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The At­lanta Con­tem­po­rary Jew­elry Show held from Novem­ber 3rd-5th, 2017, never ceases to sur­prise. Check out the hand­crafted works of some con­tem­po­rary artists.

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In its 11th edi­tion, the At­lanta Con­tem­po­rary Jew­elry Show re­turned to the Carter Cen­ter from Novem­ber 3rd to 5th in At­lanta, Ge­or­gia. The an­nual event draws renowned jew­ellery artists to ex­hibit and sell their avant­garde works.

Founded and cu­rated by At­lanta artists Leigh Grif­fin and De­bra Lynn Gold, the show has gained stature for dis­play­ing con­tem­po­rary jew­ellery de­signs that em­ploy time-hon­oured tech­niques as well as cut­ting-edge pro­cesses and new ma­te­ri­als to cre­ate clas­si­cally in­no­va­tive works. Coloured gold, gem­stones, me­te­orite and dam­a­scene steel are some of the ma­te­ri­als cre­atively used in the jew­ellery this time. Each artist was care­fully se­lected for his or her unique vi­sion and flaw­less skill at pro­duc­ing wear­able yet un­com­mon works of art. The event drew col­lec­tors, jew­ellery lovers, and cu­rios­ity seek­ers to browse the lat­est col­lec­tions. The show’s ap­peal lies in buy­ing di­rectly from the artist as it brings greater mean­ing to the pur­chase and an in­ter­est­ing back­story.

Among the 30 world-class artists who showcased their works were Ja­cob Al­bee, Carol and Jean-Pierre Hsu and Li­aung Chung Yen.

Leigh Grif­fin, the show’s co-di­rec­tor, says, “This ex­hibit and sale has some­thing for every­one with over 5,000 hand­crafted pieces on dis­play. The works are stylis­ti­cally di­verse, but sim­i­lar in their high re­gard for crafts­man­ship and cre­ativ­ity. We want peo­ple to come, be en­ter­tained, meet the artists, and per­haps gain a deeper un­der­stand­ing of how and why the artists do what they do.”

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