It is a preoccupation that is primal, instinctive, and uniquely human. Containing more than eighty color illustrations, this guide will be invaluable to all those wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of the art of jewelry. The main text provides information on the most common, techniques, and culturally significant forms of jewelry and also covers materials, iconic, and manufacturing processes.
Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques #ad - The range of materials and techniques used in its construction is extraordinary, even revolutionary, with new substances and methods of fabrication added with every generation. The fascination with personal adornment is universal. What is a cabochon? what are the various types of gilding? What is vermeil? This accessible book—the first of its kind—offers concise explanations of key jewelry terms.
7000 Years of JewelryFirefly Books #ad - The new edition includes a complete revision of the section on Europe after 1700, plus revisions to the sections on Celtic Europe, Roman Britain, cameos and finger rings. 7000 years of jewelry takes readers on an impressive tour that includes, mexico and peru: 600 bc-ad 600 the mediterranean, etruscan and persian lands: 850-325 bc china, islam, roman britain and byzantium: 325 bc-ad 600 europe, china, china, korea and java: 1000-1500 china, india, Celtic Europe, India, Greek, among other times and places: The Middle East: 5000-2000 BC Egypt: 1500-900 BC Phoenician, Korea and Japan: 300-1000 Mayan Central America: 600-1000 Central and South America: 500-1500 Europe, Egypt, Tibet and Mongolia: 1500-1850 West Africa: 1500-1800 Europe: 1500-1950.
More comprehensive than before, this reference remains the finest and most beautifully illustrated history of jewelry ever published. Since publication, the museum has expanded its collection, with major acquisitions of pieces from Europe and Asia. The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated history of jewelry.
7000 Years of Jewelry #ad - Egyptian necklaces, south american gold masks, Celtic torcs, Renaissance pendants and Art Nouveau buckles are examples of the range of the masterpieces described and illustrated with 400 superb photographs. The previous edition of this exhaustive survey was published to critical acclaim by the British Museum Press.
The book explores the varied styles, techniques and materials used to make jewelry in many civilizations throughout the world and across the millennia.
Diamond Jewelry: 700 Years of Glory and GlamourThames & Hudson #ad - This book offers a fascinating overview of one of the world’s most iconic gems. From lisbon to London and Stockholm to St. Petersburg, these figures used diamond jewelry to reinforce their power. This book explores the individuals who commissioned and wore extraordinarily precious diamond ornaments from the mid-fourteenth century to the present day.
Exquisite paintings and breathtaking photography highlight the diamonds of figures as enduring as Louis XIV of France and Queen Elizabeth I of Great Britain, as well as screen icons such as Elizabeth Taylor. 300 illustrations. Like royal dress, and state visits―and were presented as gifts, diamonds were worn to dazzle and impress―at weddings, coronations, christenings, which often proved remarkably successful as instruments of diplomacy.
Diamond Jewelry: 700 Years of Glory and Glamour #ad - More than three hundred illustrations capture the changing styles of diamond jewelry that mirror the trends of the time: late Gothic naturalism, the culture of the Renaissance, Baroque splendor, Rococo elegance and the imperial grandeur of the First and Second Napoleonic Empires. A gloriously illustrated social history of diamond jewelry, told through the stories of the European rulers and socialites who commissioned and wore them.
Diamonds have long symbolized political power and authority in Europe.
Jean Schlumberger: The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection from the Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsVirginia Museum of Fine Arts #ad - Mellon, these magnificent cigarette cases, dedication to perfection and beauty, pill boxes, bracelets, necklaces, and objets d’art celebrate the shared passions that united artist and patron: love of nature, brooches, and clarity of vision. After beginning his career crafting costume jewelry for designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1930s Paris, Schlumberger opened his own private salon at Tiffany & Co.
This stylish catalogue presents highlights from the unrivaled collection of Schlumberger’s work given to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by horticulturist, philanthropist, and longtime supporter of the museum Rachel Lambert Mellon. Both commissioned and collected by Mrs. A dazzling look at a superb collection of magnificent jewelry and objets d’art by one of the 20th century’s most inventive and influential designers Famous for his inventive interpretations of animal and botanical subjects, artist-jeweler Jean Schlumberger 1907–1987 played a key role in 20th-century fashion with his vibrant sculptural designs for whimsical jewelry and accessories.
