Jewels and Jewellery

by Clare Phillips

Jewels and Jewellery Synopsis

This sumptuous book, now updated to mark the opening of the spectacular new Jewellery Gallery at the V&A in May 2008, features exquisite early medieval pieces and superb examples of jewellery design from the Renaissance up to the present. Exceptional photographs illustrate not only rare precious stones but elaborate techniques such as chasing, enamelling and cameo. Famous jewels are featured alongside rings, brooches, pendants, earrings and tiaras, all revealing the beauty and technical virtuosity of their maker's art.

Jewels and Jewellery Press Reviews

'Astounding photography brings each piece alive, making it shine off the page as it reveals its materials and the jeweller's mastery of his technique' The Good Book Guide'Full of pictures of some of the most spectacular and intricate jewellery you are ever likely to see' Scotsman

Book Information

ISBN: 9781851775354
Publication date: 21st April 2008
Author: Clare Phillips
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Jewellery & beadcraft, Antiques & collectables: jewellery,

About Clare Phillips

Clare Phillips is a curator in the Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass Department at the V&A. Her publications include Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present (1996) and contributions to Art Nouveau 1890-1914 (V&A 2002) and Silver (V&A 2003).

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