Contemporary Jewellery from Extraordinary Gemstones


Over the years, antique dealer, collector and jewellery lover Mimi Lipton has amassed a remarkable collection of uncut precious and semi-precious stones, corals and pearls, as well as antique pieces of carved amber, ivory and bone. Now, in collaboration with an array of the worlds finest jewellers, these original elements have been transformed in to more than eighty unique pieces of jewellery that evoke journeys to the furthest corners of the earth, from rings of Madagascan demantoid, Ethiopian opals and Dinka ivory to necklaces of carved Baltic amber, Chinese jade and Colombian emeralds.

Mimi Lipton was born in Austria and educated in Belgium and England. She was closely involved in the research and realisation of the exhibition 'Peoples of the Golden triangle' and the accompanying book by Paul and Elaine Lewis. Her other publications include 'The Tiger Rugs of Tibet', 'Stacking Wood' with Thorsten Düser, and 'In the Oriental style: A Sourcebook of Decoration and Design', with Michael Freeman and Sian Evans.

Most recently, Thames and Hudson have created a book with Mimi on this collection of extraordinary jewellery.

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