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Great overview of history of western jewelry
on 16 May 2009
I recently began a jewelry making course, and I purchased this book to broaden my knowledge and understanding of jewelry in general.
The book covers the history of western jewelry from prehistory to contemporary times. It has excellent and inspiring images of artifacts discussed, and the writing style is engaging and easy to read.
Its shortcoming would perhaps be that it focuses almost entirely on western jewelry history, but overall this is an excellent book!