Conceived, written & edited by our very own GlitteratiGirl, this beautiful book not only showcases beautiful jewels but shines a light on the world of ethical jewellery and its notable supporters such as HRH Prince of Wales.
Francesca Cartier Brickell
This 'aint grandma's history book! "Family Portrait" is probably an understatement, right? I mean... it's only about one of the biggest jewellery families ever! Beautifully written, vivid details and lovely intimate family stories.
S.Hue-Williams & R.Sancroft-Baker
Wonderful stories that leave auction results behind, going beyond the saleroom and behind the scenes. 40 incredible stories about historical jewels with some lovely surprises along the way.
Lore and legend tied together with fact, symbolism and critical thinking. SOLD! Stoned is not a typical "jewellery book", Raden addresses the concept of perception and value pertaining to stones with history, psychology and anecdotes.
JEWELS: A SECRET HISTORY
Each chapter, a stone, arranged in accordance with the Moh's scale of hardness. Clever & impressive! This book does a deep dive into culture, history and gemmology, rife with anecdotes & interesting tidbits. Great storytelling, a must read!
DIVING FOR STARFISH
This one generated a bit of controversy in the trade! An interesting read if you read it like a historical novel rather than a portrayal of history. Many of the interviewees will say emphasise the novel part!