Item Number: H20-3542BK
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Decade by decade, the exquisitely illustrated Vintage Jewelry Design recounts more than 100 years of design history, from René Lalique's Art Nouveau pectorals and Tiffany's enamelwork at the turn of the twentieth century to Christian Dior's mid-century costume pieces and Harry Winston's diamonds, so beloved today. Accompanied by archive images, fashion photography and specially commissioned illustrations of period pieces, the most collectible and beautiful bracelets, necklaces, rings and brooches are showcased.
An invaluable reference as well as a visual cornucopia of times past, the book explores the key designers and jewelry houses, technical developments and cultural influences that shapes historic styles. Whether you have inherited heirloom pieces you'd like to learn more about, collect by era or gemstone, or simply enjoy picking up unique jewelry from auctions and antique markets, this book offers information on how to identify authentic pieces, as well as how to spot a reproduction. A glossary on gemstone and jewelry terminology explains metals, settings, styles and cuts, while a shopping and collecting guide gives pointers on sourcing and caring for vintage pieces.
Hardcover, full color, 224 pages
Book size: 10x8-1/2 inches
Books are shrink-wrapped and are returnable if unopened.
About the author: Caroline Cox, visiting professor at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, is a leading fashion authority whose work explores the relationship between fashion, beauty and culture. A lecturer and broadcaster, she is also a cultural trends advisor at Sassoon, Caroline is the author of eight books on fashion history, including Vintage Shoes.