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Jewels and Jewelry Hardcover – April 1, 2000
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The book includes many informative and well-illustrated spreads on a number of topics: the pendants of the Renaissance, pieces celebrating Queen Elizabeth I, 18th century paste jewelry, the Art Nouveau style, etc. The book covers jewelry made from a rich variety of materials--gold, pearls, emeralds, cast glass, brass, coral, platinum, steel, etc. There are even pieces made from such startling material as a real fish head or recycled bus stop signs!
The book portrays the work of an international gallery of artists, together with interesting biographical facts about these creators. Among the many designers included are Gijs Bakker of Holland, Wendy Ramshaw of England, Fritz Maierhofer of Austria, Yasuki Hiramatsu of Japan, and more. Some really unforgettable creations are pictured, ranging from elegant pieces with a traditional flavor to futuristic or quirky pieces. Overall, a superb book that truly celebrates the tremendous imagination and skill of the world's jewelry makers.
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Saw this book at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Had to have it but did not want to lug it around on my vacation. Amazon to the rescue!Published 20 months ago by SLJ-Q
This book goes into alloys. Mixing copper with gold turns it red, silver turns it green, arsenic turns it blue or grey. Read morePublished on October 4, 2004 by Samantha Rinne Hooker