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Another Skin by Akiko Shinzato

This ‘Another Skin’ collection by Japanese jewelry designer Akiko Shinzato is about people’s obsession with their appearances. We perform appearance managements for the sake of beauty, from dieting to exercise, makeup to cosmetic surgeries and so on. Facebook and other social networking services are used to broadcast certain images of self and “make up” an…

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Diamond in the Ruff

­­­­Happy to have spared all his fingers after years of working with a table saw, carpenter turned jewelry designer, Aaron Ruff made the decision to follow one of his childhood passions and fully pursue a career in jewelry making, under the pseudonym Digby and Iona.

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Solange Azagury-Partrige’s Cliches and Conventions

“There comes a day in every woman’s life when she wakes up wanting diamonds,” believes Solange Azagury-Partridge, the designer who woke up to diamonds and jewels earlier than most. Her passion for design, her acute and uncoventional sense of beauty, and her instinctive understanding of the meaning and role of jewelry have lead her, from…