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Five Jewelry Books That Will Release in Time for the Holidays

Top 5 New Release Jewelry Books

If you’re like me, you’ll jump at the sight of a new jewelry book release and do a happy dance the moment the mailman delivers your new reading material. The holidays are a time of year where gift-giving is happening on many different levels. Friends and extended family members surely don’t understand or can afford my style of jewelry and the kinds of rings I collect, so asking for jewelry books is the next best thing! Luckily for myself and all you jewelry conoseauirrs out there, some really great books will be released just in time for the holidays.  

Here are my TOP FIVE picks of new releases that should be in your jewelry book library (and hopefully under your Christmas tree). I’ve already got three of the five on pre-order! 😉

1) The Treasures of the Buccellati Foundation: From Mario to Gianmaria, 100 Years of Goldsmith Art History

by Riccardo Gennaioli 

Release date: April 26, 2016

A selection of over one hundred works of gold and silver designed by Mario and Gianmaria Buccellati, two of the most significant names in jewelry. This volume, published on the occasion of their 100th anniversary, showcases some of the most valuable pieces they designed. (Taken from Amazon)

2) Graff

by Vivienne Becker, Maria Doulton, Nina Hald, Joanna Hardy & Suzy Menkes

Release date: October 27, 2015

A look into the exclusive world of Graff, the British-owned luxury purveyor of unique jewels, one-of-a-kind statement pieces, and the most famous diamonds in the world. The House of Graff is synonymous with the pinnacle of luxurious, sophisticated style, the exclusive glamour and exquisite craftsmanship of its creations a singular complement to the world-famous gemstones that have passed through its master craftsmen’s hands. (Taken from Amazon)

3) The Guy Ladrière Collection of Gems and Rings (The Philip Wilson Gems and Jewellery Series)

by Diana Scarisbrick & Claudia Wagner

Release date: November 30, 2015

One of the world’s finest assemblages of rings and gemstones, the Guy Ladrière Collection in Paris is of major importance both to the collector and the art historian. This handsome volume, written and compiled by three of the foremost experts on gems and semi-precious stones, is the first to catalogue, illustrate and describe all the pieces in the Collection. Comprising some three hundred items, and including a rich and varied mixture of cameos and intaglios, the Collection ranges from ancient artefacts originating in the Minoan period to gemstones and rings of the nineteenth century. (Taken from Amazon)

4) Jewels of the Renaissance

by Yvonne Hackenbroch

Release date: October 6, 2015

Renaissance jewels are among the most alluring manifestations of an age that experienced the widening of horizons, from the Old World to the New. This spectacular volume overflows with luxurious imagery expressing the boundless creativity and spirit of the Age of the Renaissance. Bringing to the subject not only her specialized knowledge and historical discipline, author Yvonne Hackenbroch also displays a storyteller’s passion in relating the tales of the jewels, the artists, and the patrons who commissioned them. (Taken from Amazon)

5) If These Jewels Could Talk: The Legends Behind Celebrity Gems

by Beth Bernstein

Release date: November 30, 2015

Throughout the 20th century, jewelry revealed the behind-the-scenes stories and the plot twists and turns in the real lives of celebrities that will always be larger than life. Some of the world’s most fabulous jewels not only illustrated power and status in society but these magical gems held tremendous sentimental value as they were linked to the most significant moments and memories of Hollywood royalty, international aristocracy and international icons of style. If These Jewels Could Talk offers a glimpse into the jewelry boxes of these celebrities – the personal tastes, heartfelt anecdotes and the true tales of the women who wore and collected the pieces. (Taken from Amazon)