About anna tabakhova

" 22 March 1963: André Malraux inaugurates the Georges Braque jewelry exhibition at the Louvre. Lost in wonder, I clip pages out of a magazine. It's my 10th birthday – and also the birthday of a passion for jewelry that's never left me. A passion that goes from geology to gemology. Crystalline stone, a mineral created in extreme telluric conditions, and which in turn can generate extreme passions. Jewelry that brings gems to crystalline perfection, or unusual minerals, aggregates of crystal that are never nondescript, though sometimes neglected – perhaps in need of rehabilitation? Stones that are polished, pierced, cut, engraved in ways that give them a certain extra soul. A removal of material that brings ever more beauty into being – operations that transform stone into jewelry, and jewelry into paradox. Jewelry follows the technical progress of humanity, finding aesthetic ways to solve the functional problems that arise, such as those of opening and closing – like a pearl oyster. Because there's also the pearl, a jewel that's half-animal, half-mineral – a "ready-to-wear" jewel that the Romans called unio, because, according to Pliny, each one was unique. Pearls shaped by oyster-jewelers – often-irregular spheres. Out of imperfection, beauty is born. What is jewelry, in fact, if not a paradox, to adore – to adorn? Ultimate objects, inclusions of color, traps for light, attempts to meld the marvels of nature, imagination and technique. From rock, or atoll, to rock 'n' roll, there's just a stone that rolls, gathering – passion. I was born in Paris the year of the first rock 'n' roll song, and lucky enough to be a teenager during the euphoric years of English pop. Rock? A coming together of blacks and whites in music – organized rhythmic assemblages like a promise of reconciliation for humanity. Everything comes together. "

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 A book the VICTORIA & ALBERT Museum in London said : ” IT’S A TRIUMPH ! “

English and French versions of the book are AVAILABLE HERE, worldwide shipping.

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From the Early Bronze Age to fine contemporary jewellery: a story told for the very first time : click on this link for more details on the fabrication of the books!

Both books on clasps, French and English, by anna tabakhova

Both books on clasps, French and English, by anna tabakhova

Creating minimalist or spectacular jewelry with interchangeable clasps

Stingrays, pearls, unusual stones … unforeseen associations.

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Black and white pearls as interchangeable clasps at the Tour Eiffel

Black and white pearls as interchangeable clasps at the Tour Eiffel

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