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Victorian jewelry

Victorian jewelry

an illustrated collection of exquisite 19th-century jewelry

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Gramercy
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 328
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Selections from English and American Victorian jewelry catalogs depict pieces from the airy, elegant jewels of the "belle epoque" to the popular and cumbersome formal designs that sacrificed comfort to style

Victorian Jewelry, Identity, and the Novel

Victorian Jewelry, Identity, and the Novel

Prisms of Culture

  • Author: Jean Arnold
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317002199
  • Category: History
  • Page: 182
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In this study of Victorian jewels and their representation, Jean Arnold explores the role material objects play in the cultural cohesion of the West. Diamonds and other gems, Arnold argues, symbolized the most closely held beliefs of the Victorians and thus can be considered "prisms of culture." Mined in the far reaches of the empire, they traversed geographical space and cultural boundaries, representing monetary value and evoking empire, class lineage, class membership, gender relations, and aesthetics. Arnold analyzes the many roles material objects fill in Western culture and surveys the cross-cultural history of the Victorian diamond, uncovering how this object became both preeminent and representative of Victorian values. Her close readings of Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone, George Eliot's Middlemarch, William Makepeace Thackeray's The Great Hoggarty Diamond, and Anthony Trollope's The Eustace Diamonds show gendered, aesthetic, economic, fetishistic, colonial, legal, and culturally symbolic interpretations of jewelry as they are enacted through narrative. Taken together, these divergent interpretations offer a holistic view of a material culture's affective attachment to objects. As the assigned meanings of jewels turn them into symbols of power, personal relationships, and valued ideas, human interactions with gems elicit emotional responses that bind the materialist culture together.

Victorian jewellery

Victorian jewellery

  • Author: Deirdre O'Day
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 80
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Victorian jewellery design

Victorian jewellery design

  • Author: Charlotte Gere
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 285
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Collecting Victorian Jewelry

Collecting Victorian Jewelry

Identification and Price Guide

  • Author: Jeanenne Bell
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440225265
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 400
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Queen Victoria of Great Britain made a tremendous impact on the world, so much so that the era of her reign was given her name. Items from the Victorian period have a reputation for beauty and elegance, which is why they are such popular collectibles. This one-of-a-kind reference covers the beautiful jewelry of the Victorian Age, from 1837 to 1901. Gemologist C. Jeanenne Bell offers collectors this fascinating all-color exploration of the illustrious age and the elegant jewelry that is produced. Decade by decade, Bell reveals how the fashion of the time influenced the style of jewelry, and how innovations in manufacturing affected jewelry production. Jewelry listings provide current marketplace values, and also cover American and French jewelry styles from the time. Over 1,000 color pictures and illustrations convey the true beauty of Victorian era jewelry it produced.

Victorian Jewelry

Victorian Jewelry

  • Author: Nancy J. Armstrong
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Jewelry, Victorian
  • Page: 158
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Victorian Jewellery

Victorian Jewellery

  • Author: Margaret Flower
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1447483812
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 318
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A comprehensive and informative look at Victorian jewellery, split into three eras - 'The Early Victorian, or Romantic Period (1837-60)', 'The Mid-Victorian, or Grand Period (1860-85)' and 'The Late Victorian, or Aesthetic Period (1885-1901)', each accompanied by extensive photographic illustrations. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of anyone interested in Victorian jewellery.

Victorian Jewelry

Victorian Jewelry

Unexplored Treasures

  • Author: Ginny Redington Dawes,Corinne Davidov,Tom Dawes
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press
  • ISBN: 9780789208682
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 156
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For more than half a century, during the reign of Queen Victoria, England and Europe produced some of the most delightful flights of fancy that jewelry has ever taken. Long ignored because of the intrinsic worthlessness of its various materials, today these pieces are increasingly prized for their beauty and workmanship. Surprisingly, this period in jewelry-making did not follow the fussy, overly ornate style that characterized the Victorian era, but rather promoted bold, playful, romantic and GÇ£modernGÇ¥ styles. Some of the most unusual pieces were constructed with materials including hair, lava, coal iron, and aluminum. The text gives authoritative and fascinating historical context to the uses of these materials and designs. Many of the most sought-after pieces are made of silver, and popular designs include stars, anchors, hearts, bows and outstretched hands. The many styles of Victorian jewelry presented in this volume are selected from the best collections in the United States and abroad, and shown here in specially commissioned, exclusive color photographs. The photographs showcase the glorious color and style of the rich variety of materials, including Scottish Agate, malachite, and granite, the amazingly modern niello, and the stark black beauty of Whitby jet. In tune with the current trend of mixing antique styles with modern fashion, the book places emphasis on wearable pieces that add a unique touch or timeless beauty to contemporary styles. These Victorian pieces are too delightful to gather dust in a drawer.

Exam Prep for: Victorian Jewelry, Identity, and the Novel; ...

Exam Prep for: Victorian Jewelry, Identity, and the Novel; ...

  • Author: David Mason
  • Publisher: Rico Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 800
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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.

Victorian Jewellery

Victorian Jewellery

  • Author: Margaret Cameron Coss Flower,Margaret Flower,Doris Langley-Levy Moore
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486422305
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 271
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Anbsp;highly readable account of how jewelry and fashion influenced each other and how both were determined by living standards and economics of the Victorian years. Includes lovely examples of jeweled tiaras, brooches, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, lockets, and chains, all set with precious and semi-precious stones. 115 halftones, 66 line illustrations, 10 color plates.