The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated history of jewelry.
The Universal Bead
Responding to a resurgence in the interest of beads, Erikson examines the role of these intriguing objects in human affairs throughout history, as decorations, insignias, bearers of magic powers, and as currency.
Russian Blues: Faceted and Fancy Beads for the West African Trade
44 pages with 34 full color plates featuring over 1500 Bohemian and Venetian beads traded in Africa.
A World of Necklaces
A World of Necklaces-the fourth book in a series that also features rings, bracelets and earrings-demonstrates the importance and variety of the remarkable Ghysels collection of ethnic jewelry.
A World of Rings
This second volume of a multi-volume series on the Ghysels collection presents nearly 800 extraordinary objects, most of which have never been shown to the public before, coming from Africa, Asia and America.
Chevron and Nueva Cadiz Beads
Excellent close-up color photos of 1000’s of trade beads, both individual and strands.
White Hearts, Feather and Eye Beads From the West African Trade
36 pages with 31 full color plates featuring over 1800 Venetian beads traded in Africa.
Beautifully illustrated, Collectible Beads meticulously explores and documents the rise and development of a collecting passion.
Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment
A sumptuously produced book with an elaborate, informative text and 704 beautiful photographs of adornment from many parts of the world, ranging from Aboriginal Australia to Africa.
Power and Gold: Jewelry from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines
From the Collection of the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva (African, Asian & Oceanic Art)
Jewelry Of Nepal
In sixteen trips to Nepal’s most inaccessible areas, goldsmith and jewelry designer Hannelore Gabriel has documented the local jewelry worn for both daily and ceremonial use, and her photographs and articles have appeared in numerous art and jewelry related publications.
Middle Eastern and Venetian Glass Beads: Eighth to Twentieth Centuries
This book—which includes a synoptic table on Eastern Mediterranean beads, Middle Eastern beads and Venetian Beads—provides an in-depth analysis of the elements that make up specific bead types, allowing us to achieve a reading of their technical, historical, and symbolic characteristics.
Naga: Tribal Adornment: Signatures of Status and Self
Naga traditional adornment exhibits a variety, profusion and complexity of beads and natural elements-rarely found in tribal Asian, or even African societies-that combine to create a vibrant, distinctive aesthetic.
Splendor of Ethnic Jewelry
This beautifully executed volume will provide inspiration for designers and pleasures for students of ethnic cultures.
Ojime Magical Jewels of Japan
This is the first introduction to the art of ojime, small intricately carved beads that were originally used to keep closed the container suspended from a netsuke and which are now worn as jewelry and avidly collected.
The History of Beads: from 100,000 B.C. to the Present
Since its publication in 1987, The History of Beads has become the world’s definitive guide for bead lovers, collectors, and scholars.
Ethnic Jewellery: From Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands
In this lavishly illustrated book, more than 500 magnificent pieces are presented in color, together with detailed descriptions.
World of Bracelets
The Ghysels collection of ethnic jewellers is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive. It is the culmination of passionate quest of over fourth years for aesthetic beauty and authenticity.
Manik-Manik di Indonesia (Beads in Indonesia)
In-depth look at Indonesian beads.
Jewellery of Tibet and the Himalayas
Lavishly illustrated, this book celebrates the beauty of the jewelry and tells the overlapping stories of trade, conquest, faith, and fortune that lie behind it.
Beads of the World
The friendly text and hundreds of color photographs of beads from around the world bring order to this awesome field of growing popular interest.
Pearls: A Natural History
From Leonardo da Vinci’s recipe for imitation pearls to the derring-do of deep-sea pearl divers, Pearls: A Natural History delves into virtually every aspect of the gemstones that have been prized since ancient times for their luster and purity.
The fantastic, sometimes alarming glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly are lavishly and beautifully photographed in this enchanting display of his work, and rewardingly discussed by Mr. Kuspit.
Africa Adorned is the first book to document and describe the incredible panoply of African decoration, surveying every major tribe style and every material used.
Jewelry of Southeast Asia
Anne Richter gives us the first comprehensive account of a jewelry tradition that stretches across millennia from the vigor of Neolithic and Bronze Age art to the present day.
Silver Speaks: Traditional Jewelry of the Middle East
In a perceptive curator’s statement, Ellen Benson looks at the Silver Speaks exhibition and companion book as significant firsts in the continuum of the Society’s and the Museum’s longstanding interest in ethnic jewelry as manifested in earlier exhibits and educational programs.
Les Perles Au fil du textile
This book, a one-off in the French speaking world, looks into the past and present usage of beads in their relationship with thread.
Traditional Jewelry of India
Drawing on more than 35 years of collecting and research, Untracht surveys the major Indian jewelry forms and techniques, exploring Indian jewelry as both an ongoing aesthetic spanning 5,000 years and a highly significant form of cultural expression.
Glass Beads from Europe: With Value Guide
The various worldwide uses of glass beads, from antiquity to the modern time, are presented in this new book, along with the fascinating evolution of the beadmaking industry.
Southwestern Indian Jewelry
A pictorial exploration of the traditional and contemporary Indian jewelry of the Southwest presents color photographs of Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni pieces.
The Bead Goes On: The Sample Card Collection with Trade Beads from the Company
The Bead Goes On contains the complete sample card collection with trade beads from the J.F. Sick & Co.
Four Centuries of Silver
Four Centuries of Silver is a gorgeously illustrated guide to the beautiful silver adornments of Qing dynasty China.
In the magical world of jewelry, beads from Africa, straight from the end of the world, traded over the centuries, rich in ancient traditions and rich in all materials and all inventions, tell a part of human history and their society.
African Beads: Jewels of a Continent
African Beads: Jewels of a Continent is the first book ever published to deal exclusively with African-made beads.
With a new section of maker’s marks and new photographs, here is the powerful story of the silver renaissance in Mexico from the 1920s to the present.
Ethnic Jewellery is a beautifully illustrated survey of traditional jewellery covering: Africa, the Middle East, India, the Far East, the Pacific, pre-Columbian America, Latin America (Indian), North American (Indian), materials and techniques.
Ethnic Jewelry: Africa, Asia, And The Pacific
Sumptuously photographed ethnic pieces from the collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva shine brightly as the stars in this magnificent cavalcade of representative and decorative jewelry from various civilizations and kingdoms of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
The Complete National Geographic – Every Issue since 1888
6-disc boxed set captures National Geographic magazine’s past 121 years (1888-2009)
1000 Glass Beads: Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking
They’re the very best in contemporary glass beadmaking, 1000 dazzling and unique examples by an international array of artists.
Magical Ancient Beads
This work examines beads in Western and Central Asia from the Eastern Mediterranean to Mesopotamia, Iran and Afghanistan, many items dating from late-Roman to mid-Islamic times.
North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment
This big, beautiful, knock-your-socks-off title covers not only Native American adornment but also its history, the uses of materials, the spiritual meaning, the archaeology and oral traditions, and the artists.