Great article I found recently with The New York Times (Young Designers Re-imagine Jewelry) featuring five young women chosen as the latest up and coming jewelers. Most people in this industry know that the large name jewelry designers are in New York, iconic store fronts that have resided there for half a century pushing their latest fashions into the greedy willing hands of the trend-setting masses.
However in this new era we have more people than ever diligently learning this archaic craft, pushing themselves to compete with classic timeless designs. How do they do that? Contemporary jewelry. They take the ancient art of jewelry making and push it further, branching out and giving a new and exciting twist to the designs that we already know. Contemporary jewelry tends to find itself on display in small trendy art galleries or available in chic boutiques, ready to be snatched up by the careful eye of those who blog and Instagram because they have a piece of fashion that is handmade and one of a kind that needs to be shared with the world as the “hottest thing”. Many small boutiques and budding designers have gained tremendous momentum from this phenomenon allowing them to break through to be seen and share their ideas.
This article in the New York Times acknowledges this societal change and embraces it by showcasing these four young women and their contribution to fine jewelry. For more information on the artists and where to see and purchase there work, see the article linked above and below.
New York Times link: Young Designers Re-imagine Jewelry
Photos by Agaton Storm for New York Times Article