This stunning new book showcases fantastic costume jewelry from 53 top designers of the 20th century. Examples from Christian Dior, Miriam Haskell, Kenneth Jay Lane, Elsa Schiaparelli, Stanley Hagler, Trifari, Vendome, and may others are shown in profusion. 360 luscious color photographs display exquisite examples of each designers best work. Masterpieces abound, including many rare examples. The authors illustrate ways to enjoy these pieces today, with candid photography of friends adorned for casual occasions. Delightful stories are shared of memories associated with their passion for jewelry over the years. This remarkable exhibition displays costume jewelry as absolutely beautiful works of art. Sit back with this eye candy, relax with the fairytale spirit it projects, and enjoy the romance. Let the passion roll!
Veterinarian and collector Sherri Duncan wears her fabulous jewelry to work every day to amuse herself, her clients, and their owners. Her good friend is Deby Roberts, a jewelry dealer whose understanding of the designs became the glue of their friendship. Sherri refers to Deby as "my dealer!" How much fun is that? They both live in South Carolina.