agate. Tiger's eye. Turquoise. Lapis lazuli. Malachite. Pearls. Pearl varieties. Coral.


CHARACTERISTICS OF DIAMOND. Cut. Carats. Colour and clarity. Origins of the Diamond. Diamond varieties.


PRECIOUS GEMSTONES. Emerald. Ruby. Sapphire.

THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. SPECIAL CUTS. Drop cut. Asscher cut. Baguette cut. Princess cut. Emerald cut. Oval cut. Marquise or navette cut. Heart cut. Rose cut. Trillion cut. Cushion cut diamond. The gemstone family.


GRAPHICS OF GEMSTONE SETTINGS. Bezel. Flush. Channel. Bar. Pavé. Prong. Pearl Peg.

GRAPHICS OF CLASPS. Box. Lobster and springring. Side pin. Side spring. Adjustable. Bayonet and sliding side pin. Safety pins. Hair pins. Necklace fasteners. Earring closures. Snap post. Screw back clip fastener. Lever back fastener. Butterfly. Clip on.


GRAPHICS OF CHAINS. Rolo. Anchor. Groumette. Other types of groumette. Venetian. Foxtail. Korean. Rope. Bead. Gas pipe. Creative chains. Charms.

ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS. Celluloid. Bakelite. Murano glass. Lampworking. Murrine. Ebony. Ivory. Steel. Titanium. Meteorite. Bronze and brass


PARURE AND DEMI-PARURE. Study of colour variants in a demi-parure. Study of colour and materials in a parure

SIZES AND ERGONOMICS. Rigid necklaces. Neck and ear front view. Ear and neck drawn in profile. Neck, ear and hand side view. Necklace lengths. Positioning the hands. Perspective view of a bangle. Left and right ear. Studies of earrings and their fit. Jewellery and bijoux.

MEN'S JEWELLERY. Articulated link chains. Plate bracelet. Modular bracelet. Signet rings. Tie pins. Tie Bar. Tie Clip. How to wear a tie pin. Cufflinks. Modular pendants. Men's parure. Watches.

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