Over thirty leading international jewelry designers open their sketchbooks and studios to reveal the inspirations behind their work. In this illustrated collection of fashion illustrations of jewels, Vogue jewelry editor Carol Woolton draws out the essence of the jewelry designers' creative energy. Organized thematically around the topics of civilization, the natural world, art and architecture, culture and literature, raw materials and history, this book examines the relationship between drawing and jewelry design and features pages from the designers' sketchbooks, images from their mood boards, and photographs of their newest designs. Including insightful interviews with each designer, the book sheds light on the creative process and tells a gripping story of how an idea is transformed into a beautiful, polished jewel. A compelling mix of text and visual display, this book presents the best of the art of jewelry design.