• 20th Century Jewelry

    By Caroline Pullee

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792453512
    • Publisher: Mallard Press
    • Published: November 1990
    Discusses the major trends in fine jewelry from Art Nouveau to the present, and introduces the work of a variety of designers
  • 20th Century Jewelry: The Complete Sourcebook with Over 1,500 Color Illustrations

    By John Peacock

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500510834
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: September 2002
    From the 1900s to the year 2000, John Peacock charts the development of every kind and style of jewelry for both women and men: brooches, earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, buckles, dress clips, hair ornaments, rings, watches, cufflinks, and more. Both precious jewelry and costume jewelry appear, as does novelty jewelry.John Peacock is the doyen of fashion illustration. His many books on men's and women's fashion and accessories form an unparalleled library for students, collectors, and fashion enthusiasts alike. Many years of research for this book, using paintings, photographs, and the jewelry itself, have allowed him to reproduce in meticulous detail a host of representative pieces from every year of the century. Arranged in twenty-year sections, the pictures are accompanied by complete descriptions of each piece, including details of materials, stones, designs, fastenings, mounts, and surrounds.These highly detailed drawings allow the reader to see how the styles of the great twentieth-century designers and jewelry houses - among them Lalique, Cartier, Chaumet, Chanel, Jensen, Verdura, Schlumberger, Haskell, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany & Co.have filtered down to mass-produced and costume jewelry. Every style is represented: Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts pieces of the early twentieth century; Art Deco of the twenties and thirties; cocktail jewelry of the forties and fifties; Pop Art creations of the sixties and seventies; flashy, ostentatious jewelry of the eighties; and more delicate, retro jewelry of the nineties. The invaluable reference section includes biographies of the century's leading international jewelers and a concise bibliography.
  • 305 Authentic Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs

    By Maurice Dufrene

    Our Price: $5.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486249049
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • Published: September 1985
    Shows turn-of-the-century American and European designs for pendants, combs, buckles, bracelets, brooches, rings, buttons, necklaces, and hairpins
  • 500 Brooches: Inspiring Adornments for the Body

    By Marthe Le Van

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781579906122
    • Publisher: lark Books
    • Published: February 2005
    Features photographs of contemporary brooches crafted in styles ranging from traditional to avant-garde.
  • 500 Gemstone Jewels: A Sparkling Collection of Dazzling Designs

    By Marthe Le Van

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600593413
    • Publisher: LARK BOOKS
    • Published: April 2010
    Presents a collection of jewelry pieces from a variety of contemporary designers.
  • 5000 Ans de Joaillerie

    By Graham Hughes

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111922104
    • Publisher: Calmann-Levy
    • Published: 1972
    Text in French.
  • AZ: Elizabeth Taylor

    By Christie's

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789111780988
    • Publisher: Christie's
    • Published: 2011
  • Adornment: The Necklaces of Barbara Natoli Witt

    By Lois Dubin

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781555953348
    • Publisher: Hudson Hills Press
    • Published: August 2011
    With the utmost clarity and efficacy, Barbara Natoli Witt' unparalleled gift for designing and making art in the form of necklaces is beautifully presented. As author and jewelry expert Lois Sherr Dubin reveals, "The incandescent artistry of Barbara Natoli Witt is strikingly apparent. The profound, almost primal appeal of the necklaces reflects a wholeness that structures her life and art. Barbara uniquely integrate fiber and objects, yet her talent with artifacts is only part of the story. Of equal importance is Barbara's relationship with a group of women who have provided the foundation for her business successes and encouraged her to direct her own career."After graduation hum The Cooper Union in New York City, Natoli Witt settled in the Sari Francisco Bay Area and started teaching art courses. In the 1970's, she discovered an affinity for incorporating beads and artifacts into her woven tapestries, which fueled a lifelong penchant for symbolism, history, and global cultures, and which she continues to integrate today. Whether African, European, or Asian in theme, Natoli Witt's stunning necklaces are exceptional, peerless, and unequivocally original. Her time-less works of art traverse generations of wearers like the artifacts, jewels, and one-of-a-kind objects that constitute. her exquisite necklaces.In the permanent collections of distinguished venues such as the Smithsonian Institution, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Museum of Arts and Design in New York City; and Oakland Museum of California, Natoli Witt's necklaces also have a cosmopolitan following and customer base. Clients include Margrit Biever Mondavi, Selwa Roosevelt, Rosemarie Stack, and the late Claire Booth Luc/ and Diana Vreeland. Natoli Witt's approach to designing and selling her work is├╣like her necklaces├╣somewhat unconventional and a departure from the more typical route of marketing through art galleries. She relishes the rapport established through private exhibitions and the more intimate contact it affords, asserting, "... if you are a wearables artist,' then you really need to experience the reality of other people's lives. The more realistic dealings that you have in the world, the more you realize that there is no hypothetical person, no hypothetical lifestyle.'
  • Alchemy: A Passion for Jewels

    By Temple St. Claire

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780061198731
    • Publisher: Collins Design
    • Published: October 2008
    A lavishly photographed survey of the art of fine jewelry making combines commentary on art and culture with anecdotes from the author's life as a jewelry artist, in a visual history that covers such topics as the origins of talismans and the complicated pursuit of flawless gems. 10,000 first printing.
  • Amazing Cartier: Jewelry Designs Since 1937

    By Cartier

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9782080300980
    • Publisher: Flammarion
    • Published: September 2009
  • Amber: Jewelry, Art, and Science

    By Nancy P.S. Hopp

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764331688
    • Publisher: SCHIFFER
    • Published: March 2009
  • American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry, 1935-1950, N-Z

    By Roberto Brunialti

    Our Price: $59.99
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780764329838
    • Publisher: SCHIFFER
    • Published: October 2008
  • American Indian Jewelry I: 1200 Artist Biographies

    By Gregory Schaaf

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780966694871
    • Publisher: CIAC PRESS
    • Published: January 2003
  • American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914

    By Charlotte Gere

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517518700
    • Publisher: CROWN PUBLISHERS, INC.
    • Published: January 1975
  • Amulets and Talismans: Simple Techniques for Creating Meaningful Jewelry

    By Robert Dancik

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600611612
    • Publisher: NORTH LIGHT BOOKS
    • Published: August 2009
    Making Jewelry with MeaningThe things you collect - the ticket stubs, the coins, the pieces of shell from a beach - hold meaning and significance, reminding you not only where you've been, but also where you're capable of going. Making these items into wearable pieces of art - amplifying their power to become amulets and talismans - is a rewarding experience that's easy to do.Working with the most basic of tools, you will learn cold-connection jewelry techniques to expand your creative process. In addition to basics like creating jump rings and using a file, you will also:Make your own hook and latch claspsCut windows from sheets of metalInlay designs into polymer clayIncorporate concrete into your workAchieve patinas with heatJournal your thoughts onto faux boneTurn paper pulp into realistic rocksCreate time capsule" beads from PlexiglasAnd much, much more!Discover the rewards of making your own amulets and talismans by learning new techniques to drive your creativity in an entirely new direction."