The Magic of Charm Jewelry

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A lavishly illustrated celebration of the role and significance of charm jewelry presents historical and anecdotal information about the symbolic meanings of charms, references the collections of such individuals as Grace Kelly and Marlene Dietrich, and cites the twenty-first-century's growing charm popularity.

Norton Pub
An exquisite celebration of the latest fashion sensation: the perennially popular charm. Since time immemorial charms have been worn as symbols of the eternal themes of love, luck, and protection. Whether in the form of Ancient Egyptian scarabs or Chinese tortoises, talismans against the Evil Eye or heart-shaped lockets, horseshoe pendants on necklaces or miniature coins dangling from gold chains, charms exude a kind of magic. Figures from the worlds of Hollywood, royalty, and fashion have long been seduced by the appeal of charms. Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly, the Duchess of Windsor, and Coco Chanel were all devoted to them, and Marlene Dietrich never traveled without hers. Today glamorous celebrities and style icons can be seen wearing these unique personal mementos: Anna Sui wears hers on an anklet, Sarah Jessica Parker wears hers on a sweetie bracelet, Matthew Williamson weaves his into his fashion designs, and Mariah Carey even named an album Charmbracelet.We in the twenty-first century have rediscovered the timeless allure of charm jewelry, whether in the shape of shamrocks or stars, whether made from cowrie shells or precious stones. This book, containing a host of memorable anecdotes and historical facts, together with a hundred color illustrations, is the perfect celebration of the charm of charms. 111 illustrations, 106 in color.

Blackwell North Amer
Charms are the fashion phenomenon of the new millennium. Whether four-leaf clovers, horseshoes, crosses, tiger claws, cowrie shells, heart lockets or an initial on a pendant, they carry the eternal magical properties of love, luck and protection. These beautiful pieces of jewelry can be romantic, whimsical, mystical, witty, or just plain glamorous. As the accessory of choice for the most alluring icons and celebrities from the worlds of Hollywood, royalty and fashion, the charm is the ultimate mark of style and badge of identity. From ancient Egyptian scarabs and Chinese tortoises to today's fabulous high-heeled shoe in silver or diamond pave star dangling from a bracelet, the astonishing range of shapes and materials mean that there is a charm to appeal to everyone. This book, with a host of memorable anecdotes and historical facts, together with over 100 full-colour illustrations, is a treasury of keepsakes and talismans, and the perfect celebration of the exquisite charm of charms.

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2005
ISBN: 9780500512135
Branch Call Number: 739.278 Ay94c 2005
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Alun-Jones, Deborah


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