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¬ís FIT, the history of decorative arts at Parsons, and arts administration at Columbia University, she apprenticed at Christie¬ís 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¬ís career and looks to her future as one of the brightest diamonds in the world of contemporary fine jewelry design.