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Boudoir Bible

The Boudoir Bible The Uninhibited Sex Guide for Today
By Rizzoli International Publications
Located in New York, NY
tome. Although it also covers the basics, The Boudoir Bible fills those niches missing from other sex
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Books

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Paper

Betony Vernon "Marabou Pleasure Puff Ring" Ring Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
chapter 13 - The Touch of a Feather, in Vernon's book The Boudoir Bible. Material: Sterling Silver 925
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1990s Italian Contemporary Fashion Rings

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Pleasure Puff Cuff" Bracelet Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
chapter 13 - The Touch of a Feather, in Vernon's book The Boudoir Bible. Material: Silver 925 and Marabou
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1990s Italian Contemporary Charm Bracelets

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Ostrich Feather Puff" Green Ring Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
Boudoir Bible. Material: Sterling Silver 925 Color: Green feathers Hall marks: BV-925 Size: 6.5
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1990s Italian Contemporary Fashion Rings

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Ostrich Feather Puff" White Ring Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
Boudoir Bible. Material: Sterling Silver 925 Hall marks: BV-925 Size: 7 Color: White Also available in
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1990s Italian Contemporary Fashion Rings

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Ostrich Feather Puff" Black Ring Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
Boudoir Bible. Material: Sterling Silver 925 Hall marks: BV-925 Size: 6.5 Colors: Black Handcrafted in
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1990s Italian Contemporary Fashion Rings

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Leather Whip Necklace" Sterling Silver 925
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
: Refer to chapter 17 X Marks the Sweet Spot–Erotic Flagellation of Vernon's book The Boudoir Bible
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1990s Italian Contemporary More Necklaces

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Small Double Sphere Massage Ring" 18 Karat Gold Ring
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
satisfaction. Refer to chapter 9 Ascent to Paradise: Orchestrating the Senses of The Boudoir Bible for
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1990s Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Gold, 18k Gold

Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Massage Ring" Ring 18 Karat Gold
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
to chapter 9 Ascent to Paradise: Orchestrating the Senses of The Boudoir Bible for titillating tips
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1990s Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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18k Gold, Gold

Betony Vernon "Small Double Sphere Massage Ring" Ring Sterling Silver 925
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
satisfaction. Refer to chapter 9 Ascent to Paradise: Orchestrating the Senses of The Boudoir Bible for
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1990s Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "You Are Mine" Necklace Small Sterling Silver in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
Play) in Vernon’s book The Boudoir Bible (Rizzoli Nyc) to learn more about the powers and pleasures of
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Early 2000s Italian Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Ben Wa Balls" with Marble Box Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
Boudoir Bible for a full initiation. Material: Sterling Silver 925 balls and a Marble signature BV box
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Boxes and Cases

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "YOU ARE MINE" Necklace Medium Sterling Silver 925
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
MINE” my sweet Valentine! Refer to chapter 10 (The Joy Of Play) in Vernon’s book The Boudoir Bible
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Early 2000s Italian Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Marble Massage Ring" Sterling Silver 925
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
satisfaction. Refer to chapter 9 "Ascent to Paradise: Orchestrating the Senses" of The Boudoir Bible for
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Sterling Silver

"Ostrich Feather Tickler Attachment" Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
Boudoir Bible for a full initiation to sensual tickling. Material: Sterling Silver 925 handle, Ostrich
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1990s Italian Contemporary More Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "O'Ring Slave Choker" Necklace Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
mine"! Refer to chapter 10 (The Joy Of Play) in Vernon’s book The Boudoir Bible (Rizzoli Nyc) to learn
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1990s Italian Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Sterling Silver, Silver

Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Dumortierite Massage Ring" Sterling Silver 925
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
satisfaction. Refer to chapter 9 "Ascent to Paradise: Orchestrating the Senses" of The Boudoir Bible for
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Amazonite Massage Ring" Sterling Silver 925
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
Paradise: Orchestrating the Senses" of The Boudoir Bible for titillating tips. Material: Sterling Silver
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Amazonite, Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Thulite Massage Ring" Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
" of The Boudoir Bible for titillating tips. Material: Sterling Silver 925 and Thulite stone spheres
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Sterling Silver

Paradise Found: An Erotic Treasury for Sybarites
By Rizzoli International Publications
Located in New York, NY
groundbreaking Boudoir Bible. A celebrated pioneer in the field of sexology and erotic design, Vernon unlocks
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21st Century and Contemporary Books

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Paper

Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Onyx Massage Ring" Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
satisfaction. Refer to chapter 9 "Ascent to Paradise: Orchestrating the Senses" of The Boudoir Bible for
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Onyx, Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Thulite Massage Ring" Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
chapter 9 "Ascent to Paradise: Orchestrating the Senses" of The Boudoir Bible for titillating tips
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Calcite Massage Ring" Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
" of The Boudoir Bible for titillating tips. Material: Sterling Silver 925 and Calcite stone spheres
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Onyx Massage Ring" 18 Karat Gold
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
satisfaction. Refer to chapter 9 "Ascent to Paradise: Orchestrating the Senses" of The Boudoir Bible for
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Onyx, 18k Gold

"Ostrich Feather Tickler with O'Ring Cuff" Bracelet Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
chapter 13 - The Touch of a Feather in Vernon's book The Boudoir Bible for a full initiation to sensual
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1990s Italian Contemporary Cuff Bracelets

