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Book of Jewelry of the 1940s and 1950s

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This book follows the changing styles and taste in jewellery after the harsh years of the second world war and the way in which it also followed the trends in haute couture which blossomed with gorgeous fabrics and colours. Out went geometrical simplicity and floral stylization of the pre war years and in came a new and lavish style with large amounts of precious stones of many colours set in gold and platinum. The book includes 546 illustrations of which 235 are in colour. Biographies of individual jewellers and firms, together with a bibliography and glossary that make this book a must have for collectors, enthusiasts and the the trade.


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    Height: 13.00 in. (330.2 mm)Width: 9.75 in. (247.65 mm)Depth: 1.50 in. (38.1 mm)
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    London, GB
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