Some jewelry is so admirable that books just had to be written about it. Jewelry has been a huge part of many cultures for millennia. Your custom jewelry Omaha experts understand jewelry lovers, and encourage all celebrations of the world’s famous jewels and baubles. As winter approaches, now is the perfect time to cozy up with a good book on a cold winter day. Consider putting on some of your favorite pieces and reading one of these gems when the temperature drops!
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
You’ve probably heard of Girl with a Pearl Earring before, a famous painting by Johannes Vermeer from the Dutch Golden Age. This author brings the painting to life and makes us have a deeper appreciation of art. This book gives a fictional account of Vermeer, the model and the painting.
Cartier's Hope by M. J. Rose
Set in New York in 1910, this book is a telling story about a jeweler who acquired the Hope Diamond and a journalist who is determined to find the truth behind this diamond. Deluge yourself in this story of greed, revenge, masked identities, and love.
The Necklace by Claire McMillan
If you’re a fan of Gatsby, you’ll also enjoy this story. It’s a dazzling tale of an heirloom necklace originating in India, found by a woman in the back of a drawer after the passing of her great-aunt. Family members and jewelers with ill intentions try to figure out where the necklace came from, but the woman turns to a lawyer she can trust and discovers a long-buried family secret.
The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning
This book is inspired by The Cheapside Hoard, a collection of Elizabethan and Stuart jewelry accidentally discovered by workmen in 1912 under one of the busiest streets in London. Why was this buried here? A jewelry historian aims to solve this mystery of family secrets and political artifice.
The Ideal Past: Revival Jewels by Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sandra Hindman
Sixteen jewels were once curated by revival jewelers in the nineteenth century, specifically Castellani, Wièse, Falize, Guiliano, and Froment-Meurice. This book walks through each jewel’s uniqueness and how they encompass the characteristics of this era.
The Pierre Hotel Affair by Daniel Simone
You may have heard of the largest hotel robbery in history, the Pierre Hotel robbery. Based on the true story, this author walks us through the story of Robert Comfort and Sammy Nalo, the masterminds behind the robbery. What happened in 1972 and resulted in several million dollars worth of jewelry and cash is said to be one of the finest planned and executed robberies.
How to Ruin a Queen by Jonathan Beckman
How to Ruin a Queen tells the true story of Marie Antoinette and the piece of jewelry that brought down the monarchy. This necklace and scandal divided the country at the time and positively changed European history. Learn what there is to know about the Affair of the Diamond Necklace.
The Russian Pink by Matthew Hart
When a stunningly large rose-hued diamond, the Russian pink, appears on the neck of a presidential candidate’s wife, an investigator and former CIA agent must get to the bottom of it. The mystery becomes more complex as he dives deeper into the rabbit hole. If you like thrillers, this one's for you.
All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
A wealthy woman is found dead on a cruise ship, and her emerald necklace is missing. A jewelry expert finds himself on a mission to find the missing piece and solve the murder. The suspect list grows, and some find themselves in danger as they get closer to solving the crime. This suspenseful book will keep you on your toes.
In Buccellati: A Century Of Timeless Beauty by Alba Cappellieri
Buccellati, one of Italy’s finest jewelers, is known for his goldsmithing techniques and has a list of prestigious clientele. This book tells the history of his imagination and craftsmanship. The book alsoincludes photos that go to show the true meaning of “Made in Italy.”
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