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Phenomenal Jewelry Explores the Dance of Color and Light Found in Phenomenal Gemstones

March 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - April 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

The concept of phenomenal jewelry goes beyond the incredible allure possessed by such high jewelry as the Wallis Simpson Bracelet or the Heart of the Ocean necklace. Phenomenal jewelry, and more specifically, phenomenal gemstones, are those rare stones nature has seen fit to bless with the extraordinary gift to create unusual optical effects: moonstones, opals, pearls, star sapphires, alexandrite. All have the uncanny ability to create a unique waltz between color and light — an interplay that translates into a seductive dance of rainbows; or a mischievous cat’s eye; or a curiosity as to the exact color of the stone.

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Aaron Faber Gallery, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, will open Phenomenal Jewelry for the gallery’s annual spring exhibition. The exhibit explores how 22 celebrated jewelry artists have embraced the unique waltz of color and light shown by phenomenal gemstones into an astonishing piece of jewelry artistry. The participating jewelry artists include:

• Alishan
• Glenda Arentzen
• Élise Bergeron
• Marco Borghesi
• Michael Boyd
• Petra Class
• Paula Crevoshay
• Devta Doolan
• Beth Farber
• Sean Gilson
• Katherine Jetter
• Janis Kerman
• Audrius Krulis
• Sydney Lynch
• Enric Majoral
• Tom Munsteiner
• Harold O’Connor
• Omi Privé
• So Young Park
• Claudio Pino
• Jeff and Susan Wise
• Peter Schmid/Atelier Zobel

“The class of gems titled ‘phenomenal’ happen to be favorites of many of the artist-jewelers making original work today in their studios,” said Patricia Faber, co-owner of Aaron Faber Gallery. “These phenomenal gems exhibit unique optical properties, from iridescence to stars to changing lights akin to the Aurora Borealis. We wonder if our ancestors considered them magical as we’re still today drawn to them for their cosmic metaphorical power — suggesting moonlight and sun, rainbows and stars, shifting colors and play of light. The Phenomenal Jewelry exhibition will explore these possibilities through the eyes of the participating jewelry artists.”

“Phenomenal Jewelry” will exhibit at Aaron Faber Gallery through April 23, 2016.

For more information, please visit http://phenomenaljewelry.lmrpr.com or contact Aaron Faber Gallery at (212) 586-8411. All press enquiries, including requests for interviews or high res images, may be directed to The Lilian Raji Agency, aaronfaber@lmrpr.com or (646) 789-4427.

Aaron Faber Gallery was founded in 1974 to present the work of studio jewelers, those artists creating one-of-a-kind jewels that are inspired by creativity and originality, made in the artist’s studio and imbued with the artist’s spirit, concept and style.

The gallery, owned by Edward and Patricia Faber is located on West 53rd Street down the block from the Museum of Modern Art, where its contemporary interior is the backdrop for changing exhibitions by studio jewelers as well as permanent collections by the gallery’s artist group. For more information, please visit www.aaronfaber.com.


March 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
April 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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