The Essential Reading List for All Jewellery Lovers

Holidays are over. So in the spirit of the back-to-school reading list, we’ve put together a list of some awesome, essential, jewellery reading. There are some really beautiful and important jewellery books that are worth investing in. These books are filled with close-up photography of the jewels as well as wonderful drawings of the original designs, undisclosed anecdots, and more really good stuff. Click through to see your required reading. Don’t skim! There will be a quiz!

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Book-cover-actualitĂ©sbijouxmoreontheblogjewelrydecarolinebigeardIn ‘Roma, Passion, Jewels’ by Vincent Meylan, the Bulgari brothers reveal secrets of the jewellery empire, calling in turn the most magnetic icons of the 60’s to today.


‘Cartier Panther’ edited by Assouline illustrates the iconic feline throughout art history and popular culture and traces its creative evolution in jewellery. Read our review here.

imageFor history buffs and collectors, Understanding Jewellery by David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti stands as the Bible.

Assouline‘The Impossible Collection of Jewellery’ by Vivienne Becker gathers some of the most beautiful jewellery creations of the last century, signed by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Alexandre Reza or Suzanne Belperron in a resplendent book.

41e-gePSF1L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_‘In Praise of Hands’ : A beautiful book to discover in its paper and digital version, where Franco Cologni takes its readers inside the Maison’s parisian workshops and pays homage to the traditional skills applied by Van Cleef & Arpels. From the initial design to the final polish, it celebrates all the usually unsung artistry that goes into creating a piece of High Jewellery.


’20th Century Jewellery & The Icons of Style’ : Wallis Simpson, Daisy Fellowes, Maria Callas, Barbara Hutton … Incredible high jewellery collections along with sulfurous anecdotes, this beautiful book published by Thames & Hudson brings together the two sides of the dream


And let’s not forget ‘The New Jewellers’ by Olivier Dupon : an anthology of rising talents in the field of jewellery creation across the globe.

Discover more Jewellery Books and our reviews under the Books category.


  1. […] The designer’s work is also showcased in Olivier Dupon’s book ‘The New Jewellers,’ an anthology of rising talent in the field of jewellery creation across the globe. (Discover our Essential Reading List for All Jewellery Lovers here.) […]


  2. […] led by Daniela Mascetti, Senior Specialist, International Jewellery, Sotheby’s and co-author of Understanding Jewellery – the reference book for all jewellery history […]


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