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Understanding Jewellery

Understanding Jewellery

By (author) Daniela Mascetti
By (author) David Bennett


  • Brings together in one volume identification and dating of jewelry made in the last 200 years
  • Almost 1,000 superb color illustrations to help facilitate identification and understanding
  • Written in straightforward, non-technical English, with a new chapter to bring the book into the twenty-first century
  • A standard work of reference
. . . a delightful and presentation worthy coffee table book, Understanding Jewellery is also, in the truest sense, serves as an inviting educational tool with exhaustive encyclopedic explanations of jewelry starting in the late 18th century to the present. - New York Journal of Books
Full Description
A classic Antique Collectors' Club title, Understanding Jewellery is unique in explaining why jewelry values vary and the individual points important for each category. Explanations are given in a straightforward, uncomplicated manner with a text largely linked directly to specific illustrations. This makes the assimilation of the information much easier than in traditional text-dominated books. The authors, both jewelry experts, evaluate many millions of pounds' worth annually and thus handle a complete cross-section of what is available on the market. They have specially selected the hundreds of superb color illustrations to show what to look for and, equally important, what to avoid. Whether interested in the history of fashion, deciding what to buy or simply to enjoy a visual feast of beautiful objects, this book will serve as an invaluable reference and represents outstanding value. "This book is an excellent guide to some of the finer points of both antique and contemporary jewellery, not least because of the vast quantity of photographs and illustrations, and will be of great use to dealers and collectors." - Antiques Bulletin
About the Author
David Bennett is Chairman of Sotheby's International Jewellery Division for Europe and the Middle East. Daniela Mascetti has been with Sotheby's since 1980, started the jewellery department in Milan and is now a senior expert and director, based in London. Both authors are Fellows of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.
ACC Art Books
16th Oct 2017
USA & Canada
9.25 in x 11.3 in
496 Pages
977 color, 44 b&w
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