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Understanding Jewellery David Bennett and Daniela Mascetti £45 / 2008 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 487 / 919 colour illustrations / 29x23.5cm. „Understanding Jewellery‟ is an established key reference book for dealers and collectors of jewellery, and for those interested in the history and development of fashion and style. It brings together the identification and dating of all types of jewellery, from the late 18th century until the present day.

The Jeweled Garden Suzanne Tennenbaum and Janet Zapata £29.95 / 2006 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 216 / 375 colour illustrations / 25x25cm. 'The Jeweled Garden' traces the inspiration and evolution of two centuries of gardeninspired jewellery. Boucheron, Chaumet, Lalique, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Verdura, Chanel, David Webb, Stefan Hemmerle—all these names, amongst many others, are featured here. Their memorable jewels include wonderfully imaginative and highly collectible bracelets, brooches and necklaces, all emulating nature.

Jewelry by Chanel Patrick Mauries £160 / 1993, out of print / Hardback + slipcase / pp. 144 / colour and black & white illustrations throughout /24x33cm. This book is the first to present this remarkable facet of a truly fascinating character: Coco Chanel‟s passion for fabulous jewels, for exceptional stones, for improbable marvels is beautifully illustrated and discussed here. To quote her own words, jewellery should be viewed 'with innocence, with artlessness, just as we enjoy the sight of an apple tree in blossom at the side of the road as we speed past in a motor-car.'

Cartier Hans Nadelhoffer £40 / 2007 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 352 /521 colour illustrations / 30x23cm. This new updated edition traces the career of the House of Cartier from its modest beginnings in Paris to its eventual predominance over the world of fashion. With fascinating stories as well as technical and documentary material this book is a sumptuous addition to any jewellery library.

Belladone Island Victoire de Castellane £80 / 2007 / Hardback + slipcase / pp. 80 / 35 colour plates / 40x25cm.

Victoire de Castellane, the designer of Dior Joaillerie, presents her collection of Fine Jewellery on the imaginary island “Belladone Island”. These jewelry works of art are magical and bedazzle any lover of precious stones.


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Verdura. The Life and Work of a Master Jeweller Patricia Corbett, with introduction by Amy Fine Collins £19.95 / 2008 / Paperback / pp. 224 / 238 illustrations, 182 in colour / 30x22.5cm.

The exquisite creations of Fulco di Verdura stand out from the designs of other 20thcentury jewellers for their exuberance and refined glamour. This book documents the designer‟s fascinating career. The author has been given access to all of Verdura‟s archives and has interviewed many of his surviving patrons. Wonderful colour photography, as well as illustrations of the celebrities who wore Verdura‟s pieces, convey the irresistible genius of his designs.

Between Eternity and History: Bulgari From 1884 to 2009, 125 Years of Italian Jewels Amanda Triossi & Alvar González-Palacios £55 / 2009 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 376/ colour illustrations / 29x29cm. Produced with cooperation of the Bulgari family, this book tells the story of how two Greek brothers founded one of the great jewellery houses of the world, and how their children and grandchildren continue the development of the business. A fascinating inside look at the Bulgari family and their achievements in the world of jewelry design. „An opulent foray into the glamorous

Van Cleef & Arpels: Reflections Of Eternity Marc Petit £120 / 2006 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 192 / numerous full-page illustrations / 33x28.5cm. Superb photographic documentation of Van Cleef & Arpels' stunning jewellery. Many of the photographs in this book are published for the first time, with the artist's lighting and talented compositions making us see the jewellery in a new light. There are also many photographic images of celebrity icons throughout the ages wearing Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery, adding to the prestige of the eminent jewellers.

Famous Diamonds Ian Balfour £50 / 2009 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 332 / 150+ colour illustrations / 30x24cm.

In „Famous Diamonds‟, Ian Balfour tells the fascinating stories of almost 80 remarkable gems, including the Koh-i-Noor, the deep blue Hope Diamond, The Cullinan and the Taylor-Burton Diamond. Some have detailed histories that can be traced from the present day back to the moment they were mined, while others have a more mysterious past or have disappeared from view. Also included are shorter entries on a further selection of some forty notable diamonds.

Jewels Today Stefan Hemmerle £140 / 2006 / Hardback + slipcase / pp. 86 / Illustrated in colour / 35x28cm.

This book presents a wonderful selection of jewels from the Hemmerle collection, with beautiful eye-catching photographs and sketches from the jewellery artist. Renowned for its austere architectural settings and use of unconventional materials, the German Haute Joaillerie, Hemmerle was founded in 1866 in Munich where it still today occupies its premises in famous Maximilanstrasse.


