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Historical Jewellery Books List / Recommended Reading

These are books that I have enjoyed learning from and using as reference material

* Denotes books I have particularily liked and I felt were well worth the investment particularily if you are a keen jewellery collector or dealer

 

Hallmarks

* Jacksons Silver & Gold Marks - Charles James Jackson, Edited by Ian Pickford - ISBN 9781851491285

* The Silversmiths of Birmingham and their Marks 1750-1980 - Edited by Kenneth Crisp Jones - ISBN 0719800021

* Chester Gold & Silver Marks 1570 - 1962 - Maurice H Ridgway & Philip T Priestly - ISBN 1851494472

* Marks of London Gold & Silversmiths Vol 1 & 2 1697 - 1914 - John P Fallon - ISBN 0715354477

* International Hallmarks on Silver - Tardy - ISBN 1903452007

* Poincons D'or de Platine et de Palladium - Tardy - ISBN 290162215-1 (French Text for World Gold Platinum Marks)

* Silver Marks Of The World - Jan Divis -  ISBN 1840560851

* Gold Marks Of the World - Jan Divis - ISBN 1856481719

Guide to Russian Silver Hallmarks - Paul L Paulson - ISBN Not listed Privately Printed

A Guide to Old French Plate - Louis Carre - ISBN 413283208

American Jewelry Manufacturers - Dorothy T Rainwater - ISBN 0887401201

* American Jewellery Manufacturers - Dorothy T Rainwater - ISBN 0887401201

* Russian Silver Hallmarks 1700 -1917 - Geoffrey Watts - ISBN 09530637-7-1

World Hallmarks Volume 1 Europe 19th - 21st Centuries - William B Whetstone, Danusia V Niklewicz, Lindy L Matua - ISBN 9780979762802

 

General Jewellery

* Understanding Jewellery -  David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti - ISBN 1851492054

* Jewellery The International Era 1789 - 1910 Vol 1 & Vol 2 - Shirley Bury - ISBN 185149104X

Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery - John Benjamin - ISBN 1851494073

* Silver Jewellery Identification & Price Guide - Fred Rezazadeh - ISBN 1574321889

The Price Guide to Jewellery 3000 B.C - 1950 A.D - Michael Poynder - ISBN 0902028502

The Master Jewelers - Edited by Kenneth Snowman - ISBN 0500283869

* Warmans Jewelry Identification & Price Guide - Christie Romero - ISBN 0873493281

Antique & Twentieth Century Jewellery - Vivienne Becker - ISBN 0719801710

* Jewellery Source Book - Edited by Diana Scarisbrick - ISBN 1577150473

Jewels & Jewellery - Clare Phillips - ISBN 9781851775354

Pre-Raphaelite to Arts and Crafts Jewelry - Charlotte Gere and Geoffrey C. Munn - ISBN 1851492577

Jewelry From Antiquity to the Present - Clare Phillips - ISBN 0500202877

* A History of Jewellery, 1100-1870 - Joan Evans - 0486261220

Four Centuries of European Jewellery - Ernle Bradford - ISBN Not known

* Brilliant Europe Jewels from European Courts - Diana Scarisbrick - ISBN 9061537746

* An illustrated Dictionary of Jewellery - Harold Newman - ISBN  0500274525

From the Treasury Catalogue 1997 - Antwerp Diamond Museum  - ISBN Not Listed (Text is written in Flemish and in English)

Answers to Questions about Old Jewelry - Jeanenne Bell - ISBN 0896890538

Jewellery Though The Ages - Guido Gregorietti - SBN 60021203

Antique Jewellery Its Manufacture Materials & Design - James Duncan - ISBN  978074780385

The Beauty of Jewellery - Joan Frank - ISBN 0904681742

A History of Jewellery Five Thousand Years - J Andersen Black - ISBN 0517344378

A History of Gems & Jewellery - Graham Hughes - ISBN 0714818909

Jewellery The Intelligent Layman - Jack Ogden - ISBN 0947798358

* The Gold & Silver Buyers Handbook / Guide - Raffi Katz - ISBN 9780951209530

Jewellery - Peter Hinks - No ISBN

Jewellery From Renaissance to Art Nouveau - Claude Fregnac - NO ISBN

The Art of Jewellery - Graham Hughes - ISBN 0289702879

* The Triumph of Love - Geoffrey C Munn - ISBN 0500236615

Jewellery The Costume Accessories Series - Diana Scarisbrick - ISBN 0713442786

Old Jewellery - Duncan James - ISBN 0747800472


Designer Specific Jewellery

* Charles Horner of Halifax A Celebration Of His Life And Work - Tom J Lawson - ISBN 0954235401

