Decade by decade, the lavishly illustrated Vintage Jewellery recounts over 100 years of history, from Lalique's Art Nouveau enamelling at the turn of the twentieth century to Cartier's gemstones and Christian Dior's mid-century costume pieces to Harry Winston's diamonds. Accompanied by archive images, fashion photography and specially commissioned photographs of period pieces, the most collectible and beautiful bracelets, necklaces, rings and brooches are showcased. An invaluable reference as well as a visual delight of times past, the book explores the key designers and jewellery houses that shaped jewellery design.
Caroline Cox, visiting professor at the London School of Fashion, is a leading fashion authority whose work explores the relationship between fashion, beauty and culture. A lecturer and broadcaster, she is also a cultural trends advisor at Vidal Sassoon. Caroline's books on fashion history and theory have been published internationally and include Vintage Shoes, Lingerie: A Lexicon of Style, Stiletto, Seduction and Hair and Fashion, which had an accompanying catwalk show at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in 2005.