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The Maharajas’ Jewels Catherine Prior and John Adamson £34.95 / 2000 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 208 / profusely illustrated in colour throughout / 34.5x27cm. This lavishly illustrated book examines spectacular pieces of jewellery from the Maharajas‟ courts. It also includes reproductions of paintings, photographs of interiors and views of the maharaja's palaces.

Queen’s Jewels Vincent Meylan £39.95 / 2002 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 208 / profusely illustrated throughout / 34.5x27cm. This book puts together the collections of jewels of the royal houses of Russia, France, Spain, Sweden, Britain, Italy, Iran, Austria, Belgium and the Balkans. Not only the crown jewels but also the personal jewellery of the crowned heads are described and their history is traced. With superb pictures and comprehensive descriptions this book helps to understand Royal family links as the jewels passed through weddings from one dynasty to another.

Jewels of the Tsars: The Romanovs and Imperial Russia HRH Prince Michael of Greece £39.95 / 2006 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 192 / over 150 colour illustrations / 30x25.5cm. „Jewels of the Tsars‟ is the first book in over a generation to examine the Imperial Family's unparalleled collection of jewellery. The photographs are taken under exacting conditions at the Kremlin's Diamond Fund, and accompanied by rare eighteenth and nineteenth century portraits and photographs of the tsars, their families, and their court. Prince Michael of Greece, a Romanov descendant, writes

Brooches. Timeless Adornment Text by Lori Ettlinger Gross, Photography by David Behl £24.95 / 2008 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 192 / colour illustrations throughout / 23.5x23.5cm. This is a must-have for brooch lovers. It is the first book on the subject of vintage and contemporary pins and brooches and presents more than 175 of the best examples of fine, costume, and artisan jewellery made by top designers, among them Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Georg Jensen, and Ted Muehling. Fashion stylists, celebrity collectors, and jewellery experts also give inspiring ideas on how to accessorize brooches with favourite pieces.

Adornment. Jewelry from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Text by Michel Butor, Photography by Pierre-Alain Ferrazzini £120 / 1994, out of print / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 245 / 150 colour plates / 40x30cm. „Adornment‟ reveals the finest pieces from the famous collection of ethnic jewellery of Joseph Mueller which is now at the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva. The extraordinary objects, whether fashioned of gold, silver, ivory, jade or natural fibre, are of high aesthetic merit and served once as symbols of wealth, marks of rank and magic talisman. This is a fantastic reference book for ethnic jewellery collectors.


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Les Fouquet. Bijoutiers & Joailliers à Paris 1860-1960. Marie-Noël de Gary £450 / 1983, out of print / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 192 / profusely illustrated throughout in colour and black & white / French language edition / 27x25.5cm. A very scarce book about the story of one of Paris‟ most famous turn of the century and Art Deco jewellers. With hundreds of photographs and design illustrations.

Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830 Olivia Collings and Ginny Redingtion £39.95 / 2007 / Hardback, dust jacket/ pp. 192 / 303 colour illustrations / 30x24cm. „Georgian Jewellery‟ is a celebration of the quality and style of the eighteenth century and of the endless ingenuity in design and workmanship that produced such a wealth of fabulous and wearable pieces of jewellery. This book illuminates the subject in a colourful and accessible way.

Art Deco Jewelry Laurence Mouillefarine and Évelyne Possémé £36 / 2009 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 256 / 482 illustrations, 392 in colour / 30.5x23cm. This book presents some of the finest Art Deco jewellery produced by the world‟s leading designers and makers between 1910 and 1937. Not only does it feature the most famous names of the Art Deco period, it also restores other notable makers to their proper place in an era that saw the creation of stunningly stylish and beautiful jewellery.

Private Passion: Artists’ Jewelry of the 20th Century Yvonne Joris (editor) £35 / 2010 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 176 /150 colour illustrations / 29x23cm.

This publication conveys marvellous insights into the work done in jewellery by distinguished 20th-century artists, including Arman, Louise Bourgeois, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Sonia Delaunay, Max Ernst, Keith Haring, Anish Kapoor, Meret Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray and many others.

Costume Jewelry for Haute Couture Florence Müller, edited by Patrick Sigal £39.95 / 2006 / Hardback, dust jacket / pp. 272 / over 400 illustrations in colour and black & white / 27x23cm. This sumptuously illustrated book surveys the exquisite range of costume jewellery produced by haute couture fashion houses, an often neglected subject. It showcases the extraordinary diversity and exceptional craftsmanship of the jewellery in hundreds of beautifully reproduced pieces from such fashion houses as Chanel, Courrèges, Yves St Laurent and Lanvin.


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