* Georg Jensen Jewelry - Edited By David A Taylor - ISBN 0300107064

* Miriam Haskell Jewelry - Cathy Gordon & Shiela Pamfiloff - ISBN 076432070X

Rough Diamonds The Butler & Wilson Collection - Vivienne Becker - ISBN 1851455213

Bejewelled By Tiffany - Clare Phillips - ISBN 0300116519

* Castellani & Giuliano The Judith H Siegel Collection - Sotheby's Catalogue New York Dec 2006

* Castellani & Giuliano Revivalist Jewellers of the 19th Century - Geoffrey C Munn - ISBN 0862940443

* Falize A Dynsasty of Jewellers - Kathrine Purcell - ISBN 0500019118

Chanel Fine Jewery - Francois Baudot - ISBN 2843235162

Jewelry By Chanel - Patrick Mauries - ISBN 0821225502

 

Style Specific Jewellery

Antique Sweetheart Jewelry - Nicolas D Snider - ISBN 0887409024

* Charms & Charm Bracelets The Complete Guide - Joanne Schwartz, Tecnical Adviser Joan MunKacsi - ISBN 0764321293

* The Necklace From Antiquity To The Present - Amanda Triossi & Daniella Mascetti - ISBN 0500017670

* Earrings From Antiquity To The Present - Daniella Mascetti Amanda Triossi - ISBN 0500281610

* Tiara's A History of Splendour - Geoffrey C Munn - ISBN 1851493751

Finger Rings - Diana Scarisbrick & Martin Henig - ISBN 1854441663

* Rings Symbols of Wealth Power & Affection - Diana Scarisbrick - ISBN 0810937751

* Rings Jewelry of Power Love & Loyalty - Diana Scarisbrick - ISBN 9780500513644

The Jeweled Menagerie - Suzanne Tennenbaum & Janet Zapata - ISBN 9780500286739 (Jewelled animals)

* Mourning Art & Jewellery - Maureen Delorme - ISBN 0764319647 (Mourning Jewelley)

Masonic Timepieces, Rings Balls & Watch Fobs - Julius C Clarke - No ISBN

* British Rings - Charles Oman - ISBN 0713407328

* Historic Rings Four Thousand Years of Craftmanship - Diana Scarisbrick - ISBN 4770025408

Modernist Jewelry - Marbeth Schon - ISBN 0764320203

Scottish Jewellery A Victorian Passion - Diana Scarisbrick - ISBN 9788874395248

Bewitching  Jewelry, Jewelry of the Black Arts - Carl H Giles & Barbara Ann Williams - ISBN 0498016544

Collecting Antique Stickpins - Jack & Elynore "Pet" Kerins - ISBN 0891456074


Materials Specific Jewellery

* Jet Jewellery & Ornaments - Helen Muller - ISBN 0852635036

* Cut-Steel & Berlin Iron Jewellery - Anne Clifford - ISBN 0239000692

* Antique Paste Jewellery - M D S Lewis - ISBN 0571084656

* Tears of Mermaids - Stephen G Bloom - ISBN 9780312363260


Glass Beads / Jewellery

Glass in Jewellery Hidden Artistry in Glass - Sibylle Jargstorf - ISBN 0764305328

Glass Beads From Europe - Sibelle Jargstorf - ISBN 0887408397

Baubles Buttons & Beads - Sibelle Jargstorf - ISBN 0887404677


Plastic Jewellery

Collecting Art Plastic Jewellery - Leigh Leshner - ISBN 0873499549

The Bakelite Jewellery Book - Corinne Davidov, Ginny Reddington Dawes - ISBN 0896598675

Art Deco Schmuck Jewelry - Jakob Bengel - ISBN9783897902473


Enamel Jewellery

Popular Enamelling - Erika Speel - ISBN 0713441933

* Enameled Jewelry - Dale Reeves Nicholls with Robin Alison - ISBN 0764319914

* Antique Enamels for Collectors - Joachim Richter - ISBN 0-88740-261-5

* Dictionary of Enamelling - Erika Speel - ISBN 1859282725

Handcrafted Indian Enamel Jewellery - Rita Devi Sharmam M Varadarajan - ISBN 8174362479

