Literature is known for its many applications in a lot of life departments: from fiction, hobbies, studies, etc. Little did we know that there are so many books on jewellery. Of course, it doesn’t take for you to be some kind of jewellery expert to understand them. Additionally, you can find history books, special editions with illustrations, and jewellery basics books. So, next time you’re out to the bookshop or you see an online sale, check out our suggestions.
Also, you can read on your ebook if you’re on the road at some point.
Jewel: A Celebration of Earth’s Treasures
The most recommended book out there turns out to be this one and it contains all the know-how when it comes to gemstones. Every page is beautifully illustrated with tons of information on each possible precious stone.
Also, the reader can find various little snippets of additional information on every page, if he wants to.
The book is by Sarah Hue-Williams who is a freelance jewellery historian and gemologist, and the director of Christie’s auction house Raymond Sancroft-Baker. It’s astonishing how these two people gathered their knowledge.
In the book’s introduction, the authors explain briefly:
“The stories we tell here are based on our first-hand encounters with jewellery in the salerooms at Christie’s, and they reveal something of the resonance and personal meaning that jewels have had for their many different owners and wearers through the ages,”
In short, this book is 300 pages of understanding jewellery and how to handle any heirlooms.
Enjoy this velvety book design and savour its contents thoroughly.
The Jeweler’s Directory of Gemstones
This absolute jewel in the crown of a jewellery book is a guide that can help you out with all things when it comes to groups, grading, sources, cutting, appraising, faceting, and also how to spot fake stones.
The jewellery book author is Judith Crowe and she explains cover to cover how to maintain gemstones,and other information. This book is fairly small with its 176 pages, but it’s enough to give you the foundation.
Diamond Jewelry: 700 Years of Glory and Glamour
If you are on the search for a good history book, then this one might become your favourite. Diana Scarisbrick creates a capsule of jewelry history and highlights all the important pieces with their owners accordingly.
Overall, it’s a marvelous read filled with ancient drama, enigmatic love affairs and more. All of this is captured through the prism of jewellery.
Isn’t it fascinating?
It’s quite an affordable book and we are sure that it will be up your alley.
Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World
This gorgeous book is from the author Aja Raden who is a former jeweler and it depicts the world of jewellery lightly. Moreover, this educational piece of literature covers not only the history of jewellery. It also covers the psychology behind buying jewellery and the science side of all things shiny.
Gem Identification Made Easy
With this book by Antoinette Matlins and Antonio C. Bonanno, jewellery fans can explore ways of identifying pieces when buying. Moreover, this little read (400 pages) can help people discover fake stones with 230 photos and illustrations.
And if you decide to get a bit scientific, there is also a guide on what instruments to get for identification.
Fine Jewellery Couture: Contemporary Heirlooms
This gorgeous coffee table book is based on fashion jewellery and moreover on high-end pieces. The author is Olivier Dupon and he picked out about 35 jewellers worldwide for his guide.
The interesting thing about this read is that there are also interviews on hand from the designers.
For example designer Margot McKinney says that she loves her collections so much, that she just looks at them with owe.
And this is where we come to a halt with this article.
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