New York: BW Publishing / Rizzoli, 1997. Softcover. Cream & color illus. wraps, French flaps, 191 pp.,profusely illus. in color. VG- (Covers are slightly aged; otherwise very clean.). Item #145999
"Cartier, Chaumet and Chanel - some of the most renowned names in jewelry are among the glittering houses profiled in this comprehensive guide to the age-old tradition of fashion jewelry. Its pages reveal the fascinating transformation of rough stones and raw gold into desirable objects, taking us from the mines in to the world's prestigious jewelry stores. The elegance and inspiration of truly fine jewelry, from the classic to the modern, is detailed in lively descriptions and stunning full-color illustrations." (from the flap).