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Sevan Biçakçi: The Timekeeper
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Sevan Biçakçi is a jeweler fit for an Ottoman emperor, encompassing a mastery of traditional techniques largely unseen in contemporary metalsmithing and gem cutting. An Istanbul native, Sevan is a...
Returning to write her second monograph on Sevan Biçakçi, jewelry historian Vivienne Becker is an award-winning journalist and author. A contributing editor to Financial Times’s How to Spend It magazine, Becker writes for publications around the world, and lectures and broadcasts on her subject. She organized and wrote the catalog for the first major exhibition of the jewelry of René Lalique, and curated Jewels of Fantasy, a traveling exhibition of twentieth-century costume jewelry. Becker’s previous books for Assouline include De Beers Jewellery (2011), The Impossible Collection of Jewelry (2012), Sevan Biçakçi (2014), The Pearl Necklace (2016), Chaumet: The Art of the Tiara (2016), Bulgari: The Joy of Gems—Magnificent High Jewelry Creations (2017), and De Grisogono: Daring Creativity (2017).
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