Coveted Melanie Grant

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The first comprehensive book on jewelry as an art form showcases a collection of today's most exclusive jewelers

When does jewelry transcend the category of fashion accessory to become art? Coveted provides a vital survey of the field, profiling more than 70 of the most prominent designers working across the globe today. In thematic chapters featuring exceptional pieces from each artist's extraordinary oeuvre, the book explores their conceptual approach, provenance of materials, quality of design, composition, and workmanship, revealing what makes these creations not only coveted objects of exceptional value but also works of art.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 305 x 246 mm (12 x 9 3/4 in)
  • Pages: 208 pp
  • Illustrations: 188 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838661496

Melanie Grant is a journalist who works at the Economist. She has also worked at the BBC, the Financial Times, The Times and the Independent, amongst others. She is luxury editor of the Economist's sister publication 1843, for which she writes, styles, and commissions, editing an annual jewelry supplement. Grant speaks regularly on watches and jewelry at events and prestigious venues.

"Illustrates the complexity, power and artistic impact of great design through images and tales of a global mix of jewelers that include powerhouse brands." —The New York Times

"Three years and 150-plus interviews in the making, Coveted brings together the most artistic, jaw-dropping jewels, crafted by historic houses and cutting-edge designers from around the globe." —Galerie

"Gorgeously photographed... a worthy compendium that will satisfy art lovers and jewelry enthusiasts alike." —Publishers Weekly

"The must-have book for smart jewellery lovers." —The Jewellery Editor

"A comprehensive guide to the art of jewellery." —Polo & Lifestyle Magazine

"Melanie Grant offers a glimpse into the rarefied world of high jewelry by explaining the historical and artistic importance of some of the world's most innovative pieces." —Forbes

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