Diamonds: A Century of Spectacular Jewels
Here the history of diamond jewelry is traced to the present day. Decade by decade, the authors link the changes in public taste to the impact of each era's trendsetters, from Marjorie Merriweather Post and Audrey Hepburn to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Madonna. Diamonds are traced from the Art Nouveau period on to Art Deco, Pop, and Fantasy. 175 illustrations, 100 in full color.
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Through most of their long and sparkling history, diamonds have been reserved for royalty; that is, until 1887, when the leaders of the Third Republic of France decided to sell the French crown jewels ... Read full review
DIAMONDS OF THE CROWN OF FRANCE ON THE AUCTION BLOCK
DIAMONDS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
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