With the increasingly global exchange of techniques and inspiration, it is hard to attach a specific style to contemporary jewellery design. As can been seen in Contemporary Art, the mediums, and the forms into which they are sculpted, are as varied as the imagination. This variety makes it difficult to predict which names will stand the test of time and become the icons of their era. However, if history can serve as a template, workmanship should prove as important as artistic vision. In a modern world where time is money and skilled craftsmen are hard to come by, only a few artists can be said to have dedicated themselves to their vision without compromise. Where this has been achieved, it has resulted in some of the most spectacular jewels ever created, and can be found in important personal collections and museums around the world.