Handbook of Fine Jewelry by Nancy Schiffer
This 223 page hardcover book has color photos on each page showing fine jewelry in alphabetical order, starting with Acrylic resin and ending in Zuni Jewelry. It covers coral, diamond, English cut steel, enamel, Etruscan, hard stone, pearl, platinum, silver, and Victorian to name a few. There are tidbits to be learned throughout, including dating and materials, but I would in general call this a table display book for browsing, with gorgeous examples of hundreds of pieces spanning the 19th and 20th century. Ex-library book with paper dust cover. Edges have wear as shown, but the book pages are in very good condition and is thread bound as well.