Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Firefly Books; Updated edition (September 12, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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This book presents a well-organized and well-illustrated history of thousands of years of jewelry. The textual information is packed full of interesting information and the photos have detailed captions that further enhances the amount of information presented here. As a jewelry designer, I find this to be a valuable addition to my library.
Beautiful book, with tons of eye candy and great inspiration for jewelers. Very good explanations and background on the pieces.One very interesting feature of this book is that there are several images of the portraits of the original owners wearing the jewelry pieces which reference current photographs of the actual piece as it is today.Big book, with lots of beautiful pictures and interesting text. Good description of the materials used to create the jewelry.Recommended.
The best rapport cost/benefice. High-quality images, concise text, thorough presentation of the main aspects of jewelry history throughout the world! I recommend it for all professionals in the field, and for the lovers of history.
If you were allowed to own only one book on the history of jewelry, this wouldn't be a bad option. Multiple high quality pictures on every page are accompanied by information about the pieces and how jewelry was made and used in the time and place. Pieces you may have seen before, but many that aren't in other books. More color pictures than black and white, and all are crisp and clear.
A well presented history of jewelry and beautiful photos. Well worth every penny and then some if your are interested in history of jewelry making. Not a how too book.
I purchased this book as a reference for a paper I am writing on Etruscan jewelry. Though the selection of Etruscan jewels is small compared to the book, I am elated to add this piece to my personal library as it is just beautiful and contains great information on the eras of jewelry. This is one book that I feel completely comfortable highly recommending.
I got this book for Christmas as a gift. I loved the pictures and information. If you are a re-enactor,SCA or costumer interested in history and pictures in detail to be period correct.It is well organized and with most books only covers ancient and Europe. This also mentions Orient, the Americas. It a great book in any re-enactors or costumers library
This is a great book on jewellry through the ages and already I been inspired to try some designs, based on the ancient pieces presented here. One can only look in awe at the "acquisitions" made by the 19th century explorers and hope one day common sense will prevail so that some works can make their way back to where they should be. In the interim I think we should be happy that such wonderful items are in one place where they can be viewed at leisure.
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