• 20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style

    By Stefano Papi

    Our Price: $39.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500516874
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: October 2013
    For centuries the collecting of precious gems and the jewelry fashioned from them was the exclusive prerogative of kings and queens, emperors, popes, and maharajahs. In the aftermath of World War I an extraordinary group of women emerged who had the means to deck themselves in glittering bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, tiaras, and brooches. This book presents eleven profiles of glamorous women who assembled these astonishing collections in the mid-twentieth century. The fall of European monarchies meant royal jewels passed into the hands of a new social elite that included figures from show business and the worlds of industry and commerce. The women of the era cut their hair, wore looser-fitting clothes, and had greater freedom than before the war. The change in fashion led to a new style of jewelry—the historic gemstones were reset and new collections created. These influential women included Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton, the Duchess of Windsor, the film star Merle Oberon, and the great diva Maria Callas. There were also less well-known figures such as the mysterious and beautiful Nina Dyer, whose husbands were the Baron von Thyssen and Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. The book brings to life the worlds in which these women moved—elegant yachts, extravagant parties—and describes the details of the jewels and the jewelers (Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston) that created the exquisite settings.
  • 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: $11.95
    • 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
  • AZ: Elizabeth Taylor

    By Christie's

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789111780988
    • Publisher: Christie's
    • Published: 2011
  • Adorn: New Jewelry

    By Amanda Mansell

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781856695749
    • Publisher: Laurence King
    • Published: October 2008
    This showcase of new jewelry offers a global view of exciting work from nearly 200 cutting-edge jewelry designers, featuring pieces made using the latest industrial technologies and processes, as well as more traditional methods and materials. Chapters are arranged by type of jewelry and each designer may feature in a number of chapters. In this way, from headpiece to toe ring, the book takes readers on a visual journey around the body and provides a rich source of inspiration for anyone looking to design, commission, or buy their own jewelry. 450 illus. 272p.
  • Adornment: The Necklaces of Barbara Natoli Witt

    By Lois Dubin

    Our Price: $9.95 - $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 isùlike her necklacesùsomewhat 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.
  • All My Baskets: American Costume Jewelry, 1930-1960

    By Gabriella Mariotti

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9788821639043
    • Publisher: Franco Maria Ricci
    A personal collection of American-made 'basket' object costume jewelry dramaticaly color-photographed. Text is in English and Italian.
  • Amazing Cartier: Jewelry Designs Since 1937

    By Cartier

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9782080300980
    • Publisher: Flammarion
    • Published: September 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
  • 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."
  • Antique Jewelry

    By Erich Steingraber

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499061420
    • Publisher: Praeger
    • Published: January 1957
  • Antique Jewelry: A Practical and Passionate Guide

    By Rose Leiman Goldemberg

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517526538
    • Published: December 1976
  • Antique and Twentieth Century Jewellery a Guide for Collectors: Second Edition

    By Vivian Becker

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780719801716
    • Publisher: N.A.G. Press Ltd
    • Published: March 1997
    An important study of both well-known and forgotten jewellery fashions and trends that spotlights areas of collectability - mainly from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Each of the twenty-twochapters concentrates on a specific topic, with comprehensive cross-referencing to other chapters. Among the types of jewellery covered are: diamond brooches, coral 19th-century goldwork, pique, silver jewels, cameos and intaglios, mosaics, Edwardian pendants and unusual materials. `Theme' jewellery is another area described with an amazing variety of representation of animals or flowers, plus Victorian Scottish. Biblio., index. Illus., 77 color plates; 270 b&w. 319p.