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A jewelry guide for true aficionados. book to learn all about jewelry

From the preface, the reader will understand that the author, Fabien Raybaud, fell into the pot at an early age thanks to his father, an artisan jeweler in Cannes in the jewelry store founded by his grandfathers. Unlike his forefathers, he chose not to sit at a desk and shape gold, but for more than thirty years tirelessly researched thousands of historical, political, technical, symbolic, sociological issues related to jewelry.

This book offers a synthesis of these many aspects and begins with a quote from a 19th century art critic: Mankind has lived thousands of years without knowing steam engines, without doubting the power of electricity, without knowing the secrets of printing; but he had invented ornaments from the earliest days of his origin.’

The reader is treated to a complete and rich illustration of the history of stones and jewelry. From prehistory and greedy ancient civilizations…

Source: Le Figaro

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