The Napier Book Proofs Arrive!

Early last Monday, Mark and Melinda went to FedEx to pick up the second set of color proofs and “blue lines.” After 11 years of anticipating this moment, she got to see all the hard work come together. Okay … I’m talking about myself. And yes, I was a little bit of a dork! But […]

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“Out Of This World! Jewelry In The Space Age” Forbes Jewelry Gallery Exhibit by Guest Curator Elyse Zorn Karlin

Melinda Lewis, author of The Napier Book, is pleased to announce that The Napier Book has two bangles (designed by Eugene Bertolli) in the Forbes Jewelry Gallery as part of the “Out Of This World! Jewelry In The Space Age” exhibit. The exhibit runs from now, until September 7, 2013. Elyse Zorn Karlin is guest […]

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The Arthur Godfrey Show
January 7, 1954 Featuring The Napier Co.

https://www.napierbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/napier-record-commerical-1a.mp3 Arthur Godfrey was a well-known radio and TV personality who’s career spanned decades. Known for doing lucrative promotional spots, he featured The Napier Co. in this January 7, 1954 broadcast. For Napier fans, this is certainly a look into the past during one of Napier’s most exciting period of market growth in the competitive […]

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The Mother-Daughter Series

The Napier Co. was not only known for its stylish and sophisticated designs, but it was also known for its whimsical figurals or as the company called them, “conversation pieces.” In the mid to early 1960s, Napier presented a conversation pin line called, “The Mother-Daughter” series. These pins came in two sizes so both mother […]

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Napier and Swarovski Crystals

In the early 1990s, Napier produced an astonishing line of high-end fashion jewelry designs using extremely expensive Swarovski crystal rhinestones that were hand set. These pieces originally retailed up to $250.00 each. In today’s 2013 dollars, this amount equates to over $423.00. The earrings below are from a dazzling 1991 collection. Additional information about this […]

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Napier Figurals

Napier figurals are an excellent way to start collecting Napier jewelry. Whether you choose animals, florals, or people, you are sure to find some incredible items. Many of these pieces have three-dimensional attributes, gorgeous colors and enticing textures. Most of the cast figurals manufactured by Napier were made in the 1960s and 1970s. The hand-manipulated […]

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“Indian Sunrise”

“Indian Sunrise” This open metalwork cuff, surmounted by oval and circ coral cabochons was part of a collection called, “Indian Sunrise.” The collection was comprised of link and cuff bracelets, earrings, and a necklace in rich coral tones with antique gold plating.  This bracelet later made in silver-plated metal with faux turquoise stones.  

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The Napier Book Publishing Updates

NEWS: NAPIER BOOK UPDATE We’ve been away for a bit as we work on wrapping up getting the final files ready for the printer. I’m happy to say we passed our first “file quality” test, and gave approval for the preliminary print color test. Mark and I also made an extremely difficult, scary, yet critical […]

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