Most popular Precious metal, precious stones & jewellery: artworks & design books
The most popular Precious metal, precious stones & jewellery: artworks & design books currently available. Updated weekly.
A covetable celebration of watches and the stories at the heart of men's obsession with them.
This authoritative and lusciously illustrated book offers a comprehensive and inspirational insight into the art and craft of silver jewellery making for today's artisan.
In Pru McRae's second book she brings together the experience of many years of kumihimo braiding to offer a comprehensive range of ending methods for braids to ensure that the ends are finished neatly and securely.
An illustrated book that showcases nearly 600 contemporary rings by some 300 international designers who stimulate the imagination by challenging traditional practices and standard definitions. It features rings made of gold, platinum and precious stones, of wood, bones, fibre and shells.
A gloriously illustrated social history of diamond jewelry, told through the stories of the European rulers and socialites who commissioned and wore them.
This is a guide to the evolution of jewelry which offers a survey of the entire field. It traces developments from the Middle Ages to the present day and analyzes jewelry's changing fashions and the gems used in its production. The major jewelry houses are represented alongside unknown craftsmen.
In 1919 Suzanne Belperron began her lifelong journey at the vanguard of modern art and design. Her pioneering work in the Art Deco style evolved into the colourful compositions and pure, sensual forms that became her unmistakable trademarks. This book offers a view into the personal life of a remarkable woman whose influence endures to this day.
Explores the use of diamonds in works of art of all kinds, from personal and official jewellery and regalia to precious boxes and ceremonial swords. This title examines the special qualities of diamonds and the royal uses to which they have been put throughout the centuries.
Suitable for the format painter.
An engaging overview of the changing styles and uses of brooches and badges from the Middle Ages to today, illustrated with rare and luxurious examples.
Gorgeous photographs of stunning haute jewellery pieces and in-depth text on the history of jewellery make this book a must-have for anyone in love with jewellery
Nearly ten years in preparation and production, Jewelry Concepts and Technology is the definitive guide and handbook for jewellery makers on all levels of ability. It is also a unique reference source for those not directly active in the field but who wish to gain an understanding of what lies behind the jewellery-making mystique.
This essentially practical book, Understanding Jewellery, now available in a revised and fully updated third edition, is unique in explaining why jewelry values vary and the individual points important for each category. A major section is devoted to the identification of the major gemstones and the testing methods to assess
A comprehensive step-by-step guide that will take your craft to a new level.
Offers fresh insight into two exquisite masterworks by Pierre Gouthiere (1732-1813), celebrated gilder to the French kings.
The Tower of London has over two million visitors a year, with the Crown Jewels as its centrepiece. This title provides the history of the Crown Jewels, the most famous jewelry collection in the world.
Engraving on Precious Metals is for professionals and others who wish to learn hand engraving as a hobby or trade, and reveals many previously undisclosed practices of the commercial engraver which help to make his skill quite astonishing.
Silver is an exciting and versatile material for jewellery makers, both beginners and the more advanced. This book shows you how. Full of inspiring ideas and finished pieces, it explains over forty processes including the more advanced techniques such as fold forming and keum-boo and encourages the reader to experiment with their own designs.
A detailed history and sourcebook of 20th-century jewellery. It charts every kind and style for men and women, each piece accompanied by a full description with details of materials, fastenings and mounts. Arranged by decade, this is an invaluable reference for students, designers and collectors.
The Complete Jewellery Maker will provide you with the skill, confidence and inspiration to design and create beautiful pieces of jewellery with a professional finish.
Get stuck in to the varied series of 22 projects that show perfectly the versatility of silver clay.
From jewellery to lifestyle, this unique book is a journey into an aesthetic appreciation of the wonders of nature, art, and culture, as seen through the exceptional life of jewelry designer Farah Khan Ali.
- Photographs and related material are illustrated here for the first time. - Includes tiaras from royal collections - including three designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria. - Of great appeal to everyone. - The tiaras are related to a variety of works of
Jewellery Design and Development explores the works of seventeen innovative jewellers from around the world, examining the ways they generate and develop ideas. Tracking every stage from initial concepts through to finished pieces, Norman Cherry analyses each maker's personal style and methodology, using illustrated examples and interviews.
The story of the world's most famous jeweller and his priceless creations
Full access to Christie's archives has been granted, resulting in the inclusion of previously unseen material and images in the telling of the stories of the world's great jewellery collections.
The sumptuousness and grandeur of Nubian gold jewelry analyzed and illustrated for the first time
A glittering collection of jewelry emulating the human form, from the collection of the Mus e des Arts D coratifs in Paris
A complete, in-depth manual that explains everything one needs to know about drawing jewelry.
One of the most important collections of medieval ivory carvings and small sculpture, available to the public for the first time.
A selection of impressive pieces by more than 180 artists, this book showcases the current trends in contemporary jewelry.
As well as promoting the traditional origins of handmaking craft skills, this book explains the techniques and opportunities that exist for designer silversmith. It emphasizes the importance of acquiring fundamental skills as a basis to creating stunning and innovative designs, and illustrates this with case studies from leading silversmiths.
Located at the intersection of trade routes from central Africa, the ancient Near East, and the Classical world, ancient Nubia ruled the entire Nile Valley at the height of its power in the eighth century bc. This book features over 100 adornments and personal accessories from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
A guide for bead lovers, collectors and scholars. Beautifully packaged with a new cover, it is suitable for bead obsessives and aficionados.
Trendsetting contemporary jeweler Pamela Love invites us into her universe, revealing the obsessions and inspirations behind her cult jewelry.
A monograph on Lydia Courteille, a French-born gemologist and antique-jewellery expert. Inspired by the past and the present, her jewellery pieces are the heirlooms of the future.
A glittering display of the Fitzwilliam Museum's finest pieces of jewellery and metalwork from the 1850s to 1940
New Brooches focuses on brooches within an exploration of current trends in contemporary jewellery. It is an inspirational compendium of the most innovative creations in today's jewellery design.
This title created in partnership with Ecole des Arts Joailliers, place Vendome in Paris, offers a unique insight into the arts and crafts of jewellery-making through 10 specialist craftmen, their techniques and their Savoir-Faire.
Jade Life tells the author's story and also the story of jade itself. His description of the jade industry today provides insights into the hearts of Chinese people and also into how they have managed to turn a backwater state into a world superpower in less than three decades.