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Untamed Encounters: Contemporary Jewelry from Extraordinary Gemstones

Mimi Lipton



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Thames & Hudson Ltd
01 October 2014
Antiques & collectables: jewellery
This striking book represents the personal odyssey of antique dealer, collector and jewelry lover Mimi Lipton. Over the years, she has amassed a superb collection of uncut precious and semi-precious stones, along with antique pieces of carved amber and jade, all of them found or acquired on her many journeys around the globe. Now, in collaboration with seven international contemporary jewelers from France, China, Nepal, Iceland, Argentina and the UK, these original elements have been transformed into more than eighty beautiful and arresting pieces of jewelry. Inspired by the original, uncut form of their gemstones, or in some cases the pieces of antique ethnic jewelry that are their starting point, these are transformational works of sculptural, organic drama, as timeless as they are contemporary.
By:   Mimi Lipton
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 330mm,  Width: 220mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   1.850kg
ISBN:   9780500970638
ISBN 10:   0500970637
Pages:   248
Publication Date:   01 October 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mimi Lipton was born in Austria and educated in Belgium and England. She was closely involved in the research and realization of the exhibition and book Peoples of the Golden Triangle. Her other publications include a book on Himalayan gold jewelry and one on oriental style. Collecting and making jewelry has been one of her great passions.

Reviews for Untamed Encounters: Contemporary Jewelry from Extraordinary Gemstones

'Sumptuously photographed ... if you love sculptural, natural, organic, dramatic jewelry, this one's for you.' - The Jeweller

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