This sumptuous book showcases the work of women jewellers from around the world. It tells the story of influential women in the jewellery industry throughout the twentieth century, continuing to the present day. Along with beautiful images of the fantastic work they have produced, Women Jewellery Designers also follows the role of women in the jeweller's workshop. Jewellery designers include: Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, Suzanne Belperron, Line Vautrin, Wendy Ramshaw, Gerada Flockinger, Claude Lalanne, and many more. Jewellery firms include: Boivin, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Jensen, Tiffany & Co.
A Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem A), Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld began her career at Sotheby's & Co., London. Based in France, she is also the author of Twenty-First Century Jewellery Designers: AnInspired Style ISBN 9781851497294 (Antique Collectors' Club, 2013). Juliet's Great-grandfather, Thomas Weir, founded the jewellers Weir & Sons in Dublin in 1869, a company that is still run by members of the family.