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.

TESTIMONIALS AND REVIEWS

Judi Bollan

Now I can finally join in the chorus singing praises about the amazing Napier book from Melinda…You have to see this book in person to really comprehend the wealth of information that will take us quite some time to really digest…The pictures are just perfect and I especially love how it shows the old time movie stars wearing a piece of Napier and that very piece is shown in person… and the contents pages… most books have a page maybe two listing chapters on the contents page…this one has 15 pages counting both sides of the pages… oh my gosh!! And the Fashion Trends and Jewelry Trends on the different decades is so educational and helps us get the real feel of the era. I actually could go on for probably 10 more posts about how I feel about this wonderful publication. We all thank you so very much for all of the precious time you took out of your life to bring us this treasure.
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2021-05-15T03:00:06-07:00
Now I can finally join in the chorus singing praises about the amazing Napier book from Melinda…You have to see this book in person to really comprehend the wealth of information that will take us quite some time to really digest…The pictures are just perfect and I especially love how it shows the old time movie stars wearing a piece of Napier and that very piece is shown in person… and the contents pages… most books have a page maybe two listing chapters on the contents page…this one has 15 pages counting both sides of the pages… oh my gosh!! And the Fashion Trends and Jewelry Trends on the different decades is so educational and helps us get the real feel of the era. I actually could go on for probably 10 more posts about how I feel about this wonderful publication. We all thank you so very much for all of the precious time you took out of your life to bring us this treasure.

Robin Deutsch

You will not believe the wealth of material that is in this book. Pictures, patents, advertisements, anything a lover of jewelry could want. Even if you don’t collect Napier (as I confess i don’t), it doesn’t matter. You will not believe how much is pertinent to any American CJ that we collect. THIS is a scholarly tome that belongs on every bookshelf for every student or lover of jewelry. This is what I have always wanted to read. The story and the history of American costume jewelry. You’ve done it
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2021-05-15T03:01:50-07:00
You will not believe the wealth of material that is in this book. Pictures, patents, advertisements, anything a lover of jewelry could want. Even if you don’t collect Napier (as I confess i don’t), it doesn’t matter. You will not believe how much is pertinent to any American CJ that we collect. THIS is a scholarly tome that belongs on every bookshelf for every student or lover of jewelry. This is what I have always wanted to read. The story and the history of American costume jewelry. You’ve done it

Melinda Hatfield

It is gorgeous, a work of art, and I can’t wait to curl up this evening and immerse myself in Napier history.
Well done, Melinda!
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2021-05-15T03:04:09-07:00
It is gorgeous, a work of art, and I can’t wait to curl up this evening and immerse myself in Napier history.Well done, Melinda!

Barbara S.

Wow, what a Masterpiece.
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.
5.0
2021-05-15T03:03:27-07:00
Wow, what a Masterpiece.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.

Barbara Diddle Czeh

I just got mine. WOW, Melinda, this is so fantastic, I am proud to own it. I can’t wait to have the time to sit and enjoy it. Just glancing through it has given me a thrill. Thank you so much for your work and wonderful contribution.
5.0
2021-05-15T02:56:36-07:00
I just got mine. WOW, Melinda, this is so fantastic, I am proud to own it. I can’t wait to have the time to sit and enjoy it. Just glancing through it has given me a thrill. Thank you so much for your work and wonderful contribution.

Cathy Gordon
(Book Author)

I am in awe!
Your book is fabulous. You have now set the standard for what a jewelry reference book should be.
5.0
2021-05-15T02:48:00-07:00
I am in awe! Your book is fabulous. You have now set the standard for what a jewelry reference book should be.

Brenda Challinor

Your attention to detail is remarkable. This is not one of those poorly photographed and poorly researched books that are on the market. It is over-the-top classy, hugely informative, and I appreciate all your hard work!
5.0
2021-05-15T02:33:21-07:00
Your attention to detail is remarkable. This is not one of those poorly photographed and poorly researched books that are on the market. It is over-the-top classy, hugely informative, and I appreciate all your hard work!

Pamela Pamfiloff
(Book Author)

I am stunned at the magnitude of the work you and your associates accomplished. An amazing effort at each level of production. And, the scholarly endeavor is much appreciated. The bar has been raised.
5.0
2021-05-15T02:50:48-07:00
I am stunned at the magnitude of the work you and your associates accomplished. An amazing effort at each level of production. And, the scholarly endeavor is much appreciated. The bar has been raised.

