Beautiful creatures - Jewelry inspired by the animal kingdom
Creatures from the animal kingdom representedin exquisite jewelry by renowned masters Cartier,Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., JAR, Belperron,...
Creatures from the animal kingdom representedin exquisite jewelry by renowned masters Cartier,Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., JAR, Belperron, DavidWebb, Schlumberger, Boucheron, and many otherbrilliant jewelers.Many of the most imaginative designs by the worldsgreat jewelry houses and artisans take inspiration fromthe animal kingdom. From Cartiers iconic panthers toBulgaris snakes and JARs butterflies, these spectac-ular objects dripping with precious stones are akin towearable art. Beautiful Creatures depicts some of themost spectacular beasts ever transformed into spar-kling treasures and accompanies a special exhibitionin the American Museum of Natural Historys Allisonand Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals,opening in fall 2020.The 120 pieces featured date from the mid-1800s tothe present, representing species from the realms ofland, air, and water. Gorgeous studio photographyof the jewelry is complemented by images of iconicpersonalities, including Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, andthe Duchess of Windsor wearing famous animal-inspired jewels. Guest curator Marion Fasel relays thestories behind the individual pieces through enter-taining anecdotes and reveals the colorful historiesand fascinating symbolism of these remarkable crea-tures in precious gems and metals that intrigue anddelight and that we never tire of wearing.
Autor@: Fasel, Marion
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