Carnet by Michelle Ong
Spectacular colored gems and expressive forms redefine top jewelry in an inspiring blend of East and West.
Jeweler Michelle Ong’s multi-hued creations crystallize natural forms with invisible mastery. The hovering translucency of dragonfly wings, the succulence of ripe fruits, and the whisper-light touch of a feather: every jewel is a miniature sculptural murals.
Michelle Ong established Carnet, her Hong Kong-based totally boutique jewelry house, over 25 years ago, and her distinctive one-off creations draw on Chinese motifs and her love of European culture and craftsmanship. She transforms jade, China’s imperial gemstone, into an Art Deco-style cocktail ring and her Chinese dragon, a fierce, yet benign creature, writhes in blackened gold and pave´-set emeralds, breathing a stream of fiery rubies.
Michelle Ong’s work is acknowledged to be a number of the greatest in top jewelry, renowned for its sublime designs, idiosyncratic color combinations and deft craftsmanship. This volume might be required reading for serious collectors and aficionados, and a source of deep delight for all the ones looking for inspiration from the finest of up to date jewelry creators.
300 illustrations in color
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