Art Jewellery – Why the distinction?

Italian artist Paolo Canevari said the most important inspiration for an artist’s work is “people’s way of thinking”. That is a good starting point for explaining ‘art jewellery’, says jewellery curator Elisabetta Cipriani.

“These are wearable sculptures which engage with our thought-process, with our emotions. The value is not about whether it has diamonds or rubies, but about the fact that it’s done by an artist and that it carries a story.”

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