Author(s): Janet Zapata; François Curiel (Foreword by)
In this, the second volume of a projected multivolume series, jewelry designer Anna Hu presents a carefully curated selection of exceptional pieces created over the past five years. Born in Taiwan, Hu was trained as a concert cellist. After receiving degrees in jewelry design at New York's FIT, the history of decorative arts at Parsons, and arts administration at Columbia University, she apprenticed at Christie's jewelry department, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston. In 2007, she opened Anna Hu Haute Joallerie, specializing in one-of-a-kind jewelry executed by French ateliers using the rarest stones in the world. In Symphony of Jewels: Opus 2, renowned jewelry historian Janet Zapata surveys the impressive trajectory of Hu's career and looks to her future as one of the brightest diamonds in the world of contemporary fine jewelry design.