If Jewels Could Talk

If Jewels Could Talk

Hardback (26 Sep 2024)

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Publisher's Synopsis

A treasure trove of forgotten stories about jewels throughout history by internationally renowned jewellery expert, Carol Woolton. 

If Jewels Could Talk delves into the history, cultural significance and eclectic trivia of jewellery. As a jewellery historian, jewellery editor at British Vogue and now podcast host, Carol Woolton is uniquely qualified to take us on a whistle-stop tour through history via seven items of jewellery: hoops, rings, beads, charms, brooches, cuffs and head ornaments. 

Weaving in examples from cultures around the world, Carol will uncover fascinating stories about Viking silver torques, Imperial jade in China, sixteenth-century Posy rings, organic gems, snake motifs, Roman cameo carving, Hindu wedding jewellery, Etruscan gold, Ancient Greek coins, piercings, Wedding pigs in China, tiaras and anklets - to name but a few. 

A beautiful and illuminating gift for any jewellery lover, If Jewels Could Talk shines a light on all that glitters and more. 

'Such an interesting and romantic read for any jewellery lover. I loved it' - Theo Fennell

Book information

ISBN: 9781398526938
Publisher: Gallery UK
Imprint: Gallery UK
Pub date:
DEWEY: 391.709
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: -1g
Height: 216mm
Width: 135mm