Tag: handmade jewelry

Picasso’s Dora Maar portrait ring goes on the block

Ring containing a portrait of Dora Maar in pen and colored pencil by Picasso, c. 1936-1939, set in pre-made yellow metal composite ring will sell at Sotheby's London on June 21, 2017

A ring containing a portrait of Dora Maar made for her by Pablo Picasso in the 1930s is expected to fetch half a million at Sotheby’s this month. That’s a lot more than it sold for at the 1998 estate sale in Paris following Maar’s death. No one knew Picasso had made jewelry by hand but the news was overshadowed by those paintings.

Jennifer Jordan Park: contemporary cloisonné jewelry

Streaming Turqoise brooch by Jennifer Park

As enamel jewelry takes off again, a new generation of artists and collectors are discovering, experimenting, and reinventing. Many types of enameling are showing up at juried shows these days, but the form most commonly known is cloisonné. That’s Jennifer…

Heading to SNAGneXt in Asheville!

Biba Schutz with coral necklace

So excited to be attending my first SNAG conference next week! Having followed the Society for North American Goldsmiths for too many years to count, I was intrigued by the location – the beautiful artisan mecca of Asheville, NC. I…

Seed chic: jewels from the garden

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Botanical jewelry in the design gallery of the Philadelphia Flower Show, largest in the world, turns chickpeas into pearls and leaves to precious metal. Flower show jewels are judged not just on creativity but on how closely they replicate the real thing.