AJDC’s Annual Art Project Inspires (Again)

The American Jewelry Design Council, an elite, self-nominated group of 34 jewelry craftsmen led by Alan Revere, has unveiled its latest theme project: “pyramid.” Each year, members pick a theme and create pieces of jewelry art—not for resale—representing the idea, subject, or motif they’ve chosen. The goal of the program, now in its 11th year, is to “balance the intersection of art and industry,” according to Revere. Each artist has 10 months to complete the assignment; then the pieces go on display at major jewelry shows, such as the summer Jewelers of America show in New York. They also become available for educational tours, traveling to such venues as the Gemological Institute of America and other museums. Interpretations vary as widely as the works of the designer themselves. For example, George Sawyer’s tiny tomb of steel and 24k gold reminds viewers of an anc

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