Fashion & Beauty

A History of Jewelry: Joseph Saidian & Sons

This book offers a unique way of exploring the world of vintage jewelry for experts, newcomers, and anyone with an interest in the topic.

Every piece of jewelry tells a story, and none more so than the exquisite pieces in this book, which have passed through several notable owners before arriving at Joseph Saidian & Sons, an antique jeweler’s shop nestled in the Manhattan Art and Antiques Center. Each chapter is centered around a particular piece of jewelry and the way in which it is emblematic: a previous owner, an exemplary design or dominant material. From an array of historic pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels to a discussion of Indian royalty and its relationship with jewelry to pages filled with exquisite pearl jewelry, this book satisfies both the casual fan and the devotee with full-color photographs and informative themed chapters.

The eclectic choice of jewels and objets makes this a book unlike any other, with myriad entry points to larger discussions on broader themes and trends that the pieces figure into. This publication features beautiful full-color photographs of jewelry from various historical eras up to the present day, with a wide range of materials and styles. Each piece offers a different entry point for discussing the history of jewelry and various design elements, techniques, materials, and societal implications.

About The Author

Caroline Childers has been publishing well-regarded books about jewelry for nearly 40 years, including six volumes of the comprehensive Jewelry International.

  • Publish Date: October 09, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11-1/4
  • Pages: 176
  • US Price: $35.00
  • CDN Price: $47.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6538-3

Author Bookshelf: Caroline Childers