Books for Every Jewelry Fanatic: Learn About Styles, Gems, and More!
Do you love all things sparkly and shiny? Are you fascinated by the art of jewelry making? If so, then you’re in luck! This blog post is for you. We’ve put together a list of books that will teach you everything you need to know about jewelry. From learning about different styles and gemstones to finding out how pieces are made, these books have it all. And the first on our list is:
1. Jewel: A Celebration of Earth’s Treasures by Dorling Kindersley:
Written by Dorling Kindersley, this book celebrates Earth’s treasures. It closely examines more than 400 gemstones, explaining their history and lore. You’ll also learn about the different jewelry styles that have been popular throughout the years.
2. The Jewelry Maker’s Handbook by Jinks McGrath:
If you’re interested in making your jewelry, this book is for you. Within its pages, you’ll find all the tools and techniques you need to get started. There are step-by-step instructions for creating both simple and complex pieces. You’ll also find helpful tips for choosing the right project materials.
3. Gems: A Lively Guide for the Amateur Gem Collector by Daniela M. Sheets:
This book is perfect for anyone who wants to start collecting gemstones. It covers everything from how to identify different types of gems to where you can find them. You’ll also learn about the different ways that they can be cut and polished.
4. The Cartier: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire by Francesca Cartier Brickell:
Something different from the others on this list, this book tells the story of the Cartier family and their famous jewelry business. You’ll learn about how they got started and all of the ups and downs they’ve faced over the years. The Cartier is a household name in jewelry, and if you’re interested in learning more about the history of jewelry, this is a great book to read.
6. Jewels & Jewelry by Clare Phillips:
Clare Phillips is a world-renowned jeweler, and in this book, she takes readers on a journey through the history of jewelry. From ancient Egypt to the present day, you’ll learn about the different styles and materials that have been used throughout the years. You’ll also learn about some of the most famous jewelers of all time and how they’ve made their mark on the jewelry world.
7. Hidden Gems: Jewelry Stories from the Salesroom:
Always an interesting read, Hidden Gems: Jewellery Stories from the Salesroom is a book by Hue-Williams and Raymond Sancroft-Baker. The book is a collection of forty stories from the salesroom, all about jewelry. You’ll learn about the people who buy and sell jewelry and the pieces they’re interested in. This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn more about the world of jewelry.
8. Chaumet Tiaras: Divine Jewels by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni:
Another book that tells the story of a famous jeweler is Chaumet Tiaras: Divine Jewels. This book focuses on the tiaras that Chaumet has created over the years. You’ll learn about the materials and styles used, as well as how they’ve been made. If you’re interested in learning more about tiaras, this is the book to read.
9. Lydia Courteille: Extraordinary Jewelry of Imagination and Dreams: Lydia Courteille:
Extraordinary Jewellery of Imagination and Dreams is a book by Courtney Mitchell. This book tells the story of Lydia Courteille, a world-renowned jeweler. You’ll learn about her life and work and the different pieces she’s created.
10. Celebrating Jewelry: Exceptional Jewels of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries:
This book doesn’t need any explanation. Written by Stephen C. Pugh and Alexandra Rhodes, this book is a compilation of some of the most beautiful jewelry pieces from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
11. Fine Jewelry Couture: Contemporary Heirlooms:
This book by Olivier Dupon talks about how fine jewelry is making a comeback in the fashion world. You’ll learn about the different designers who are creating beautiful pieces, as well as how to wear them.
12. Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World:
In this book, Aja Raden takes on the history of jewelry and how it has shaped the world. You’ll learn about the different cultures that have been obsessed with jewelry and how it has influenced the way we think about desire.
13. The Jeweler’s Directory of Gemstones: A Comprehensive Guide to Precious and Semi-Precious Stones:
This book by Judy Hall is a comprehensive guide to precious and semi-precious stones. You’ll learn about the different types of stones and their properties and uses.
When it comes to jewelry, there are a lot of great books out there that can help you learn about the different styles, materials, and history. These are just a few of the many available great books, so be sure to check them out!