Jean Schlumberger: The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts #ad - In the mid-1950s and began attracting celebrity clients, Audrey Hepburn, including Greta Garbo, and Jacqueline Kennedy.
Arts and Crafts Jewelry in Boston: Frank Gardner Hale and His CircleMFA Publications #ad - A leading figure in the community of jewelers and an advocate for the Society of Arts and Crafts, Hale influenced many other important makers, among them Josephine Hartwell Shaw, Edward Everett Oakes, Margaret Rogers and Elizabeth Copeland. This book, accompanied by design drawings from the extensive Frank Gardner Hale archive at the Museum of Fine Arts, the first in-depth study of the subject, reproduces dozens of ornaments in dazzling color, Boston.
These drawings provide insight into the works' transformation from two to three dimensions and represent rare renderings of many pieces of jewelry that are now lost. The first book on the arts and crafts movement behind the "boston look"at the turn of the 20th century in Boston, a vibrant and active community of jewelry makers―along with artists, scholars, craftspeople, critics and patrons―found unity in the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, which held that art and beauty could instill morality and inspire joy.
Arts and Crafts Jewelry in Boston: Frank Gardner Hale and His Circle #ad - Frank gardner hale, who trained in england with founders of the movement, became the most prominent and prolific creator of works of wearable art, helping to define the "Boston look" characterized by bold use of colored stones and brilliant enamels; refined and delicate settings; and exquisite design and craftsmanship, conceived and executed by a single craftsperson.
The authoritative text brings together scholars of jewelry history and American design to explore how Hale and his contemporaries expressed Arts and Crafts principles in the creation of jewels of enduring allure.
Designers and Jewellery 1850-1940: Jewellery and Metalwork from the Fitzwilliam MuseumPhilip Wilson Publishers #ad - Arranged chronologically by designer – Alessandro Castellani, John Brogden, Henry Wilson, William Burges, C. R. The fitzwilliam museum holds stunning examples of jewellery and metalwork from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Ashbee and omar ramsden to name some – this beautifully illustrated volume reproduces over 50 of the Museum's most important pieces from this highly popular and fruitful period, many previously unpublished.
Designers and Jewellery 1850-1940: Jewellery and Metalwork from the Fitzwilliam Museum #ad - This exceptional period of design covers the neo-gothic and historicist designs of the 1850s and 1860s, the ground-breaking work of British Arts & Crafts designers, sinuous curves influenced by the European Art Nouveau movement and the structural modernity of the 1930s.
The History of Jewelry: Joseph Saidian & SonsRizzoli #ad - Each chapter is centered around a particular piece of jewelry and the way in which it is emblematic: a previous owner, an exemplary design or dominant material. From an array of historic pieces from van cleef & arpels to a discussion of Indian royalty and its relationship with jewelry to pages filled with exquisite pearl jewelry, this book satisfies both the casual fan and the devotee with full-color photographs and informative themed chapters.
The eclectic choice of jewels and objets makes this a book unlike any other, with myriad entry points to larger discussions on broader themes and trends that the pieces figure into. This book offers a unique way of exploring the world of vintage jewelry for experts, newcomers, and anyone with an interest in the topic.
The History of Jewelry: Joseph Saidian & Sons #ad - Every piece of jewelry tells a story, and none more so than the exquisite pieces in this book, which have passed through several notable owners before arriving at Joseph Saidian & Sons, an antique jeweler’s shop nestled in the Manhattan Art and Antiques Center. Each piece offers a different entry point for discussing the history of jewelry and various design elements, techniques, materials, and societal implications.
This publication features beautiful full-color photographs of jewelry from various historical eras up to the present day, with a wide range of materials and styles.
The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones: A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones From Cut and Color to Shape and SettingsFirefly Books #ad - Great for informed consumers, the book includes: Sources and grading Traditional and modern settings Cutting and faceting Designing a special setting Gemstone groups Appraising, buying and handling gemstones Diamond types and pearls Spotting synthetics and fakes. Here is a sampling of the practical insider information in this book: Using a loupe to examine a stone Understanding laser cutting and carving Identifying synthetic diamonds Buying at gem fairs and from dealers Cleaning and storing stones.
