Best new jewellery books

Tomes for jewellery lovers that won't break the bank and there is even one just for men and a useful guide to gem-buying around the globe. 

  • Celebrating themes dear to Chaumet, the Place Vendôme jeweller, Mémoire by Assouline offers three tomes on global inspiration, jewels for royalty and the glamorous women who wear them. Price: £58.
  • Can't make it to Paula Crevoshay's Los Angeles show of 'The Art of the Jewel'? Then the exhibition book will bring to your home all the colour and delight of these exceptional jewels. For sale on Amazon for $69.95.
  • Published by Thames & Hudson, James Sherwood's new book is the author's first edition dedicated to jewellery and one of the few that focusses solely on this topic with a particular emphasis on London jewellers with beautiful photography shot against men's wear from the best of Savile Row's tailors.  Available from Amazon for £20.96. 
  • 'Jewellery from Art Nouveau to 3D Printing' by Alba Cappellieri shares the author's vast knowledge of the world of jewellery and with an academic eye takes us through the style changes and elaborate techniques used to create remarkable jewellery from the start of the C20th onwards. Price £55
  • On a more practical note, Kim Rix's books on how to buy stones when abroad or on holiday offers handy pocket-sized tips on what to look out for and how to buy like a pro. On sale from Australia guide £14.99, others £12.99.
  • Van Cleef Arpels Vintage Alhambra 50th anniversary edition in lapis lazuli and diamonds.
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  • Cartier Yoshino ring with a morganite Coloratura collection2018

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