If Jewels Could Talk (Hardback)
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If Jewels Could Talk (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 26/09/2024
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Through seven different types of jewellery, historian, editor and podcast host Woolton recounts riveting historical stories, from Viking silver torques to 16th-century posy rings.

A treasure trove of forgotten stories about jewels throughout history by internationally renowned jewellery expert, Carol Woolton.

If Jewels Could Talk: Links Through Time delves into the history, cultural significance and eclectic trivia of jewellery. As a jewellery historian, jewellery editor at British Vogue and now podcast host, Carol Woolton is uniquely qualified to take us on a whistlestop tour through history via seven items of jewellery: hoops, rings, beads, charms, brooches, cuffs and head ornaments.

Weaving in examples from cultures around the world, Carol will uncover fascinating stories about Viking silver torques, Imperial jade in China, sixteenth-century Posy rings, organic gems, snake motifs, Roman cameo carving, Hindu wedding jewellery, Etruscan gold, Ancient Greek coins, piercings, Wedding pigs in China, tiaras and anklets - to name but a few.

A beautiful and illuminating gift for any jewellery lover, If Jewels Could Talk shines a light on all that glitters and more.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781398526938
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'If jewels could, indeed, talk, I don't think they could be more eloquent than Carol Woolton is on their behalf. Such an interesting and romantic read for any jewellery lover. I loved it.' - Theo Fennell

'Carol Woolton is an absolute encyclopaedia on the subject of jewellery, but never lets her knowledge bog her down. This book is filled with fascinating stories about the things we all wear everyday, as well as a cultural history of adornment through the ages' - Alexandra Shulman

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