The holidays are almost upon us, which means one thing – delighting our loved ones! Getting a meaningful present can be a difficult task, especially if you want to give something personal, something that can speak to the very soul of your loved one.
When it comes to jewelry, the choice is extra hard. But if your loved one is a jewelry lover and a book lover, jewelry books can be the perfect solution!
Here are just some of the titles perfect for enjoying a cozy Christmas morning.
The Pearl Necklace by Vivienne Becker
The Little Black Dress of jewelry, a pearl necklace can be dressed up and down, it can be bold and discrete, it can be opulent and humble. Award-winning journalist, Vivienne Becker, traces the pearl back to history and on the way explored and presents the history of jewelry, along with the evolution of fashion itself.
This book can be considered the authoritative work on pearls and, just like the jewel, it’s gorgeous – the pearlescent story is told through photography, still-lifes of the most famous pearls, along with the women who draped them around their neck.
Hidden Gems: Jewelry Stories from the Saleroom by Sarah Hue-Williams and Raymond Sancroft-Baker
What’s a jewel without a story? You can argue it’s nothing more than a pretty colored rock. Fortunately, one jewelry historian (Hue-Williams) and one European Jewelry Director for Christie’s (Sancroft-Baker) have joined forces and decided to reveal all the secrets and stories behind our favorite jewelry.
Each gem inside this jewelry book is followed by a tale, and each of those is a result of the writers’ first-hand encounters with the gems. Whether it’s a diamond worn in battle or ruby that once graced the neck of the most famous French lady of the court, each of the stones in the book is spellbound by a story of where it came from and what it saw along the way.
Jewel: A Celebration of Earth’s Treasures
This book on jewelry delivers on its promise – behind the black velvet cover is an explosion of color, wonder, and brilliance. An encyclopedia of jewels of sorts, this book is a comprehensive guide, peppered with spreads that feature some of the most well-known jewels in history.
Not just another coffee table book, this title will provide you with surprising information on almost every page – topics range from Halley’s Comet opal, the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar, to the Staffordshire Hoard.
Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry
Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry book is almost as dazzling as the woman herself. From the time she’s first stepped on the stage, she’s been a star. Over the years, she’s continued to evolve and dazzle, with each step proving her greatness and poise to both herself and the world.
Jewelry is just one of her many passions and one she has stayed true to over decades. In her book, she gives the reader a personal, guided tour of her impressive collection. From Burmese rubies and Cartier diamonds to a 33.19 carat Krupp diamond, each is followed by amusing anecdotes and intimate tales from this extraordinary woman’s life.
If you want to make the present extra special, why not include some jewelry in the box? From key chains to charm bracelets and divine earrings – you can find the perfect match for your loved one in our shop! A custom made jewelry piece just might be even better – get us the design, and we’ll make sure the joy you bring to your loved one is extra special!