In this, the second volume of a projected multi-volume series, jewellery designer Anna Hu presents a carefully curated selection of exceptional pieces created over the past five years. Born in Taiwan, Hu was trained as a concert cellist. After receiving degrees in jewelry design at New York’s FIT, the history of decorative arts at Parsons, and arts administration at Columbia University, she apprenticed at Christie’s jewelry department, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston. In 2007 she opened Anna Hu Haute Joallerie, a French-Chinese fine jewelry brand specializing in one-of-a-kind jewelry executed by French ateliers using the rarest stones in the world. In Symphony of Jewels: Opus II, Janet Zapata surveys the impressive trajectory of Anna Hu’s career and looks to her future as one of the brightest diamonds in the world of contemporary fine jewelry design.