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Maker & Muse: Women & 20th Century Art Jewelry

Learning is one of my most favorite things to do, so each year I try to partake in something educational that is jewelry-related.  This year, an exhibit held in conjunction with a jewelry conference made for an enticing trip to Chicago for ASJRA’s Women & 20th… Read More

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Jewelry Book Review: Fascination British & Continental Jewelry 1785-1885

A book like Fascination: British and Continental Jewelry 1785-1885 The Collection of Nancy and Gilbert Levine is the type of jewelry book that I am constantly longing for–a glimpse into someone’s personal collection, featuring descriptions of each piece and hopefully a little insight into the collector’s mind. Read More

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Book Review: Rings: Jewelry of Power, Love and Loyalty by Diana Scarisbrick

The book, Rings: Jewelry of Power, Love and Loyalty will forever go down in history as one of the most epic jewelry tomes.  Every page turned, a slight gasp can easily become hyperventilation with illustrations depicting some incredible rings.  There are so many examples of fine, historic… Read More

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Book Review: Sentimental Jewellery by Ann Louise Luthi

Looking for a quick jewelry read?  Then this book is for you!  This 40-page paperback book is packed with valuable facts about sentimental jewelry, starting with the Georgian Era, then up through Victorian and ending with a chapter on Collecting Sentimental Jewellery.  There is also a section with… Read More

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Book Review: Cartier in the 20th Century

Museum exhibits and books go hand-in-hand, each epically displaying works of art in the utmost refined way possible.  Cartier has opted to utilize this one-two punch with their latest achievement–releasing Cartier in the 20th Century, their newest hardcover collectible, strategically coinciding with Denver Art Museum‘s exclusive… Read More

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The Must-Have Jewelry Books for Your Jewelry Library

I’ve been meaning to do this for so long! I get asked all the time for recommendations on a good jewelry book, or better yet, a list of exactly what I have in my very own jewelry library. So here it is! Compiled… Read More