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The team here at Baroque Rocks likes to indulge itself in splendour and to be surrounded by both books and jewels.   Both tell of an oft. fascinating story and so we decided to share our finds and curate a veritable treasure trove of bejewelled literature on our very favourite topic!  Rather like a dazzling Diamond, each book has been chosen for its brilliance and scintillation and we very much hope that you enjoy our selection!

 

Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details, Stoned tells the remarkable story of our abiding desire for the rare and extraordinary.
 
Vogue The Jewellery

In Vogue: The Jewellery Carol Woolton has curated a collection of more than 300 fabulous images and grouped them into five thematic chapters: Show-stoppers, Rock Chick, Minimalist, Exotic and Classical.

 
Power of Gold

Far more than a tale of romantic myths, daring explorations, and the history of money and power struggles, The Power of Gold suggests that the true significance of this infamous element may lie in the timeless passions it continues to evoke, and what this reveals about ourselves.

 
Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond

The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i Noor diamond, The Mountain of Light, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world.

 
The Royal Jewels by Suzy Menkes

The Royal Jewels, written by Suzy Menkes when she was Fashion Editor of the The Times, is dedicated to the jewels of the British Royal Family.

 

 
If These Jewels Could Talk If These Jewels Could Talk offers a glimpse into the jewellery boxes of 20th century celebrities - the personal tastes, heartfelt anecdotes and the true tales of the women who wore and collected the pieces.
 
Cartier in the 20th Century Specially commissioned photographs of Cartier's legendary jewels are accompanied by vintage photographs in Cartier in the 20th Century, which showcases the rich holdings of the Cartier Collection and archive.
 
Bulgari Treasures of Rome

A jewel is more than an arrangement of precious stones - it is a story. This is the principle on which Vincent Meylan has written Bulgari Treasures of Rome.

 

 

The Pearl Necklace In The Pearl Necklace, Assouline and Mikimoto explore the legacy of these lustrous strands through fine art and fashion in a luxurious volume that reminds us why the pearl necklace has long been the ultimate object of fascination and fantasy.
 
Garrard: Crown Jewellers for 150 Years

Garrard: Crown Jewellers for 150 Years highlights the overwhelming responsibility it is to be the Crown Jeweller to the British Royal Family, both serving the Queen and maintaining the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.

 
War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt tells the history of money. It illustrates in rich historical detail how governments' desire for to accumulate and conquer must be funded by debt. The risk is always that the treasure may not pay back the cost of the adventure. 
 
Christie's: The Jewellery Archives Revealed

Christie's: The Jewellery Archives Revealed explores the auction house's most exquisite jewels to be sold over the past 250 years.

 
Art as Jewellery: From Calder to Kapoor By using contemporary pictures, Art as Jewellery: From Calder to Kapoor develops a chronological timeline of jewellery presentation. Its pages are home to a stunning variety of design sketches and photographs, making this book a glamorous blend of new and classic jewellery art.
 
Jewel: A Celebration of Earth's Treasures

Packed with spectacular photography of gemstones, celebrated jewellery and other precious objects, Jewel is a lavish look at precious stones, precious metals, and organic gems such as amber and pearl.

 
The Cartier Collection: Jewellery

The Cartier Collection: JewelryThis lavish two-volume slipcased work is a publishing event for the quality of its design, full-size reproductions, extensive documentation, and illustrated chronology and index.

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