New Book Celebrates Top Jewels of the Last 200 Years
To celebrate the world of jewellery Sotheby’s Auction House have published a book showcasing some of the most magnificent jewels and the changing styles of jewels over the past 200 years. The book has been published by two of Sotheby’s top jewellery specialist - Jewellery Division Chairman David Bennett and director of the Jewellery Department at Sotheby’s Daniela Mascetti have worked together to create this unique book. The book displays a wealth of jewellery design and history, drawing on famous pieces of the past two centuries. The book documents changing fashions of jewellery pieces from formal diamond and gem stone jewelled tiaras of the 19th century to the Belle Époque and Art Deco era of the 20th century. Some of the jewels in this book are instantly recognisable like the Duchess of Windsor’s onyx emerald and diamond panther bracelet by Cartier made in 1952. The book show cases some of the greatest jewellery designers of the 19th and 20th century including Bulgari, Boucheron and Cartier. Each piece in the book is photographed in detail and David Bennett describes a detailed account of the piece, their history and inspiration behind the design.