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Jewelry from Nature
Author: Ruth Peltason

ISBN: 9780500515334
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 October 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.7 x 22.9 x 2.7
Description:
Jewelry from Nature explores 200 years of fine jewelry made from natural materials, worn by style icons including the Duchess of Windsor, Coco Chanel and Diana Vreeland. Among the jewelers included are Cartier (whose Art Deco pieces in coral are icons of their era), Van Cleef & Arpels, Boivin, Fabergé, Verdura (whose seashell brooches from the 1940s are collectors items), Schlumberger, Hermès, Lalique, Seaman Schepps and Tiffany. The book also features a host of important contemporary designers, notably Patricia von Musulin, Ted Muehling and Liv Blåvarp. This timely and unique study of a key theme in jewelry design will appeal to makers, dealers, curators, collectors and historians.

About the Author

Ruth Peltason runs Bespoke Books, a small book producing company that specialises in books on the cultural arts, including Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry, Kate Spade's Occasions, Style, and Manners. I Am Not My Breast Cancer grew out of the author's passion to wed her skills as a book editor and her own experiences with breast cancer. She was ...

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