From antique shops to such upscale stores as Tiffany and Cartier, from flea markets to the chic design houses of Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel, charms are making a grand reappearance on the fashion scene. Drawn to these tiny treasures for their ability to express elements of the wearer's personality, today's charm lovers are using them to adorn everything from bracelets and necklaces to dog collars and diaper pins.
In "The Charm of Charms", photographer Jade Albert and writer Ki Hackney tell the fascinating story of this ever-popular jewelry item. The stunning color photographs provide an up-close and personal view of hundreds of cherished charmed jewels, including pieces belonging to Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, the Duchess of Windsor, Mariah Carey, and Mary J. Blige among other celebrities. The intriguing stories behind these beloved trinkets are told in the lively, informative text, which also covers the history of charms and amulets from prehistory to the present. Combining up-to-the-minute trendiness with nostalgic glamour, this gorgeous volume will appeal to fashion and jewelry enthusiasts both young and old.
Title: Charm Of Charms
Author: Albert, Jade; Hackney, Ki
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Harry N Abrams Inc: 2005
ISBN 13: 9780810958838
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: New Jacket
Seller ID: 003159
Description: 166 full-color photographs, 160 pages, index. The story of charms ,charm collectors and jewelers who have created them.