This exquisite book takes you to a jewelry Magical Kingdom of theatrical beauty, showcasing dazzling Juliana crystal jewelry made by William DeLizza and Harold Elster from 1947 to the 1990s. Over 375 color photographs display the largest collection of striking Juliana jewelry ever brought together, revealing many rare, highly sought after, and coveted pieces. Lavish designs have components of great quality: amazing art glass, incredible intaglios and cameos, mesmerizing margaritas, dramatic dangles, ravishing rivoli and rhinestones, and distinctive Juliana figural brooches. Information is provided on the makers, design elements, and construction techniques, with details to assist in identification. Captions are provided with a value guide. Useful information on techniques for the repair and restoration of the jewelry, storage and care, and specific terminology are included. This is an inspiring book for seasoned collectors and novices who are beginning the fantastic voyage into the world of Juliana jewelry.
Katerina Musetti is an opera singer and artist who discovered Juliana jewelry while studying and performing in Milan, Italy. Her lavish costumes for leading operatic roles demanded exquisite jewelry to complete the characters she portrayed. Therefore, her leading collection of Juliana jewelry led her to discover its history. Today, she is Artist in Residence and Director of the Opera Program at Seton Hall University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.