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American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry, 1935-1950, A-M
By Schiffer Pub Ltd
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ean: 9780764329821, isbn: 0764329820,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews
This encyclopedic study is the fruit of twenty years of collecting, research, and study of the most significant American costume jewelry from 1930-1950. It offers readers a meticulous, reliable instrument to knowing these gems, which are often true and proper little works of art. In the two volumes, over 966 photographs show hundreds of jewelry items in full color, with an additional 729 illustrations of patents, advertisements, and historic photos. Thirty-seven companies are included, with


Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World
By Ecco Press
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ean: 9780062334701, isbn: 0062334700,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
As entertaining as it is incisive, Stoned is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious.What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire.What moves the world is what


Jewels by JAR (Metropolitan Museum of Art Series)
By Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
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ean: 9780300198683, isbn: 030019868X,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
Called “the Fabergé of our time” by Diane von Furstenberg, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR, is one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the past thirty years. JAR is known for his use of precious and semi-precious stones resplendent with myriad shades of vibrant color and set in organic shapes: one brooch, for instance, features lifelike petals in subtly differentiated hues, made from a thousand pavé sapphires and amethysts. The New York Times has described


Art as Jewellery: From Calder to Kapoor
By Acc Art Books
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ean: 9781851498703, isbn: 1851498702,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
Includes an introduction by Vivienne Becker, an award-winning jewellery writer, and a contribution from Julia Peyton Jones, previous director of the Serpentine Gallery, LondonA marvelous array of images, from archived photographs and sketches that have not been seen since the '60s, and the work of 20th-century photographers such as Ugo Mulas and Antonia Mulas, to modern shoots by Alexander English The women in Man Ray's life, as well as his reverence for the female form more broadly, were


Famous Jewelry Collectors
By Brand: Harry N. Abrams
SKU: #VI-0810933411
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sku: VI-0810933411, ean: 9780810933415, isbn: 0810933411,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
For many centuries precious jewels were only collected by kings and queens, emperors, popes and maharajahs. But in the last 100 years or so, movie goddesses, opera singers, industrialists, real-estate investors and rock stars have joined those with the means to deck themselves in glittering bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Posthumous auctions have revealed the grand jewelry collections of recent times. The famous sale of 1987 uncovered the full extent of the dazzling designs which belonged to


Miriam Haskell Jewelry
By Brand: Schiffer Publishing
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mpn: 9780764333316, ean: 9780764333316, isbn: 0764333313,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
Miriam Haskell began selling beautiful costume jewelry in 1926, and her company continues to the present. The jewelry that bears her name is highly sought after and the prices keep spiraling up. Claims abound that ''this is a Miriam Haskell,'' but is it a Miriam Haskell? This important new book gives collectors the key information to make intelligent buying decisions. It provides specific details on the art, design, style, materials, construction, and signatures, all vital to the identification


Hidden Gems: Stories from the Saleroom
By Unicorn Press CA
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mpn: 9781910065990, ean: 9781910065990, isbn: 1910065994,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
Sarah Hue-Williams and Raymond Sancroft-Baker have spent decades working in the jewelry industry, from assessing historical gems to selling some of the most important, rare, and unusual pieces of jewelry ever to come on the market. ​In this book, they turn that experience into forty lavishly illustrated true stories from the world of gems and jewelry. Drawing from a wide range of periods, cultures, and countries, the authors take us behind the scenes, showing us the fascinating origins and


Tiaras - A History of Splendour
By Brand: Antique Collectors Club Dist
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mpn: 43171-591792, ean: 9781851493753, isbn: 1851493751,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
Tiaras have always inspired a great fascination and the most beautiful and influential women have been painted, photographed and admired whilst wearing them. Even in the twenty-first century they are still worn and continue to inspire special poise and elegance. This lavishly illustrated book includes new photographs of a variety of Royal tiaras together with those of French and Russian Imperial provenances. Geoffrey Munn has been granted special access to the photographic archives of many


The Collector's Guide to Herkimer Diamonds (Schiffer Earth Science Monographs)
By Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
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ean: 9780764347108, isbn: 0764347101,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
This is the first published guide to Herkimer diamonds, striking quartz crystals, that includes all important aspects of interest to anyone curious about this unique form of the mineral quartz. Over 210 vivid color images of important specimens, associated minerals, and field shots illustrate the informative text and enhance the reader’s experience. The text includes the most recent scientific information regarding Herkimer diamonds' geological and mineralogical history, where they can


The Design and Creation of Jewelry, 3rd Edition
By Brand: Chilton Book Company
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ean: 9780801970672, isbn: 0801970679,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews
An illustrated guide to the techniques and materials used by the present-day jewelry craftsmanUsed Book in Good Condition.