Painted Enamels - Erika Speel - ISBN9780853319351

Old Hungarian Enamels - Sandor Mihalik - ISBN not listed

Enamelling - Joan Bolton King - ISBN `1861264372


Gemstones


* Amber Golden Gems of the Ages - Patty C Rice - ISBN1425938493

* Pearl Buying Guide - Renee Newman - ISBN 0929975359

Diamonds Famous Notable & Unique - Lawrence L Copeland - GIA Publication


Cameos

* Nineteenth Century Cameos - Michelle Rowan - ISBN 185149393x

Cameos Old & New - Anna M Miller - ISBN 0943763363

Tommaso & Luigi Saulini - Micela Dickmann de Petra Francesca Barberini - ISBN 8849210566

 

Costume Jewellery General

Costume Jewelry - Judith Miller - ISBN 1405300140

Signed Beauties of Costume Jewelry Identification & Values - Marcia Sparkles Brown - ISBN 1574322885 

Unsigned Beauties of Costume Jewelry Identification & Values - Marcia Sparkles Brown  - ISBN 157432182x

* European Designer Jewelry - Ginger Moro - ISBN 0887408230

* Fabulous Costume Jewelry History of Fantasy & Fashion in Jewels - Vivienne Becker - ISBN 0887405312

Costume Jewellery The Great Pretenders - Lyngerda Kelly & Nancy Schiffer - ISBN 0887401139

Fabulous Fakes / Vintage Costume Jewellery - Carol Tanenbaum - ISBN 1851495118

Zeitgeist A Century of Idar-Oberstein Costume Jewellery - Wilhelm Lindemann Ane Barbara Knerr - ISBN3897903142

Costume Jewelry Variations - Marion Cohen - ISBN 4608100656

* Jewels Of Fantasy Costume Jewelry of the 20th Century - Donna Farneti Cera - ISBN 0810925133

 

Celebrity Collections

The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor - John Culme and Nicholas Rayner - ISBN 050001437x or 0865650896

Elizabeth Taylor My Love Affair With Jewelry - By Elizabeth Taylor Edited by Ruth A Peltason - ISBN 0743236645

 

Pre-Georgian Jacobite & Renaissance Jewellery

* Tudor & Jacobean Jewellery - Diana Scarisbrick - ISBN 1854371584

A Sparkling Age 17th Century Diamond Jewellery - Antwerp Diamond Museum - ISBN Not Listed - (Text is written in both Flemish and English)

* Renaissance Jewels & Jeweled Objects The Melvin Gutman Collection - Catalogue by Parker Lesley  - No ISBN

Courtly Jewellery V&A Museum - Anna Somers Cocks - ISBN 0112903908

* Mediaeval Europeean Jewellery  - Ronald W Lightbrown - ISBN 0948107871 - (out of print and very expensive - better option is to borrow from the library)

* Princely Magnificence Court Jewels of the Renaissance 1500 - 1630 - V&A Debrett - No ISBN

* Medieval Jewellery in Europe 1100 - 1500 - Marian Campbell - ISBN 9781851775828 

*Joyaux Renaissance Une Splendour Retrouvee - J Kugel - No ISBN

 

Georgian Jewellery

* Georgian Jewellery 1740 - 1830 - Ginny Redington Dawes & Olivia Collings - ISBN 1851495398

 

Victorian Jewellery

* Victorian Jewelery Unexplored Treasures - Ginny Redington Dawes & Corinne Davidov - ISBN  0789208687

* Collecting Victorian Jewelry - C. Jeanenne Bell - ISBN 0873496736

Sentimental Jewellery Antique Jewels of Love & Sorrow - Ann Louise Luthi - ISBN 0747803633

Victorian Jewellery - Margaret Flower - ISBN 0486422305

Victorian Jewellery A Complete Compendium of Over Four Thousand Pieces Jewellery - Introduction by Peter Hinks - ISBN 18511706399

Victorian Jewellery - Deirdre O'Day - ISBN 0850973597

* Nineteenth Century Jewellery - Peter Hinks - ISBN 057110650I

* Jewellery In The Age Of Queen Victoria A Mirror to the World - Charlote Gere & Judy Rudoe - ISBN 9780714128191

