ASJRA Jewelry Book List

ASJRA, The Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts, has compiled a list of jewelry and historic costume books published in 2019 and early 2020, as well as a list of upcoming books to look out for. They have kindly allowed the re-print of their list here, in the hope of spreading a love of learning during this time. Enjoy, and do check out their website at 

Adorning Fashion: The History of Costume Jewellry to Modern Times, by Deanna Farneti Cera, ACC Art Books

American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700, by Molly A. Warsh, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press

Byzantium and the West: Jewelry in the First Milennium, (Les Enluminures), By Jeffrey Spier and Sanda Hindman, Paul Holberton Publishing

Chaumet: Tiaras, by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni and Clare Phillips, Thames and Hudson

Coloratura: High Jewelry and Precious Objects by Cartier, Cartier and Francois Chaille, Flammarion

Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal: From the Avant Garde of the 1960s to the Early 21st Century, by Cristina Filipe, Arnoldsche Books

Creating Beauty: Jewelry and Enamels of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, by Rosalie Berberian, Schiffer Publishing

Diamond Jewelry: 700 Years of Glory and Glamour, by Diana Scarisbrick, Thames and Hudson

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen, Regency Fashion, by Hilary Davidson, Yale University Press

Fashion and Politics, Edited by Djurdja Bartlett, Yale University Press

Gold Jewellery of the Indonesia Archipelago, by Anne Richter, Golden Lotus

Gold, Silver & Brass: Jewellery of the Batak in Sumatra, Indonesia, by Achim Sibeth, 5Continents

In Pursuit of Fashion, The Sandy Schreier Collection, by Andrew Bolton, Jessica Regan, and Mellissa Huber, Yale University Press

Jewellery in Context: A Multidisciplinary Framework for the Study of Jewellery, by Marjan Unger

Jewels and Jewelry, by Clare Phillips, Thames and Hudson

Jiro Kamata: Voices, by Makiko Akiyama, Levi Higgs, Otto Künzli, Kellie Riggs, Sool Park, Yaman Shao, Arnoldsche Art Publishers

Living Nobly, Jewelry of the Renaissasnce Courts, Beatriz Chadour-Sampson and Sandra Hindman, Les Enluminures

*Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles and Techniques, Susanne Gansicke and Yvonne Markotwitz, J. Paul Getty Museum

Magnitude: Cartier High Style, by Francois Chaille and Capucine Junker, Flammarion

*Margit Hart Mindscapes, Carl Aigner, Mirella Cisotto Nalon, Nina Schedlmayer,Jonathan Wahl, Arnoldsches

Masters of New Jewellery Design: Eclat, by Carlos Pastor, Promopress

*Nubian Gold, Ancient Jewelry from Sudan and Egypt, by Peter Lacovara and Yvonne Markowitz, The American University in Cairo Press

Ramon Puid Cuyas, When Jewellery Becomes a Metaphor, by Ramon Puis Cuyas, Sdecdicio

*Rings of the 20th and 21st Centuries, The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, by Beatriz Chadour-Sampson, Arnoldsche Publishing

Sam Kramer: Jeweler on the Edge, Toni Greenbaum, Arnoldsche Art Publishers

Shaun Leane, by Jo Hardy, Vivienne Becker, Claire Wilcox, Arnoldsche Art Publishers

Stuart Style, Monarchy, Dress and the Scottish Male Elite, by Maria Hayward, Yale University Press

The Age of Undress: Art, Fashion, and the Classical Ideal in the 1790s, by Amelia Rauser, Yale University Press

The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire, Francesca Cartier Brickell, Ballantine Books

The Cartier Collection: Jewelry, by Francois Chaille, Michael Spink, et. al, Flammarion

The History of Jewelry: Joseph Saidian & Sons, by Caroline Childers, Rizzoli

*The Power of Love: Jewels, Romance and Eternity, by Dr. Beatriz Chadour-Sampson, Unicorn Publishing

Thread and Fire: Textiles and Jewellery from the Isles of Indonesia and Timor, by Linda S. McIntosh, River Books

Zandra Rhodes 50 Fabulous Years in Fashion, Edited by Dennis Nothdruft with Zandra Rhodes; Preface by Iris Apfel, Yale University Press

UPCOMING: Please note: publishing dates may change during the current pandemic situation

Art & Court of James VI&!: Bright Star of the North, By Kate Anderson and Jemma Field, National Galleries of Scotland, expected July 2020

A Study of Navajo Concha Belts, by Donald Richards, Karen Richards, et al., Schiffer Publishing, expected October 2020

Back in Fashion: An Engaging Survey from the Middle Ages to the Present, by Giorgio Riello, Yale University Press, expected out this month

Beautiful Creatures: Jewelry Inspired, by Marion Fasel, Rizzoli, expected September 2020

Berber Memories: Women and Jewelry in Morocco, by Michel Drauget, Mercatorfonds, expected September 2020

*Beyond Faberge´: Imperial Russian Jewelry, by Marie Betteley and David Schimmelpennick van der Oye, Schiffer Books, expected October 2020

Collecting Inspiration, Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co., by Medill Higgins Harvey, Yale University Press, not coming until 2022

Coveted: Art and Innovation in High Jewelry, by Melanie Grant, Phaidon Press, expected November 2020

Dior Joaillerie: The A to Z of Victoire de Castellane, Rizzoli, expected September 2020

Eastern Treasures: Ottoman Oman Yemen and Turkoman Jewellery, by Oytun Carncigil, Gilgamesh Art Publishing, expected in July 2020

Hunt: Kadri Malk’s Jewellery Collection, by Kadri Mälk, Viivi Luik, iesbeth den Besten, Una Meistere, Tanel Veenre, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, due out July 2020 but may have already been released

Jewelry, by Petra Holscher and Die Neue Sammlung (the Design Museum, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, due out this month

The Faberge´ Museum: Director’s Choice, by Vladimir Voronchenko, Scala Arts, expected October 2020

Thinking Jewelry 2, by Wilhelm Lindemann and Theo Smeets, Arnoldsche Art Publisher, expected June 2020

*Jewels of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Treasures from the Worcester Art Museum, by Yvonne Markowitz, Peter Locavera, Giles, expected October 2020

Jewels that Made History: 101 Stones, Myths and Legends, by Stellene Volandes, Rizzoli, expected October 2020

New Necklaces: 400 Designs in Contemporary Jewelry, Nicolas Estrada (editor), Promopress, expected in October 2020

* Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s, by Cynthia Amneus, Ruth Peltason, et. al, Giles, expected October 2020

* Tadema Gallery London: Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Beatriz Chadour-Sampson and Sonya Newell-Smith, Arnoldsche, expected October 2020

* The Circle and the Line: The Jewelry of Betty Cooke, by Jeannine Falino and Eleanor Hughes, Giles, expected September 2020

Vogue The Jewellery by Carol Woolton and Alexandra Schulman, Conran, expected in July 2020

Note: An asterisk (*) before an author’s name indicates an ASJRA member; please support their members. 

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