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Monday, August 19, 2013

Coffee Table Book Celebrates ‘Jewelry’s Shining Stars’

Veteran fine jewelry consultant and writer, Beth Bernstein, is the author of a new book about jewelry designers who as individuals carved a unique vision for themselves and as a group are shaping the future of jewelry design. Titled, Jewelry’s Shining Stars, it is scheduled to be released in September.

Bernstein describes the book as a “celebration of the generation of independent jewelers who have learned the rules in order to bend them, creating a unique and distinctive imprint on contemporary jewelry.”

Published by Fine Points Publishing, the full-color, coffee-table book features designs, quotes, personal anecdotes and inspirations as told by 38 designers. It includes photographs of jewelry ranging from the exotic gemstone pieces of Coomi, to the high-karat gold pieces from master goldsmith Donna Distefano, to the artistic creations made of raw diamonds and recyclable gold from Todd Reed.

The book also includes a foreword written by internationally renowned jewelry designer, Stephen Webster.

Bernstein says that she chose these designers because they “have crossed the boundaries of art, function and wearability and formed distinctive identities while bringing out the collector in a new age of women … Most importantly, they are shaping jewelry’s future.”

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