One can really never have too many coffee-table books. Especially with the release of exquisite new high jewelry collections documented in hardcovers, there’s always something exciting to see. And there’s always something to learn (if the natural Persian pearl industry is of interest, for example, you’re in luck). Below are some of Rizzoli’s best jewelry books, slated for publication later this year and early next.
Releasing on Feb. 7, 2023, Cartier: Beautés du Monde: High Jewelry and Precious Objects highlights the jeweler’s newest high jewelry creations inspired by the natural beauties of the world.
Luz Camino, or perhaps better known as the “queen of plique-à-jour” for her approach to enameling that was preferred by art nouveau artists such as René Lalique, paved the way for female jewelers in Spain by being the first master jeweler there. The book showcases more than 200 images and sketches of her work and is the first ever to do so. The book will be published on April 25, 2023.
Following the trajectory of the natural pearl industry from history through its prominence today, Natural Pearls, a Timeless Legacy: The Alfardan Collection documents one of the finest collections of Persian Gulf pearls. It enlists a global team of scientists, natural history specialists, and jewelry experts to dissect all of the facets of these pearls, under the guidance of Dr. Hubert Bari. Natural Pearls will be released on Nov. 29.
Bulgari’s most recent high jewelry collection was inspired by the Garden of Eden, using vibrant gems and exceptional craftsmanship to bring the theme to life. Full of sketches, photographs, and references, this book includes pieces of poetry from Emily Dickinson to Federico García to accompany the art and will be published on Nov. 29.
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