Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830 by Ginny Redington Dawes and Olivia Collings
One of our favorite Georgian jewelry books. Perfect for beginning collections wanting to learn more about Georgian jewelry. Even the most season collectors should have this book.
From Author Olivia Collings:
"GEORGIAN JEWELLERY is a celebration of the quality and style of the eighteenth century and the ingenuity in design and workmanship that produced such a wealth of fabulous and wearable pieces of jewellery. This book illuminates the subject in a colourful and accessible style. Much disparate information about the jewellery of this period has been gathered together and is brought to life by portraits and character sketches of famous Georgians in their finery, fashion tips, gossip, and some rather outrageous cartoons of the time, as well as interesting newly discovered facts.
One might think that Georgian Jewellery is the stuff of museums or safe deposit boxes, but since many of the pieces pictured here have been on the market in the last few years, it is hoped that the book will encourage people to realise that this lovely jewellery is as beautiful an adornment today as it was over two hundred years ago. This book will show you how to recognise, buy, and care for, Georgian jewellery, with tips on how to distinguish the real thing from the plethora of reproductions and fakes that might trap the unwary.
Over the last two decades the value of fine antique jewellery has increased favorably when compared to stock and bond markets and is certainly a better investment than the interest earned on a savings account in your local bank. Jewellery as an investment may not be uppermost in your mind when you are buying a piece, but a fabulous diamond ring or stunning cut steel necklace might easily be more gratifying than stocks or shares and ought to give you a good return, should you ever decide to part with it. Modern jewellery can be expensive, yet once purchased it often has little resale value.
Antique Georgian jewellery has the unequaled quality of being both a beautiful adornment and an excellent investment." http://mail.oliviacollingsantiques.com/Book.html