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Need a Holiday Gift For Your Best Clients? Pick Up “If These Jewels Could Talk”



She’s done it again, and it may be her best yet.  My former colleague and prolific author, editor and designer Beth Bernstein, who authored My Charmed Life in…


of INDESIGN Magazine and Contributing Editor of INSTORE.

he’s done it again, and it may be her best yet.  My former colleague and prolific author, editor and designer Beth Bernstein, who authored My Charmed Life in 2012 and Jewelry’s Shining Stars in 2013, is releasing what I think could be her most popular book to date: If These Jewels Could Talk


The hardcover book, which will begin shipping through most online retail outlets in November (list price $95, but currently discounted to $62.88 on, tells the stories behind some of the most famous celebrity jewelry in history.  From Elizabeth Taylor’s Van Cleef & Arpels pavé diamond heart received as a make-up gift from Richard Burton, to Grace Kelly’s emerald-cut Cartier engagement ring, to the famous jewels worn on-screen in films like Titanic and The Great Gatsby (Cartier for the first film in 1974 and Tiffany & Co. for the 2013 remake), Beth writes about the jewelry that has captivated fans and provided designers with inspiration for trends down the decades.  The book features 300 color illustrations and will be a must-own keepsake for every jewelophile.

“Throughout the 20th century, the world’s most fabulous jewels have held tremendous sentimental and symbolic value, as they are linked to the most significant moments and memories of Hollywood ‘royalty,’ aristocracy and international icons of style,” says Beth.  “If These Jewels Could Talk offers a glimpse into the jewelry boxes of these celebrities – the personal tastes, heartfelt anecdotes and the true tales of the women who wore and collected the pieces, providing privileged insight into the worlds they inhabited.”

No one understands and appreciates the lore and influence of historical jewelry better than Beth Bernstein.  And not many authors were also once jewelry designers themselves, which gives Beth a unique insight into pieces that most critics could appreciate only as fans.  This book would make a fantastic parting gift for your best clients this holiday season, either after a large purchase or at your annual Ladies’ Night (and would also go nicely on the coffee table in your store lounge).  If you’re smart, you’ll pre-order a copy today!



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