The universal thinking about jewelry is that it is an art form with monetary value. Often, people consider jewelry or body ornamentation to be a symbol of riches—precious items with great monetary value. As a result, most jewelers prefer to use precious metals, gemstones and the like, in its production.
This thesis explores the meanings and forms of jewelry that does not incorporate such precious materials. Instead of focusing on the value of the materials, their other qualities and the alternative aesthetics will be approached and discussed. Creating new meanings and visual designs that address the beauty, style, wearability, and form of jewelry will be another point to be dealt with. In short, I want to focus on the beauty of the form and the story each piece tells.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Plastic jewelry; Jewelry--Materials
Metals and Jewelry Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CIAS)
Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez
Han, Eunmi, "Rematerialize" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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