Art Jewelry Today. Dona Z. Meilach. Here is a beautiful new look at contemporary art jewelry. This invaluable reference will guide those who buy, wear, collect, and create one-of-a-kind, hand-made jewelry to the newest developments and their artist/innovators. Peek into the minds of today’s craftspeople to understand their motives and methods. These are today’s top art jewelers whose work is often shown in art galleries and museums. Chapters present contemporary designs in gold, silver, mixed metals, found objects, glass, enamel work, and imaginative jewelry pieces that go beyond tradition. Over 540 color photographs and lots of detailed information give ideas galore to inspire jewelry makers. In the 21st century craftspeople are striving to have their work considered fine art. This book will convince doubters that today’s art jeweler is creating serious sculpture regardless of its size. It is sculpture to be worn, enjoyed, and appreciated today. Here are the trend setting artists with masterpieces that will be the collectibles of the future.