The newly released 21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series collects 500 of the best images from a decade of 500 Series gallery books dedicated to leading contemporary art jewelry. The pieces are set out over more than 400 pages and interspersed with commentary from leading jewelers, curators, collectors, and gallery owners to form a spectacular and essential collection in one handsome, hardbound book.
To celebrate, we’re giving away a copy of the new book signed by series editor Marthe Le Van, along with a complete set of all 10 500 Series art jewelry books that preceded it—for a bundle of 11 books in all. Together, these books constitute the foremost anthology of the world’s leading contemporary art jewelry. The set will form the centerpiece of any library for jewelers, crafters, and appreciative laypeople alike, with abundant beauty and inspiration ever at the ready and at your finger tips. And, if you have many of the books already, the set will get you off to a great early start for prepping your holiday gift-giving.
The books in the bundle are:
21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series
500 Silver Jewelry Designs
500 Gemstone Jewels
500 Pendants & Lockets
500 Plastic Jewelry Designs
500 Wedding Rings
500 Brooches (now out of print)
How can you enter for a chance to win this extraordinary bundle of 11 books? It’s easy: Leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, October 26. Any comment will do, but how about this: Tell us what your favorite jewelry material is, whether you’re making the jewelry or wearing it.
One winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday, November 2. Click here for the official rules. Thank you for being a part of the Lark Jewelry & Beading community, and please connect with Lark Jewelry & Beading on Facebook!
UPDATE: Entries for this contest are now closed. Thank you to all who participated: More than 800 entries is a record for comments on any Lark post. We appreciate having you as part of our community and are glad to be a part of yours. We are also pleased to announce a winner, randomly selected from all entry comments: Leslie Boyd, a grad student at RISD, is the winner of the set of books. Congratulations, Leslie, and thanks again to everyone.