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
Leslie – Zephyr Vintage
Melinda, you have done such an amazing job!
it's so beautiful what you've accomplished!
A great job!
Former vice president of Napier marketing
Cheri Van Hooverr
It is amazing. Looking at the size of this book I am surprised it only took you 12 years! the book is astounding!
Well done, Melinda!
Barbara Diddle Czeh
Former vice president of design for The Napier Co.
Your book is fabulous. You have now set the standard for what a jewelry reference book should be.
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.
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!
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.
Joyce Zakierski Simons
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.
Here is a note to add to your Napier book on page 667. This is an extraordinary Napier Byzantium necklace from the company’s 1990 fall collection. It was part of a special edition for the fall collection. The necklace features six strands of jewel-tone beads flanked by fluted bi-cone spacers. The rich tones of the beads next to the 23k gold-plate fluted spacers make this piece stand out. It was one of several necklaces designed in rich-jewel tones. This particular piece has a wonderful feel to it, and it’s rather substantial in person. It is currently available on our website.Here is a note to add to...
This image is a rare opportunity to see a jewelry rendering (in progress) and the final product. This necklace is one of the most desirable designs by Napier for Disney. If you’re both a Disney and Napier fan, this necklace is a must-have piece. Hopefully, some of our Napier employee friends and designers will chime in regarding the history of this design. NFS. #napierjewelry #napierhistory #napierbookThis image is a rare opportunity to...
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