Van Cleef & Arpels: Treasures and Legends
By Antique Collectors Club Dist
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mpn: 247 colour, 150 b & w, ean: 9781851497706, isbn: 1851497706,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
From Empress Farah and the secrets of the treasure of Iran, to Queen Marie Amélie's missing emeralds, via Fantômas and the blood-red rubies of the kings of Burma, entering the world of Van Cleef & Arpels is like embarking upon a fascinating treasure hunt. In this book, Vincent Meylan explores a century in the history of one of the most prestigious Parisian jewelry dynasties. He opens doors and unlocks caskets to reveal the mysterious, and sometimes fantastic, stories of its clients and the


Art as Adornment: The Life and Work of Arthur George Smith
By Outskirts Press
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mpn: colour illustrations, ean: 9781478744788, isbn: 1478744782,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
Art as Adornment: The Life and Work of Arthur Smith is a splendid documentary writing about a prominent player in the Modernist Jewelry Movement. The trade name, ''ArtSmith'' came to resonate with fashion and theater types in New York and all over the country during the three decades following World War II. As a Black navigating the racial tensions of the period, Arthur Smith managed to rise above the fray and achieve extraordinary success in the development of designs for jewelry that were


Jewelry by Suzanne Belperron: My Style is My Signature
By imusti
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mpn: 250 colour illustrations, ean: 9780500517901, isbn: 0500517908,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews
The definitive illustrated biography of one of the most influential and important jewelry designers of the twentieth century.  When asked why she never signed her work, Suzanne Belperron replied, “My style is my signature.” In 1919 Suzanne Belperron, at age 19, began her lifelong journey at the vanguard of modern art and design. Her pioneering work in the Art Deco style evolved into the colorful compositions and pure, sensual forms that became her unmistakable trademarks. Among the


From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler
By Skira
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mpn: 220 colour, ean: 9788857211565, isbn: 8857211568,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
Reading like a who’s who of modern artists, this catalog retells the history of 20th-century art through jewels.Numerous canonical artists of the 20th-century showed an interest in jewelry, creating stunning works by transforming their signature visual language into fine metals and gems. Despite the shift towards abstraction and conceptualism from the 1910s onwards, artists continued to bridged the gap between art and craftsmanship. From Picasso to Koons features the private collection of


Turquoise (Updated): The World Story of a Fascinating Gemstone
By Gibbs Smith
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ean: 9781423650898, isbn: 1423650891,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
Updated edition includes 85 new photographs, including close-ups of cabochons from the famous mines that produce the best colors and matrix; information about mining activity and locations brings the story of world turquoise up to date. Turquoise has been mined on six continents and traded by cultures throughout the world's history, including the European, Chinese, Mayan, Aztec, Inca, and Southwest Native American. It has been set in silver and gold jewelry, cut and shaped into fetish animals,


Tiffany Style: 170 Years of Design
By Harry N Abrams
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mpn: 9780810972933, ean: 9780810972933, isbn: 081097293X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 70 reviews
Since its inception 170 years ago, Tiffany & Co. has become synonymous with elegant, stylish design and alluring luxury, creating the world’s most dazzling jewelry and decorative objects. Today, its signature blue box is recognized the world over and can be had (for a price, of course) at more than 150 locations around the globe.   In Tiffany Style, Tiffany’s design director John Loring gathers for the first time in one volume the most renowned and memorable pieces ever produced by the


Art Nouveau Fashion
By imusti
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mpn: 40449634, ean: 9781851778027, isbn: 1851778020,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
The stunning designs of Worth, Paquin, Poiret, Fortuny, and more are showcased in this look at the glamorous world of Art Nouveau fashion. Providing an introduction to the style, which overlaps with late Arts and Crafts in the 1890s and early Modernism in the 1910s, the book focuses on these important designers before discussing Art Nouveau jewelry and accessories, advertising, the influence of exotic Eastern cultures, and artists, among them Beardsley, Klimt, and Mackintosh. New color


David Yurman: Cable
By Rizzoli
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ean: 9780847860913, isbn: 0847860914,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
A celebration of Yurman’s emblematic cable motif, this book explores the form’s enduring appeal through the lens of an iconic American jewelry house. Since 1983, when David Yurman debuted its now-legendary Cable bracelet, the twisted helix has been the American jeweler’s signature. As Yurman himself states, “Cable is the river that runs through all of our collections.” Unifying his designs—from diamond-encrusted cuffs to modern timepieces and more—the form nods to antiquity while


Gem Identification Made Easy (6th Edition): A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling
By Gemstone Press
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ean: 9780997014556, isbn: 0997014555,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
Gem Identification Made Easy is the first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, treated stones, synthetics, and look-alikes. The book's approach is direct and practical, and its style easy to understand. In fact, with this highly accessible guide, anyone can begin to master gem identification. Includes over 150 photographs and illustrationsover 80 in full color!Using a simple, step-by-step


American Indian Jewelry I: 1200 Artist Biographies (American Indian Art Series)
By Ciac Pr
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mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780966694871, isbn: 0966694872,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
This volume profiles over 1,200 Indian jewelers from all tribes over the past two centuries. The text is illustrated with over 2,000 photographs. This book was created with the cooperation of Indian artists. Through artist surveys, archival research and personal interviews, information was collected in 25 categories: including the artist's tribe, clan, active years, type of jewelry, lifespan, family relationships, education, teachers, students, awards, exhibitions, collections, forms,



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