Marie Zimmermann (Art Metal, Alumna)

Black Opal Brooch, 1928
David Cole (c) American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation

A student of Pratt Institute's groundbreaking art metal design program, Zimmermann's polychromatic setting showcases the beauty of the gemstone and the artist's mastery of dramatic color in jewelry design. Joseph Cunningham, author of a monograph on Zimmermann's oeuvre, says the "work stands out . . . as a restrained symmetrical presentation of opulence and high style."