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Comedy & Tragedy Cuff-links By Artist Jewelry Kim Eric Lilot, 2009. Courtesy Busacca Gallery

These unique cuff-links are hand-made in 18kt white gold. With bezel-set natural, Brilliant-cut fine Diamond 'eyes'. Their combined, total weight is 0.20 carats (G color, VS2 clarity). The design of the connecting backs are composed of two gesturing skeletal hands; one with the universal symbol of Peace and Tranquility, the other with the Jewish symbol of Serenity. Immortalized by Spock in the television series 'Star Trek'. Height 18mm; Width 11mm; Depth 29mm - Price $2,000

For third-generation jeweler Kim Eric Lilot, each piece is a stage on which the drama of the human condition plays out. He portrays intimate moments of humor, misery, ecstasy and anguish with the skills of a consumate goldsmith and the soul of a poet. This narrative approach to jewelry allows him to express diverse and intriguing points of view. Selected Exhibitions & Awards "International Jewelry Competition," Toured the entire USA, Society of North American Goldsmiths , 1984. AGTA Spectrum Awards (Div.IV) Tuscon, Arizona AGTA Gem Show, 1984 AGTA Spectrum Awards (Div.III)Tucson, Arizona AGTA Gem Show, 1986 AGTA Spectrum Awards, First Place (Div.IV) and Best Use of Color Awards. , Tucson, Arizona, AGTA Gem Show, 2001 "Jewelry USA," New York, N.Y, American Craft Museum, 1984 British Craft Council's Collect exhibition, London, England, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2004 Collections "Choices: Recent Acquisitions", Oakland Museum of Art, 1995 "Artists of a Different Caliber" Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Museum, 1997 "Recent Acquisitions", Washington D.C., Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, 1999 National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006 PUBLICATIONS 'Masters: Gemstones' Major Works by Leading Jewelers'. Lark Publications. 2008 '500 Wedding Rings' Classic Symbols of Commitment. Lark Publications. 2008 'Metalsmith' Fall 2006 issue. Volume 26, Number 3. 'Jewellery/Metalwork Survey #3' Prof. David La Plantz. 1993 'Jewellery/Metalwork Survey #2' Prof. David La Plantz. 1992 'Jewellery/Metalwork Survey' Prof. David La Plantz. 1991 'Gems & Gemology' (front cover) Fall Issue. 1982. 'The Birthday Gemstone Book' by Erika & Harold VanPelt

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