How does one identify the 'antiques of tomorrow' in the contemporary jewelry market - those pieces that appeal to modern taste but also have the stamp of timeless collectible? Joanna Hardy's selection of truly imaginative makers and pieces includes works to suit all tastes, from the more traditional to the adventurous, providing authoritative answers and expert direction in this hugely exciting and fast-developing market. In-depth profiles of 40 established and emerging contemporary artists from across Europe and the United States is complimented by useful background information about materials and techniques and a guide on how to take care of precious pieces. A concise reference section with biographical information for the artists; contact info for important galleries, museums and art dealers; fairs, events and schools; and a price guide to cover all collecting budgets will help the reader decide in which pieces to invest when confronted with such vast choice. This book is part of the 'Collect Contemporary' series which offers expert advice by leading specialists in the field who have many years' experience in the auction market and a vast knowledge of the subject.