No other book has this kind expert advice -- up-to-date, clearly presented and fully illustrated -- on evaluating and using gemstones. The trade of gemstones is a highly specialized and often secretive business. Each full-color spread is packed with concise text, annotated drawings and beautiful photographs, including a showcase of virtuoso jewelry designs.
The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones: A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones From Cut and Color to Shape and Settings #ad - Firefly Books. Using the jeweler's directory of gemstones, written by an expert gemstone dealer and designer, will provide any consumer with the insider knowledge needed to make accurate judgments of gemstones, to recognize low- and high-quality stones, and to make a good buy rather than a bad one. For goldsmiths, investors, collectors, jewelry-makers, retailers and consumers.
East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from the Al Thani CollectionPrestel #ad - This stunning book focuses on four centuries of magnificent jewelry that resulted from the cultural exchange between India and Europe. From the dawn of the mughal empire through the end of the British Raj, exquisite pieces of jewelry from or inspired by India traveled between Europe and Asia. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, indian jewelry and works of art developed Persian and Muslim influences brought over by the Mughal Empire while European styles and craftsmanship traveled to India via the British Raj.
As illustrated in this elegant book, 20th-century influences flowed in the opposite direction when Indian jewelry inspired European designers to make pieces in the Indian style. This book features more than 150 objects, including jewel-encrusted jades, famous gemstones, and other precious works of art that range in date from the 17th century to the 1930s, enameled gold, along with exquisite contemporary examples by JAR and Baghat that draw from earlier motifs.
East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from the Al Thani Collection #ad - With fascinating essays and beautiful photographs, this book illustrates the cultural and artistic conversations that resulted in some of the most gorgeous jewelry ever created. Copublished by the fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and DelMonico Books Firefly Books. East meets west also showcases the significant role that gender played, as Indian men adorned themselves with treasures worn exclusively by women in Europe.
Gem: The Definitive Visual GuideDK #ad - Smithsonian gem interweaves glorious images, natural history, mythology and intriguing true stories. Hardcover; 440 pages. Visit the russian amber room, study the details of a Fabergé egg, and find out what characteristics are needed for a record-breaking gem. The stories, myths, from their journeys in the company of royalty, film stars, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond.
A dazzling visual guide to precious and semiprecious stones, organic gems, specially commissioned images as well as science, mythology, and precious metals that showcases beautiful, natural history, and true stories of adventure and discovery. From diamonds and sapphires to emeralds and obsidian, Gem profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials.
Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide #ad - Firefly Books. See the exquisite jewelry pieces of royalty around the world, high-society women, and Native American traditions. Follow the history of the world's most famous jewelry houses and their designers, Harry Winston, including Cartier, Tiffany & Co. And more. For additional information about the world's natural treasures, an 80-page reference section at the back of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and minerals, and a color guide directory groups gems according to their main color.
Created in association with the smithsonian Institution and featuring a foreword by New York Times-bestselling author Aja Raden, Gem combines lavish photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift-giving.
Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present World of ArtThames & Hudson #ad - Masterworks by unknown craftsmen and pieces designed by individual artists as diverse as Holbein, Pugin and Calder are illustrated alongside the glittering products of the major jewelry houses. It shows how jewellers have responded to new sources of gems, whether emeralds from the New World or diamonds from South Africa, and to the discovery of metals such as platinum and aluminum.
From royalty and film stars to thieves and curses, this is a dazzling and comprehensive visual guide to the world’s most precious rocks and minerals. Remarkably fresh … This admirable volume is excellent value with its impeccable text and numerous illustrations. Journal of the royal society of arts from the simple shell beads worn by Palaeolithic hunters to the splendor of Renaissance gold work and the sumptuousness of Art Nouveau enamels, here is a fascinating and informative guide to the development of Western jewelry―concluding with the radical and experimental developments in the last three decades.
Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present World of Art #ad - . Offering a concise survey of the entire field, this book analyzes jewelry's changing fashions, explores its social context, and examines how it has been worn by both men and women.11. 9" x 9. 9". Thames Hudson. Smithsonian gem interweaves glorious images, natural history, mythology and intriguing true stories.