I love jewellery..all kinds. Vintage, Costume, New, Old, Designer, Highstreet, Handmade.. I just have such an appreciation for it, I think it's because from a young age I have been surrounded by my nan, my mum and my aunties who are all MAJOR jewellery Junkies. I honestly wish I could show you my nans jewellery collection it's amazing. I go to hers almost every weekend and come home wearing something new. Most of hers are diamonds, gem stones, in gold or silver.
These days costume jewellery is just as amazing as real jewels if anything I like it more. So when I was asked if I'd like to be sent a copy of Judith Millers book on costume jewellery I was delighted. I am not a big reader but when it comes to big glossy books with gorgeous pictures I'm sold. I was really excited about this book because it really goes into the history of costume jewellery and then goes into detail on specific designers and their inspirations.
This is the perfect book for all your coffee tables, I love flicking through the pages and I find it really interesting reading about jewellery from the late 18th century to the 21st century. I think this would make a great xmas present for any jewellery lover.
This book retails at £25 and I would definitely pay that for it, it's visually beautiful. I think when I have the time over the next few weeks I am going to put together a photo heavy post on some of my jewelry I might even go to my nans and take pics of hers.
I like this quote by Iman..
'I like to collect costume jewellery. It's better designed and has more character than high-end Jewellery'
I couldn't agree more, I love jewellery that is unique and has character it makes it so much more interesting!
Here are some pictures of the pages that caught my eye.
What are your favourite jewellery pieces? Do you guys enjoy reading about a the influences the past has on today? After looking over these pics again I think I will do a post on my favourite pieces of costume jewellery.. What do you think? Yay? Nay?
Lots of Love