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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd; Reprint edition (2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851493751
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851493753
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 3.9 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 205,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'For anyone interested in social history, it's as good a read as you are likely to have this year.' --Daily Telegraph, April 10, 2002

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The majority of photographs and related material are illustrated here for the first time and gathered from private collections over three decades.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amelrode VINE VOICE on 29 Dec 2003
Format: Hardcover
What a beautiful book this is! For all who are interested in jewellery it will be an absolutely must. For those who are interested in royal families you will find a large section on the royal tiaras. The history royal tiaras will help you to trace family links. The book is extremely well written, with a lot of inside and understanding for the beauty of tiaras and jewellery in general. It is so nice to browse through the pages and enjoy the beauty of it. I will give it a place of honour on my coffee table!
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Romero (ladyfitzfulke@hotmail.com) on 21 Feb 2002
Format: Hardcover
An excellent book for anyone interested in tiaras and their history. No previous knowledge needed. Also the book displays numerous colour plates to illustrate the jewels. Well worth reading!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Hancock on 27 Mar 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a simply beautiful book. Quality through & through, from the photos to the well written & thoroughly entertaining text. Mr. Munn obviously loves his subject!! I just enjoyed being transported to an age of elegance & beauty & to admire the sheer artistry of the people who created such breath taking designs.
A delight & a bargain !!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Artemisia on 28 May 2012
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Very well-written and researched. For anyone interested in the history and development of jewellery: the author focuses his attention on particular items of jewellery and the immagination and masterly techniques of the great jewellers who made them. The pieces chosen are set against their own particular history,(which of course intersects the life-stories of those fortunate enough to have owned them) and the far greater field of social history. Perhaps there is a slightly heavier slant on British-owned tiaras - but that may be because the custom of wearing these gorgeous creations has endured there longer than in other places, and also because many continental pieces came to grief during one or other of our many wars. I found the part on Russian jewelled headpieces particularly intriguing. Wonderful photographs. A fascinating and beautifully written instructive read, and a much admired addition to my library of jewellery-related books.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carsten Uldall Juhl on 7 April 2009
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I have always loved reading about and seeing pictures of Jewels, and this book is all that I could ever have wished for in a book. Wonderfull colour pictures and informative text.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Florence on 30 Nov 2011
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Beautiful, big and heavy - the book reflects its subject. The emphasis lies on British royal and aristocratic tiaras from the 19th and early 20th century. This gives some social history of the uppermost classes together with a lovely array of photos. Munn is most knowledgeable - he has written a shorter book on the subject as well. Some more - much more - information on tiaras in other countries would have been welcome but the book is crammed with fascinating information on almost every one of its 432 big pages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anna on 23 Feb 2012
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This book is THE go to book on tiaras, and a must have if you're at all interested in formal jewellery. Munn's passion for this subject makes this book a delight as well as informative, and the photographs are sumptuous. The Tiara lover's bible.
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