Award-Winning Jewelry Designer Challenges, Intrigues GIA Audience

Award-winning jewelry designer Alan Revere offered a glimpse into the American Jewelry Design Council's (AJDC) celebrated annual design projects in a lecture, "The Art of the American Jewelry Design Council," Nov. 17 at the Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, Cal. Inviting the audience to ponder the question, "Where and how do jewelry and art intersect?" the San Francisco-based designer and longtime member of the AJDC led attendees through a visual tour of the organization's past annual themed exhibitions. More than 100 custom-designed pieces were featured, with themes ranging from the classic ("Cube," 1996) to the whimsical ("Peek-a-boo," 2002). "Not all jewelry is art, but clearly some of it is," Revere said. "When you have all the materials and skills you need, your imagination is free. And the results are often very surprising." Pieces like Revere's own entry for "Water

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