* Victorian Sentimental Jewellery - Diana Cooper & Norman Battershill - ISBN 0715357328

 

Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts Jewellery

* Art Nouveau Jewelry - Vivian Becker - ISBN 0500280789

* Jewelery & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition - Elyse Zorn Karlin - ISBN 0887404537

* Jugendstil-Schmuck // Art Nouveau Jewellery from Pzorzheim - Fritz Falk - 9783897902800

 

Art Deco Jewellery

Authentic Art Deco Jewellery Designs - Franco Deboni & Theodore Menten - ISBN 048624346X

*Art Deco Jewelry - Sylvie Raulet - ISBN 0500283524

 

20th Century Jewellery

20th Century Jewellery - Caroline Fullee - ISBN 185076218x

20th Century British Jewellery 1900 - 1980 - Peter Hinks - ISBN 0571108016


 

British Jewellery

Jewellery Making in Birmingham 1750 - 1995 - Shena Mason - ISBN 1860770797

* Ancestral Jewels - Diana Scarisbrick - ISBN 0233984801

* Jewellery of Britain 1066 - 1837 - Diana Scarisbrick - ISBN : 0859551903

The Art Of Jewellery in Scotland - Rosalind K Marshall & George Dalglish - ISBN 0114941548

Treasures & Trinkets Jewellery In London from Pre - Roman Times to 1930's - Compiled by Tessa Murdoch - ISBN 0904818489

* Scottish Pebble Jewellery - Nick Crawford - ISBN 9780955810602

The Jewels Of Queen Elizabeth II Her Personal Collection - Leslie Field - ISBN 0500276684

Medieval Ring Brooches in Ireland - Mary B Deevy - ISBN 1869857240


German Jewellery

Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim - Museum Guide - Arnoldsche publishers - ISBN 3897902389

* Jugendstil-Schmuck // Art Nouveau Jewellery from Pzorzheim - Fritz Falk - 9783897902800
 

Deutsche und Osterreichissche Schmuckarbeiten 1900 - 1960 - Beate Dry-v.Zezschwitz & Graham Dry - ISBN 3928371096 - (German & Austrian marks)

 

French Jewellery

* French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century - Henri Vever - ISBN 0500237840

* The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery 1850 - 1910 - Contributers Michael Koch et al - ISBN 0946708207

* The Paris Salons Vol. 1 - Alastair Duncan - ISBN 1851491597

* The Paris Salons Vol. 2 - Alastair Duncan - ISBN 1851491686

Masterpieces of French Jewellery - Judith Price - ISBN 0762426721

Jewels in the Louvre - Adrien Goetz & Claudet Joannis - ISBN 9782080300782

 

Spanish Portuguse Jewellery

*Five Centuries of Jewellery - National Museum of Ancient Arts Lisbon - Leonor D'Dorey - ISBN 0302006605


Greek Jewellery

Greek Gold - Dyfi Wilias & Jack Ogden - ISBN 01412202-5


Austro-Hungarian Jewellery

Old Hungarian Jewelry - Angela Hejj-Detari - ISBN Not listed

Baroque Spendour The art of the Hungarian Goldsmith - Istvan Fodor et al - ISBN not listed (some jewellery shown but book is mostly larger gold/silver items)

Hungarian Silver The Nicholas M Slago Collection - Judit H Kolba - ISBN 0946708266 (some jewellery shown but book is mostly larger gold/silver items)

Baroque Goldsmiths and Jewellers art from Hungary - The Trust for Museum Exhibitions - ISBN 9781882507023 (some jewellery shown but book is mostly larger gold/silver items)

Hungary's Heritage Princely Treasures from the Esterhazy collection Edited by Andras Szilagyi  ISBN 1903470250 (some jewellery shown but book is mostly larger gold/silver items)

Hungarian Folk Jewelry - Terezia Balogh-Horvath - ISBN 9631317625

Romanesque Goldsmiths Art - Eva Kovacs - ISBN 9631344150

 

American Jewellery

The Glitter and the Gold, Fashioning America's Jewelry - Newark Museum - ISBN 0932828345

Jewellery in America 1600-1900 - Martha Gandy Fales - ISBN 1851492232

 

