It would be a safe assumption that the name Frédéric Zaavy is known only to a select few who have dedicated and immersed themselves into the art and craft of haute joallerie and gemology.
There is a great discrepancy in what awaits the reader of Chinese Contemporary Jewelry Design since what you might expect is nothing at all compared to the reality of its content.
It is a rare occurrence when a dedicated and extremely well-informed fashionphile runs across a book about a creator that they have never heard of before.
The starring attraction here is supposed to be the jewelry that has been created under the watchful eye of Victoire de Castellane who has been the sole “mistress” of Dior Joaillerie since its incep
Brace yourself, because if you, as the prospective reader, are waiting for another mega-sized coffee table monograph then you will be disappointed.
The subtitle to Beautiful Creatures is Jewelry Inspired by The Animal Kingdom, but prepare yourself to see some of the most spectacular jewelry ever produced whose jumping off poi
Once Upon a Diamond is most definitely more than a history of family jewels.
Gems is a journey through time for those who possess a neverending curiosity not just about the finished product, jewelry, but how each creative expression came to be from the time the raw
“Shaun Leane is a definitive example of the genre on every level.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Daniel Brush: Jewels Sculpture is unlike any other monograph within the genre of fine jewelry.
We have all heard the expression that “there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” and in this particular instance that pot is the incredibly spectacular creations from the legendary heritage
Gold and Gems is a stand-alone monograph within the genre of fine or precious jewelry.
Fashion, including fine jewelry, has its own set of sound bytes, catch phrases, and talking points that highlight and speak to a specific time frame in fashion as well as being the au courant topic
This monograph has a bit of a disconnect between the chosen subjects. The main focus is on brooches with barely a thread of connection between them and badges.
It would be a lie to say that neither the brand name Carnet nor its designer Michelle Ong were familiar to this reviewer, but the name and brand that is familiar is Joel Rosenthal of JAR in Paris,
“This book is about Farah Khan’s Life Philosophy embracing the most important values of Love, Spirituality, Nature and Roots.
If your taste in fine jewelry leans more on the traditional, meaning pieces with only “important” stones, of the Harry Winston variety, then Anna Hu: Symphony of Jewels may not be to your
There really aren’t enough superlatives to describe this book; Jewelry for Gentlemen is so much more than what one should expect from a book with such a simple title.
It would be impossible to call this book an easy read even though the subject matter is quite efficiently examined and explained.
If you were expecting a sumptuous and glorious coffee table book about the haute joallerie of Bulgari, then you will only be partially correct.
This is not your usual or expected coffee table book focusing on a fine jewelry brand.
Spectacular isn’t even close to a word that would properly or sufficiently describe the contents and execution of Resonances de Cartier. There has been a spate of books focusing on the leg
"a glorious volume . . ."
In the world of high jewelry (haute joaillerie or alta gioielleria) it is a rather well known fact that the French have always maintained a leading, if not, starring role.