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.
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.
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.
Suitable for the format painter.
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.
A complete, in-depth manual that explains everything one needs to know about drawing jewelry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Offers fresh insight into two exquisite masterworks by Pierre Gouthiere (1732-1813), celebrated gilder to the French kings.
A selection of impressive pieces by more than 180 artists, this book showcases the current trends in contemporary jewelry.
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.
A guide for bead lovers, collectors and scholars. Beautifully packaged with a new cover, it is suitable for bead obsessives and aficionados.
A lavish survey of over twenty-five years of beautiful gems from Carnet, Michelle Ong's Hong Kong-based boutique jewelry house.
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
A comprehensive step-by-step guide that will take your craft to a new level.
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.
Vincent Meylan highlights the stories behind the jewels that passed through the Paris-based company over a period of 100 years.
The sumptuousness and grandeur of Nubian gold jewelry analyzed and illustrated for the first time
Features the carvings of master engravers Gerd and Patrick Dreher - 114 gemstone animals, each one made from an individual gemstone.
Definitive, comprehensive overview of costume jewellery that follows the evolution of costume jewellery from bourgeois France to the present day. covers a range of designers including Lalique, Fouquet, Dior, Balenciaga, Versace and many more.
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.
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.
Trendsetting contemporary jeweler Pamela Love invites us into her universe, revealing the obsessions and inspirations behind her cult jewelry.
One of the foremost names in beadwork, Cynthia Rutledge, creates 15 gorgeous, all-new projects. For intermediate to advanced-level headers. Each project offers historical perspective on the design, including an inspirational painting, instructions and an explanation of the required techniques.
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.
Overview of two decades of art jewellery by Evert Nijland, accompanies the exhibition "Renewed Past in Jewellery by Evert Nijland and Contemporary Art" at CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL) 6.3-28.8.2016.
Complete documentation of the "Design Workshop Schmuck" initiated by Hans Schullin and Fritz Maierhofen in the 1990s.
A glittering collection of jewelry emulating the human form, from the collection of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris
The 50 vanity cases shown in this book are from one private collection, with examples of contemporary jewellery and images illustrating the lives of those who owned them.
A comprehensive overview of Caroline Broadhead's life's work, starting in jewellery and extending to dance collaborations and installations.
Comprehensive volume on Danish silver jewellery including 170 pieces by 70 manufacturers and artists.
This is the ultimate illustrated guide to the most exquisite vanity cases from the nineteenth century onward; an unmissable opportunity for lovers of jewelry and fashion.
For Red X Thread, the gold- and silversmith and designer Franz Bette developed a new body of work which reflected his experiences in Asia.