Cheri Van Hooverr

I received my books today and they are truly amazing. This is a book which is destined to be a classic work. It firmly establishes Melinda as a leading expert not only on Napier jewelry, but on the American jewelry industry and the history of fashion, as well.
5.0
2021-05-15T02:58:52-07:00
I received my books today and they are truly amazing. This is a book which is destined to be a classic work. It firmly establishes Melinda as a leading expert not only on Napier jewelry, but on the American jewelry industry and the history of fashion, as well.

Sally Hoffman

Congratulations!
It is amazing. Looking at the size of this book I am surprised it only took you 12 years! the book is astounding!
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2021-05-15T02:52:54-07:00
Congratulations!It is amazing. Looking at the size of this book I am surprised it only took you 12 years! the book is astounding!

Ellen Rachlis

I spent a good part of my day just looking and looking through your book. It is absolutely amazing with all of the information that you have collected and documented and just all of the information about jewelry trends and styles etc.
5.0
2021-05-15T03:02:21-07:00
I spent a good part of my day just looking and looking through your book. It is absolutely amazing with all of the information that you have collected and documented and just all of the information about jewelry trends and styles etc.

Evelyn

I am blown away. I have been in the antiques and collectibles business for many years and have 100’s of pounds of reference books, incl. jewelry books, but yours is in a class by itself, so superior I can’t even find the right words for it. The content, the photography, the quality of binding and paper are just amazing. Thank you soooo much, It is now my most treasured book.
5.0
2021-05-15T02:47:06-07:00
I am blown away. I have been in the antiques and collectibles business for many years and have 100’s of pounds of reference books, incl. jewelry books, but yours is in a class by itself, so superior I can’t even find the right words for it. The content, the photography, the quality of binding and paper are just amazing. Thank you soooo much, It is now my most treasured book.

Jan Cox

What a wonderful book! Lots of research, clear pictures everything you’d want in a jewelry book!Thanks Melinda ~ excellent in every way
5.0
2021-05-15T02:32:13-07:00
What a wonderful book! Lots of research, clear pictures everything you’d want in a jewelry book!Thanks Melinda ~ excellent in every way

Leslie – Zephyr Vintage

WOW is the first word that comes to mind. It is exquisite!
Melinda, you have done such an amazing job!
5.0
2021-05-15T02:58:22-07:00
WOW is the first word that comes to mind. It is exquisite!Melinda, you have done such an amazing job!

Linda Vogue

I have to chime in on this superior book. I have been through the entire book page by page, mainly looking at the pictures and seeing what is in this massive book, but also reading some here and there! Now, I am starting over and plan to read more (but not skip the pictures – they are absolutely top quality!) I love the way the book is broken out into decades and talks about the fashion and jewelry trends. Also, the section on findings and marks – It is so detailed and so useful!
5.0
2021-05-15T02:59:38-07:00
I have to chime in on this superior book. I have been through the entire book page by page, mainly looking at the pictures and seeing what is in this massive book, but also reading some here and there! Now, I am starting over and plan to read more (but not skip the pictures – they are absolutely top quality!) I love the way the book is broken out into decades and talks about the fashion and jewelry trends. Also, the section on findings and marks – It is so detailed and so useful!

Stefani Brawner

Oh my gosh…it is amazing. Thank you!
5.0
2021-05-15T02:55:00-07:00
Oh my gosh…it is amazing. Thank you!

Heather Gothard

Until I actually held it in my hands, I didn’t realize quite what a massive volume it is. And unlike the college textbooks that my students must purchase in my class, this is really a value worth the money.
5.0
2021-05-15T03:00:45-07:00
Until I actually held it in my hands, I didn’t realize quite what a massive volume it is. And unlike the college textbooks that my students must purchase in my class, this is really a value worth the money.

Sheri Weiss

Just wanted to chime in, that it is amazing! I have not had a chance to sit and really see all that is in there, but what I have seen so far, is beyond comparison.
5.0
2021-05-15T02:56:00-07:00
Just wanted to chime in, that it is amazing! I have not had a chance to sit and really see all that is in there, but what I have seen so far, is beyond comparison.

Debi Reed

This is no little book – and it is loaded with so much information that I’m both dazzled and dazed LOL!!
5.0
2021-05-15T02:50:11-07:00
This is no little book – and it is loaded with so much information that I’m both dazzled and dazed LOL!!

Merry Shuggart

The book (should I say to me?) arrived last week. I finally got a chance to look through it (and partially read) yesterday. It is WONDERFUL! Congrats on a job well done. Excellent resource and the photos are gorgeous.
5.0
2021-05-15T02:36:27-07:00
The book (should I say to me?) arrived last week. I finally got a chance to look through it (and partially read) yesterday. It is WONDERFUL! Congrats on a job well done. Excellent resource and the photos are gorgeous.
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