The Sourcebook of Contemporary Jewelry Design is a cutting-edge design anthology featuring more than 300 established and emerging designers around the world. INcluded in these pages are the world's most natable contemporary jewelry designers - master couturiers and up-and-coming designers alike, showcasing their work in over 1300 graphic full-color photographs and illustrations. FOr easy reference, jewelry design illustrations, photographs, and explanations of these lovery designs are categorized according to design type, purpose, and style. ALso included is a visual index for quick reference and designers' contact information. THis impressive design book is the first large-scale book of its kind to showcase a complete and diverse range of contemporary jewelry designers notable for their work in a broad and eclectic field of design. THis volume provides examples of every jewelry piece imaginable; from coral-like Lucite necklaces to intricately crocheted earrings, mineral dust rings to ceramic hair pieces, wooden pendants to leather pins, this lushly illustrated, information-rich book is an invaluable resource that consumers, designers, design students, fashion retailers, merchandisers, and stylists will turn to again and again.