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Astazi am sa va scriu despre o carte cu povesti. Povesti despre bijuteriile create in ultima suta de ani, mai exact. Cele mai multe carti despre bijuteriile mainstream incep cu creatiile lui Cartier si Fabergé, in perioada Edwardiana si se incheie cu creatiile de la final de deceniu ’40, eventual ’50. Cartea lui Carol Woolton, „Fashion for jewels: 100 years of styles and icons”, aduce povestea bijuteriilor pana in prezent. Un demers dificil, pentru ca in ultimii 50 de ani bijutierii nu s-au mai conformat unui singur stil, definitoriu si

„The winter of 1846-47 was bitter beyond belief, the coldest of the century. Siberian winds blew in across Europe. In Milan, two men froze to death and the Straits of Devon recorded the lowest temperature on the continent. Wrapped in furs to cover their meagre, government-approved, Austerity suits and dresses purchased with clothing ration coupons, British fashion editors sat on their gilt chairs and watched not just a total change in the silhouette, but a completely new idea of what to wear. At the end of the show, Carmel Snow,