In the best London tradition, I’m having afternoon tea with my latest jewelry coffee table book addition in one of my favourite and very stylish dinner spots in Mayfair, Isabel. Known for her knowledgeable, in-depth books about jewelry history, Beatriz Chadour-Sampson pleases jewellery lovers once again with her new book The Power of Love: Jewels, Romance and Eternity! 

Among all the jewellery history books that I’ve read, this large, tastefully designed jewelry coffee table book is the first one to explore the history of romantic love and marriage and how they have been celebrated by wearing jewellery. From the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome to Middle Ages and Renaissance through to the modern day “The Power of Love: Jewels Romance and Eternity” examines the love signs of different époques beautifully illustrated in a curated collection of historic jewellery designs. 

“Throughout history, romantic love and marriage have been celebrated by the wearing of jewels. From the shell necklace to the heart pendant with diamonds, jewellers have been able to express some of our deepest emotions through their craftsmanship and image”

Beatriz Chadour-Sampson

The Power of Love: Jewels Romance and Eternity jewellery history book is an extraordinary journey, revealing the central role of jewellery in the history of love and marriage, and undoubtedly one of must-read coffee table books for jewellery lovers! It deeply resonated with me as I have always believed jewellery and love are interlinked on a sentimental, emotional level. Flipping through the pages of all the depictions of love such as clasped hands, crowned hearts, cupid’s arrows, hidden messages and flowers in jewellery design is making my jewellery lover’s heat soar!

Thanks for stopping by! Discover more fascinating books for jewellery lovers in my “Best Jewelry Books” article and share you favourite coffee table books about jewelry in comments below!

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Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, The New York Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

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