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Amazing Gems : An Illustrated Guide to the World's Most Dazzling Costume Jewelry
Translated from Italian, and just released in English in May, 1997, it is one of the best researched books of recent years. Breathtaking color photographs make it a joy to read. Hardcover.

Antique Jewellery : Its Manufacture, Materials, & Design [Duncan]
From a published review, ... concise and well laid out by catagory , easy to use with superbly informative illustrations. A lot packed in small volume. Paperback.

Antique Sweetheart Jewelry
If you love the sweetheart jewelry from World War II, this is probably the most comprehensive work yet in print devoted exclusively to this type jewelry. Paperback.

Art Nouveau Jewelry [Becker]
A comprehensive illustrated guide to the best of Art Nouveau jewelry styles by respected British author Vivienne Becker. Paperback.

Avon Collectible Fashion Jewelry and Awards: Collectible Fashion Jewelry and Awards
Avon products include a long line of fashion jewelry, many early styles are rare and collectible. Look them up here and find out what you have. Published in 1998. Authors Monica Lynn Clements and Patricia Rosser are Members of Jewelcollect. Paperback.

Cameos: Classical to Costume
Probably the only book that covers cameos in total depth. History, time line, and hundreds of very fine photographs of all types of cameos from very fine antique examples to modern plastic. Value ranges under each photo. A must-own for the cameo collector. Authors Monica Lynn Clements and Patricia Rosser Clements are Members of Jewelcollect. Hardcover.

Fabulous Costume Jewelry : History of Fantasy and Fashion in Jewels [Becker]
History of 20th century costume jewelry as viewed by Vivienne Becker, British jewelry historian. Hardcover.

Jewelry and Metalwork in the Arts and Crafts Tradition
A reactive movement to the emerging age industrialization, Arts & Crafts got its start in England, France and Germany in the mid-late 19th century. A picture book with hundreds of color plates, this book is mainly about jewelry in England, Australia and Europe, less about the U.S. influences. Glossary, hallmarks, dealers, museums, auction houses, and clubdowns. A very comprensive elegant work, a must for any student of the Arts & Crafts movement. Hardcover.

Jewels and Jewelry [Phillips]
Its modest title belies the enormity of this work: 500 years of Western jewelry as represented in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, covered in incredible depth and still in fast forward, only 160 pages. Scroll down description page to table of contents to get an idea. A fascinating book to study and own for all the right reasons, and an ideal gift book. Hardcover.

The Jewels of Jean Schlumberger
Published in May 2001. This is the designer of precious jewels whom the costume jewelers imitated in the 1940s, and whose style is still influential in costume jewelry today. From a published review, ... Worn by Greta Garbo, Liz Taylor and Jackie Onassis, Jean Schlumberger's jewels have been called the 20th century's most glamorous. Enamel insect hatpins, a sapphire flower in a real terra-cotta flowerpot, a crucifix in diamonds, amethysts and rubies beautifully photographed for The Jewels of Jean Schlumberger, the catalogue for an exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. The book's release coincided with a touring exhibition sponsored by Tiffany & Co., where the artist worked from 1956 until his retirement in the late 1970s. Hardcover.

The Jewels of Lalique
A very comprehensive work on the famous Art Nouveau jeweler's works, with color photos and history. Ideal gift book. Hardcover.

Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking It
KJL talks about himself, as told to Harrice Simons Miller, and admits to being the best faker of famous jewels, including those of David Webb, Jean Schlumberger, and perhaps particularly proud of having his designs copied in precious gems. Celebrity clients mentioned on every page, Princess Diana, the Duchess of Windsor, Barbara Bush, many others, with images. An entertaining book with glorious color and black and white photos of Kenneth Lane's jewelry from his early days through the 1980s. Co-author Harrice Simons Miller is a Member of Jewelcollect. Hardcover.

Masterpieces from the House of Faberge
The recognized master of extraordinary jewels for over 200 years, Faberge's production at the House of Faberge in czarist Russia is legendary. With over 350 illustrations, this book is truly a feast for the eyes as well as an important addition to any collector's library, not to mention a perfect gift to a collector. Hardcover.

The Necklace: From Antiquity to the Present
History of the necklace, from 30,000 B.C. to the present day. From shells of the cavemen to gold and diamonds, this documentary work follows the necklace evolution through the ages. Techniques and styles as well as societal evolution are examined. Much intimate and little known details and fun trivia about terms used in describing various necklaces. Some auction clubdowns and appended glossary. Hardcover.

Paulding Farnham : Tiffany's Lost Genius
From a published review, .. Paulding Farnham (1859-1927), one of America's most talented jewelry designers, rose to fame at th end of the 19th century, winning many awards at the era's great world's fairs. This book is the first devoted to Farnham and his too-brief career, spent entirely at Tiffany & Co., where his dazzling, highly original jewels and silverware brought the firm and America worldwide recognition. Hardcover.

Pre-Raphaelite to Arts and Crafts Jewelry [Gere]
As the title states, Arts and Crafts jewelry is covered from its beginnings, with all the major contributors and a design time line. For unusual history especially, this work is worth owning if you collect Arts & Crafts jewelry or to present as a gift to a collector. Hardcover.

Sarah Coventry Jewelry: An Unauthorized Guide for Collectors
This newer book on Sarah Coventry recounts this illustrious mark's early history as one of the first to be sold exclusively at home parties and not in stores, from the 1950s through the 1980s. An emerging collectible mark, the limited production socalled hostess sets are especially prized. Value guide and lots of photographs. Authors Monica Lynn Clements and Patricia Rosser are Members of Jewelcollect. Paperback.

Theodor Fahrner Jewelry...Between Avant-Garde and Tradition: Art Nouveau Art Deco the 1950s
One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, his life's work is detailed in this comprehensive work. Serious researchers of the German influence on Art Nouveau and Art Deco should be pleased. Hardcover.

The history of the tiara is traced through the centuries, its importance and meaning in royalty to its present role as adornment. A fascinating history book for tiara collectors especially and a great gift idea, especially if the giftee already owns many other jewelry books. Hardcover.

Tiffany & Co. (Universe of Design)
The story from the start of Louis Comfort Tiffany and other famous designers and artists, Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti, and Paloma Picasso, who made the famous Tiffany store in New York what it was and still is. Hardcover.

Understanding Jewelry [Bennett, Mascetti]
This book is about precious jewelry. August 2000 reprint edition. From a published review (of an earlier edition), ... newly revised, updated edition of a classic work features identification, dating and valuation of jewelry ordinary people can still locate and collect today. Sotheby's own experts use their evaluation techniques and expertise to provide a clear layman's volume on the process of jewellery collecting.
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