2003, (23,7 x 28,6 cm), 494 pp. English text, 977 colour & 44 b&w ills., hardcover
This book brings together in one volume identification and dating of jewellery made in the last 200 years Almost 1,000 superb colour 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. Understanding Jewellery is a comprehensive guide to 19th and 20th Century jewellery. From the methods used to identify and date pieces, to the factors that can affect their value, this volume contains an abundance of expertise relating to precious stones and metals. With almost 1000 magnificent colour illustrations accompanied by straightforward but thorough explanations, this publication offers a richer and more accessible reading experience than traditional text-dominated books. Including introductions to precious and semi-precious stones, and details of the stylistic developments of jewellery over the last 200 years, this volume is a standard work of reference and aninvaluable tool for collectors and dealers alike.