Book Reviews

RICH HISTORY Jewellery in Britain 1066-1837: A Documentary, Social, Literary and Artistic Survey, by Diana Scarisbrick. 1994. 456 pages. 176 black/white, 54 color illustrations. $100.00. (JCK Data Center OQ-001) To order call (212) 535-5406. One pleasure for me as a jewelry-maker is awareness of the role jewels have played in the daily lives of people who have come before us. Much of what we know of what our forebears valued we know through the jewelry they wore, commissioned and gave as tokens. Understanding this, it's easy to see why I should be drawn to a book with a subtitle that refers to social and literary currents in culture. I was immediately impressed with Scarsbrick's wealth of information and attention to detail. Will you be as impressed as I was that the last 60 pages (that's a small book by itself) is spent on bibliography and references? I enjoyed the heft of the b
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