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Sotheby's Presents First Exhibition Honouring Black Jewellery Designers
s the first of its kind, Sotheby’s will stage a selling exhibition dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary skill, imagination and craftsmanship of Black jewelry designers
By: Diamond World News Service
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Aug 12 2021 9:22AM
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Image courtesy of Sotheby
Image courtesy of Sotheby's

On view and open to the public in New York from September 17–26, Brilliant and Black: A Jewelry Renaissance will feature approximately 60 pieces by 21 of the world’s leading Black jewelry designers, including custom-made jewels and signature designs spanning a range of periods and styles from the 1950s to the present day. Curated in partnership with celebrated writer, author and stylist Melanie Grant, the selling exhibition — the most ambitious to date — presents a selection of jewels of exceptional artistry, quality and historical importance, with prices ranging from $1,500 to $1 million.

Among the artists represented are pioneers in the history of design such as Art Smith and Winifred Mason Chenet, sharing the spotlight with a global pool of critically acclaimed creatives, namely Harwell Godfrey, Jacqueline Rabun, Johnny Nelson, Lorraine West, Rashid Johnson, Thelma West, VANLELES, Castro NYC, ALMASIKA, Marei New York, MATEO New York, Matturi Fine Jewellery, Melanie Eddy Jewellery, Sheryl Jones Jewels, Ten Thousand Things, Lola Fenhirst, Jariet Oloyé, Maggi Simpkins and Shola Branson.

On view at Sotheby’s New York galleries at 1334 York Avenue from September 17–26. Pieces available for immediate purchase online from September 17 to October 10.

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