If you are behind with the Christmas gifts here is a collection of 15 coffee table books, exploring the world of precious gem stones from Cartier refined style to Bulgari opulence and Indian priceless stones. A perfect gift for the beauty lovers!
Sapphires from Sri Lanka, diamonds from Golconda and engraved emeralds, this breathtaking book of condensed luxury, published by Assouline, retraces four centuries of Indian history through the astounding jewelry collection of Sheikh Hamad.
Beyond Extravagance – A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels by Dr. Amin Jaffer, published by Assouline
This second tome documents 316 treasures designed by the Place Vendôme‘s most secretive jeweler, Joël Arthur Rosenthal, displaying his fine collections and charming style, which is also currently on show at a rare official retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Publishing house Prestel looks back to the beginnings of jewelry-making with this beautiful book on the 25,000-year history of jewelry. An inspiring tome, showcasing the jewels of Berlin’s Staatliche Museen museum, this book takes readers to the four corners of the world to discover everything from Etruscan gems to African jewels, becoming a must-read for any jewelry lover.
For jewelry lovers, it’s not the sex and scandal surrounding 20th century icons like Wallis Simpson, Daisy Fellowes, and Barbara Hutton that are so fascinating, but their incredible collections of fine jewelry. With Thames and Hudson‘s book 20th century Jewelry and the Icons of Style, which explores both aspects of the women’s lives, there’s no need to choose.
It’s a story that spans 14 generations of one family, running from the Craveggia valley on the Swiss-Italian border to Paris’ rue de la Paix, via some of the most colorful figures in European royal history. Jewelry historian Vincent Meylan takes us through the Mellerio dits Meller story, in this book from Télémaque.
“I believe the things I make have museum quality and, hopefully, will last as long as the originals that inspired them”, David Webb. Assouline is celebrating the 65th birthday of the jewelry deisgner who was the Kennedy‘s favorite, with this look back at his animal-inspired pieces and inspiring quotes.
Many of these Romanov treasures disappeared with the last Tsar, mythical pieces for those who dream of the restoration of the collection, revisited by Stefano Papi to celebrate 400 years of the dynasty.
- JAR Jewelry For Sale During Metropolitan Museum Exhibition (forbes.com)
- A Sweeping Look at More Than 4 Centuries of Jewelry From India (india.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Liz Taylor’s Necklace Glitters in Paris Cartier Show – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)