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THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION OF JEWELRY BOOK

THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION OF JEWELRY BOOK – With Baz Luhrmann’s much-anticipated The Great Gatsby, we can’t help but be fascinated by the sheer theatrically of it all. The costumes, the set designs and the jewelry. In fact, that’s all we can really think and talk about these days. BY VIVIENNE BECKER Cuffs up to our elbows, piles of statement necklaces and the most elegant of headpieces that seem perfectly acceptable for every day wear.  So to feed our insatiable appetite for all things glittery, we’ve been thumbing through one of Assouline‘s newest release: The Impossible Collection of Jewelry. (Read also The Impossible Collection of Fashion) See also: Book Review: Frida Kahlo Fashion As The Art Of Being In this magnificent collection of the most spectacular jewels of the twentieth century, fine jewelry historian Vivienne Becker selects the quintessential bijoux that represent the milestones of jewelry design of the last one hundred years. From Art Nouveau to the brink of the new millennium, Becker’s selections range from magnificent Cartier creations, such as the Maharajah of Patiala’s famous necklace, to lesser-known delights. Carefully curated, the 100 pieces featured stand out for their design, and the story behind them. A flip through the book’s pages…

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