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Sterling Silver

Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Calcite Massage Ring" 18 Karat Gold
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
of The Boudoir Bible for titillating tips. Material: 18 Karat Gold and Calcite stone spheres (21mm
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Gold, 18k Gold

Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Calcite Massage Ring" 18 Karat Gold
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
" of The Boudoir Bible for titillating tips. Material: 18 Karat Gold and Calcite stone spheres (21mm
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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18k Gold, Gold

"Ostrich Feather Tickler w O'Ring Choker" Necklace Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
By Betony Vernon
Located in Rome, IT
chapter 13 - The Touch of a Feather in Vernon's book The Boudoir Bible for a full initiation to sensual
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1990s Italian Contemporary Choker Necklaces

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Sterling Silver

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Betony Vernon "Small Double Sphere Massage Ring" Ring Sterling Silver 925
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Betony Vernon "YOU ARE MINE" Necklace Sterling Silver in Stock
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Early 2000s Italian Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Marble Massage Ring" Sterling Silver 925 in Stock
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Boudoir Bible For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact boudoir bible you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using silver, sterling silver and 18k gold. You can easily find a 28 antique edition and 11 modern creations to choose from as well. Finding the perfect boudoir bible may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. A boudoir bible of any era or style can lend versatility to your look, but a version featuring amazonite, from our inventory of 1, is particularly popular. Today, if you’re looking for a ball cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes alternatives. Most of our boudoir bible for sale are for women, but there are 23 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much is a Boudoir Bible?

On average, a boudoir bible at 1stDibs sells for $1,642, while they’re typically $35 on the low end and $16,420 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Betony Vernon for sale on 1stDibs

The paradigm shift took place over lunch in Florence, Italy, circa 1992. Betony Vernon, a striking flame-haired jewelry designer, was showing off her most recent creation: the 18-karat-gold O-ring, designed with a nod to a bondage collar, with a smaller ring affixed to its front.

Playfully, Vernon's partner put his pinky through the smaller ring as she donned the larger one. Then, the unexpected happened. “There was an electric impulse running through this piece,” she recalls. “We both felt it.” The feeling changed her life. “That was the moment I knew that jewelry can provide sensation and reinforce an intimate bond.”

Enabling others to experience electric moments like that — to “bring luxury, fantasy and sensual possibilities to the fine-jewelry world” — has been Vernon's aim ever since. “Sex and luxury were never associated,” she noticed, and the jewelry designer set out to change that. The result was her 1992 Sado-Chic collection, which became the Paradise Found collection.

Vernon grew up in Virginia and studied art history, religion and goldsmithing at Virginia Commonwealth University. Following her graduation in 1990, she moved to Florence, later earning a master’s in industrial design from the Domus Academy in Milan. Europe has been home ever since.

Vernon's designs are provocative, sexy. But if you look no further than that, you’re missing a much bigger (and more interesting) point. Vernon’s rings, necklaces, bracelets and other accessories represent a vital part of what she sees as her life’s mission.

“Pleasure,” she explains, “has been associated with sin, wrongness and naughtiness, not with joy, happiness and bonding.” Vernon has set out to demolish that “pleasure taboo.”

So, how is pleasure reflected in the design of Vernon's jewelry (and remember, we are talking sensuality not sexuality)? Early in the design process, she asks, “How many senses can I turn on?” Every detail relates to a sensual experience.

That crisp snap a clasp makes when opening or closing? A pleasure to the ear.

The softness and spring of noble metals, silver and gold? A pleasure to the touch.

And always, Vernon believes, jewelry embodies memory, legacy. A pleasure for the soul.

Find a collection of Betony Vernon jewelry on 1stDibs.

A Close Look at contemporary Jewelry

Contemporary jewelry is inextricably linked with the moment in which it is created, frequently reflecting current social, cultural and political issues such as environmental consciousness, identity and sustainability. It’s informed by fashion trends, from the chokers of the 1990s to the large chain necklaces of the early 2000s.

Jewelry is one of the oldest forms of adornment. Lockets made of silver or gold have been treasured gifts for hundreds of years, for example, and charm bracelets, which have existed since prehistoric times, didn’t become especially popular until the 19th-century reign of Queen Victoria. For many centuries, fine jewelry was used primarily to express wealth or status through lavish materials. Then, in the 1960s, a concept known as the “critique of preciousness” emerged, with jewelers creating pieces that did not get their value from gemstones or precious metals. Instead, it was the jeweler’s artistic vision that was prized and elevated.

This shift still informs Contemporary jewelry being made by artists today. Whether they are using cheap, found materials and working with provocative geometric shapes or seeking out the rarest stones, they are imbuing their work with meaning through their skills, techniques and ideas. Innovative designers such as Elsa Peretti, who popularized sculptural sterling-silver jewelry for Tiffany & Co., and David Yurman, who twisted metal into the simple yet striking Cable bracelet, have also influenced the direction of Contemporary jewelry’s forms and aesthetics.

Meanwhile, technological advancements like metal alloys and laser engraving have led to new possibilities in jewelry design. Now, edgy makers and brands as well as minimalist designers are pushing Contemporary jewelry forward into the 21st century.

Find a collection of Contemporary rings, earrings, necklaces and other jewelry on 1stDibs.