I must say
that I am envious of anyone who will be in the New York area a couple of weeks
from now and will have the opportunity to stop by the Museum of Arts and Design
for LOOT 2013--their 13th annual exhibition and sale of contemporary jewelry.
This curated exhibit will showcase the work of over 50 of the most innovative
jewelry artists from 20 different countries, featuring traditional materials
such as gold, silver, pearls, and semiprecious stones, as well as more unusual
materials, like 3D-printed nylon, felt, volcanic lava, recycled rope, fossils,
and industrial springs. What's most exciting is that this exhibit offers the
public the rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces from these international
jewelry artists. Better bring your plastic, though--prices range from $200 to
$12,000, with the average piece going for around $1,000.