A Passion for Jewelry: Secrets to Collecting, Understanding, and Caring for Your Jewelry

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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...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847830022
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/23/2007
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,540,947
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Fronty is a journalist and stylist and contributes to a number of interior and lifestyle magazines. She is also the author of more than a dozen books.Yves Duronsoy is a photographer who works regularly for international fashion and lifestyle magazines as well as advertising campaigns. They are the co-authors of A Well-Kept Home and The Scented Home.
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