By Mary Mullaj
With all of the fuss about Art Basel, we almost forgot about a special New York evening. For those of you not jetting South, on Wednesday, Paula Crevoshay is renowned as one of the leading jewelry designers of today, and will make a rare New York appearance at the Belenky Brothers Gallery. There she will co-host a “Night of Magic and Light” to present her new collections “Beyond Color” and “Continuum.” The soiree will take place December 3 at the gallery’s Soho location, and promises to be an inspiring evening.
Belenky Brothers has a rich history spanning many generations. They are renowned for their quest for the cutting edge in design, rare and beautiful precious gemstones, unique approaches to gem cutting, and internationally respected fine artists. In Paula Crevoshay, the gallery has found the ideal artist who shares a mutual respect for fine gems and timeless design.
Crevoshay began her career as a sculptor and painter, and has been designing jewelry since 1981, and has been on a mission to define jewelry as a fine art ever since. She incorporates fine art, gemology, and history into her jewelry making, and her work has been shown at the Smithsonian and is part of many important private and public collections. Her designs are dedicated to the ideals of quality and excellence, and are modern, sophisticated, and timeless with a focus on rare and extraordinary stones. Her balanced compositions are hand crafted using ancient techniques. She notes the “talismanic property inherent in every finished jewel,” and of her working style says “I normally begin with the heart of the jewel’s center stone and then the accent stones radiate outwardly to support the innermost beauty of the jewel’s essence.”