Alexandra Mor is included in the magnificent historical book, Women Jewellery Designers, written by well-known gemologist and gifted author, Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld and published by London-based ACC Publishing.
“It is without surprise that the outstanding talents of this acclaimed haute joaillerie designer are being recognized again and in this auspicious manner. Her breathtaking designs are inspired, skillfully executed heirlooms in the making, timeless and classic with a modern edge, and always impressive. Alexandra Mor is EAT LOVE SAVOR®’s reining favorite jewelry designer.” says Angela Tunner, Founder, EIC and publisher of EAT LOVE SAVOR®.
In the book, Weirde La Rochefoucauld discusses the influence and enduring work of women jewelry designers from around the world throughout the 20th century and up to the present.
A Book in Three Parts
The book is divided into three parts, the first addressing the extraordinary effervescence of artistic ability which appeared between the two World Wars. The first part will include Boivin, Moutard, Belperron, Toussaint and the 1932 Chanel exhibition. The second part is dedicated to modern women jewellers who have or are playing an important role in Jewellery design since the 1950’s to the 1980’s, such as Elsa Peretti; Marina B; Viviana Torun and Nanna Ditzel for Georg Jensen. The third part of the book is dedicated to what is happening now and features jewellers such as Alexandra Mor, Victoire de Castellane for Dior, Cindy Chao, Monique Pean, Jacqueline Cullen and Claire Choisne for Boucheron.
Inspired by a lifelong commitment to the grace of women and the art of storytelling, Alexandra is thrilled to be recognized in this tribute to female creativity and respected for a contribution to the history of jewelry among such esteemed company. “Heirlooms in the making” was the original tag line of the Alexandra Mor brand, and to be recognized among the greatest talents in the history of the industry is a defining moment for both Alexandra and the brand.
Graceful Simplicity and Elegant Lines
Regarding Alexandra Mor’s designs, Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucaould commends, “Mor’s jewels are young and of the moment. They are intensely personal. They carry into the twenty-first century the American ideal of jewels that can be transformed for different occasions. Simple earrings can be added to in order to create elaborate chandelier earrings, mixing and matching a variety of gemstone drops – an idea that has traveled across the Atlantic Ocean from 18th- and 19th-century Europe. Her Jewellery is about graceful simplicity and elegant lines that dwell on the mind, subtle, softly demanding admiration – classics ready to perpetuate memories for the next generation.”
An Important Document for the History of Women in Fine Jewelry
Alexandra states, “From a social and cultural position, there are many female Jewellery designers whose work was under-recognized compared to their male peers. Although historically women were encouraged to participate in the Jewellery design, it was mainly behind the scenes. It wasn’t until the seventies and the emergence of Feminist Art Movement and the Women’s Jewelry Association, among others, that these female artists were able to share their voice. This book is an important document for the history of Women and the world of Fine Jewellery. I am humbled to be included among the most pristine group of female Jewellery artists, who like myself, had to juggle work and family life and push for success in a male dominated environment. Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld tells the history to present of the role of female Jewellery designers, and for the first time, displays their achievements as leaders and influencers of the industry. These stories are told in an in-depth manner, with a cultural and historical perspective, giving the stage to the unique aesthetic and critical ideas that have shaped the philosophy and style of Fine Jewellery world today.”
Lecture and Book-Signing
A lecture and book signing with Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucaould will take place on November 8th, 2017 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Bonhams in New York City, hosted by the American Society of Jewelry Historians.