This is a huge book with overlifesized pics of the jewels described within. The pics are great quality and very detailed. You can have a better view of these beautiful objects than most of us will ever get on tv or in real life. The text is informative about which jewels and jewellery have been "amalgamated" into some of the pieces on view today and the sources and histories of many of the pieces worn by The Queen today. Very readable - a wonderful book.