THE NAPIER CO.:
Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry
The Napier Jewelry book is a visual encyclopedia of Napier Costume Jewelry. It is the most comprehensive book on vintage costume jewelry. This jewelry book tells the heretofore untold and phenomenal story of The Napier Co.’s inception, development, flowering, and ultimate success. It chronicles the history of its management, manufacturing, marketing, and most importantly, the unparalleled beauty of Napier fashion jewelry. With approximately 4000 pictures of Napier jewelry history and over 250,000 words of text and descriptions, you will be taken step-by-step, decade by decade, through the development of the Napier style. As a collector, you will learn to recognize the findings, materials, and designs to appropriately circa-date the Napier jewelry in which you are investing. As a lover of vintage costume jewelry, you will enjoy the drama and excitement of the trials, tribulations, and breakthroughs at each stage of the Napier journey. In the end, you will have a deep and lasting appreciation of the romantic story infused into the metal, gemstones, crystals, cabochons, and elegance of each piece of Napier jewelry that you own or are considering owning. Purchase your book here directly from the author and learn why vintage Napier jewelry is still relevant in today’s market of fashion jewelry.
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TESTIMONIALS AND REVIEWS
Cheri Van Hooverr
Your book is fabulous. You have now set the standard for what a jewelry reference book should be.
Leslie – Zephyr Vintage
Melinda, you have done such an amazing job!
Barbara Diddle Czeh
Joyce Zakierski Simons
You have structured this document in such a manner so as to make it a great tool to be used by creative people in jewelry design.
Former president and CEO of The Napier Co.
The photos are just outstanding. I believe the depth of information will broaden my education in vintage jewelry not only with respect to Napier, but vintage jewelry in general for over the past 100 years...jewelry trends, manufacturing, etc. And it's so wonderful to see collection and designer names and I love the way it's arranged by decade. I will spend a lot of time with this book that's for sure.
it's so beautiful what you've accomplished!
A great job!
Former vice president of Napier marketing
Former vice president of design for The Napier Co.
I rec’d your beautiful, heavy, wonderfully printed and designed book yesterday and just had time to open it. I am speechless. No wonder it took you a few years to do. It’s an encyclopedia! I skimmed through it and just loved the jewellery, right from 100 years ago to now. Congratulations on an exceedingly well done Napier Bible.
It is amazing. Looking at the size of this book I am surprised it only took you 12 years! the book is astounding!
I am beginning to feel sorry for anyone who does not own this book ---Do yourself a favor and buy a copy and then you will be grinning---just like me!
Well done, Melinda!
In 1990, Napier advertised a tutorial on how to select jewelry based on one’s face shape. To determine your shape, stand in front of a mirror and trace the outline of your face. When looking at the tracing, one of five shapes should be evident–square, oval, rectangular, round, or heart. Attitudes about beauty have evolved since the 1990s, and we want every woman to celebrate her inherent beauty. Enjoy these tips, take what feels right for you, toss the rest, and have fun selecting your jewelry! SQUARE Earrings: round, oval or inverted triangular shapes in medium to large sizes. Necklaces: longer styles in lengths of 24″ to 30″. Pins: pins worn to the side of the lapel away from face. RECTANGLE Earrings: wide dramatic sized earrings–round buttons in medium to large sizes. Avoid long drops. Necklaces: necklaces in short or medium lengths, especially those with a bold center design. Pins: pins worn at the base of the throat. ROUND Earrings: moderate drops or slender oval buttons. Avoid round buttons and large hoops. Necklaces: longer lengths, multiple strands. OVAL Anything goes! HEART Earrings: avoid tiny studs; long drops and large hoops. Necklaces: medium length (24″) or round collars–avoid necklaces with bold center design. Pins: wear high on lapel.In 1990, Napier advertised a tutorial on...
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Readers Alert These earrings are part of the Napier Crystal Basics Collection of 1992. They feature beautiful Swarovski navettes flanked by brilliant circ-cut stones. Napier marked the earrings in two places—both on the arm of the clip and the back of the clip. The earrings are also conveniently marked with an “L” or “R” to ease questions about proper wearer placement. Not all earrings in the Napier line had left or right markings.Readers Alert These earrings are part of...
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