From Lalique's Art Nouveau enamelwork through 1940s Bakelite and 1980s costume pieces, this stunningly illustrated guide captures 100 years of jewelry. For every decade from 1890-1990 there's a historical introduction, a look at key styles, and an at-a-glance view of the designs that defined the era. For those hoping to buy (or sell), Vintage Jewellery Sourcebook offers pointers on sourcing and caring for original antique pieces.
Caroline Cox, professor of cultural history at the University of the Arts, London, is a leading fashion authority. Her books include Lingerie: A Lexicon of Style (2000) and Hair and Fashion (2005), which had an accompanying catwalk show at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Caroline lives in London, England.