A Passion for Jewelry

A Passion for Jewelry

Secrets to Collecting, Understanding and Caring for your Jewelry

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
Full of helpful ideas and tips as well as stunning photographs, A Passion for Jewelry is the complete illustrated guide on how to appreciate, collect, and care for all types of beautiful jewelry. Beginning with detailed exploration and history of different materials, including classics such as gold, silver, and amber and more unusual ones such as glass and cloth, the book covers everything you ever wanted to know about jewelry. The text explains how to recognize different stones and estimate their worth, where to purchase the most extraordinary jewelry, and the simple steps involved in starting your own collection. Also included is practical advice on how to clean, preserve, and store your jewelry and even a chapter on how to display your jewelry around your home. Completing this dazzling book are Yves Duronsoy’s atmospheric photographs that perfectly capture the essence of each piece of necklace, bracelet, and ring featured.

Baker & Taylor
Enhanced by full-color photographs throughout, a lively celebration of the beauty of collectible and antique jewelry traces the history of jewelry and the materials from which it is created, explaining how to identify different jewels and estimate their value, where to find great jewelry, how to start a collection, and how to clean, preserve, store, and display one's jewelry.

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2007
ISBN: 9780847830022
Branch Call Number: 739.27075 FRO
Characteristics: 157 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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