Russian Jewellery

Kremlin Gold 1000 Years Russian Gems & Jewels - State Museum of Moscow etc - ISBN 0810966956 (some jewellery but also Object D'art)

* Jewels of the Tsars - HRH Prince Michael of Greece - ISBN 086565171X

Faberge 1846 - 1920 - Debrett's Peerage Ltd in Association with the V&A Museum

* The Art of Faberge - John Booth - ISBN1861604378

Russian Jewellery - Alexei Karpun - ISBN 5746000027

Russian Jewellery 16th - 20th Centuries - From the Collection of the Historical Museum Moscow - No ISBN


Egyptian Jewellery

* Egyptian Revival Jewelry & Design - Dale Reeves Nichols with Shelley Foote & Robin Allison - ISBN 076432540x

Jewels of the Pharoahs. Egyptian Jewellery of the Dynastic Period - Cyril Aldred - ISBN 0500231389

* Enchanted Jewelry of Egypt The traditional Art & Craft - Azza Fahmy - ISBN 9789774249013

 

Middle Eastern / African / Asia Jewellery

* Ethnic Jewellery From Africa Asia & Pacific Islands - The Rene Van der Star Collection - ISBN 9054961414

* The Splendour of Ethnic Jewellery - France Borel John Bigelow Taylor - ISBN 0810929937

The Art of Bedhouin Jewellery A Saudi Arabian Profile - Heather Coyler Ross - ISBN 0907513018

Early Islamic Jewellery & Later Islamic Jewellery - Rachel Hasson - ISBN - Not known

Ethnic Jewelry from Africa Europe & Asia - Sibylle Jargstorf - ISBN 076431145x

Ethnic Jewellery - Edited by John Mack - ISBN 0714115878

* Jewellery From The Orient Treasures from the Bir Collection - Wolf-Dieter Seiwert - ISBN 9783897903197

Ethnic Jewelry Design & Inspiration for Collectors & Craftsmen - Dona Z Meilach - ISBN 0517529742

 

Indian Jewellery

* Traditional Jewellery of India - Oppi Untracht - ISBN  0500017808

Indian Jewellery - Nick Barnard - ISBN 9781851774838

Maharajahs Jewels - Katherine Prior - ISBN 284323218x

* Dance of the Peacock - Ushi Bala Krishnan, Meera Sushil Kumar - ISBN 8175081090

 

Tibet / Nepal Jewellery

Jewellery of Tibet and the Himalayas - John Clarke - ISBN 9781851774234

* Jewellery of Nepal - Gabriel, Hannelore - ISBN 0500019207


China & South East Asia

Jewelry of South East Asia - Anne Richter - ISBN 0810935287


Mexican Jewellery

* Mexican Silver Modern Handwrought Jewelry and Metalwork - Penny Chittim Morrill - ISBN 0764326716

 

Australian Jewellery

Australian Jewellery19th & Early 20th Century - Anne Schofield Kevin Fahy - ISBN 1851491457



Related Collectibles

* Chatelaines Utility to Glorious Extravagence - Genevieve E Cummins - ISBN 1851492062

* Collecting Baby Rattles & Teethers Identification & Value Guide - ISBN 0870697668

Handbags - Roseann Ettinger - ISBN 076430450X

European & American Snuff Boxes - Clare Le Corbeiller - ISBN 0907486290

* Silver Boxes - Eric Delieb - ISBN 1851493131

English Enamel Boxes from the 18th to the 20th Century - Susan Benjamin - ISBN : 0316909394

European & American Snuff Boxes 1730 - 1930 - Clare Le Corbeiller - ISBN 0907486290

Filigree of the Tsars Silver - Hermitage Amsterdam - ISBN 0853319480 (interesting book on the history of silver filigree)

An Illustrated Guide To Masonic Symbolism - Duncan Moore - ISBN 9780853182948  ( resource to aid ID of masonic jewellery)

Badges and Emblems of the Services - London NAG Press

The Sovereign The Worlds Most Famous Coin - Daniel Fearon - ISBN 1874371148

 

Novels

* The French Blue - Richard W Wise - ISBN 9780972822367

The Girl From Hockley - Kathleen Dayus - ISBN 9781844083022

 

Film & Video

 The Duchess

The Affair of the Necklace

The Bank Job