Every once in a while, you get an invitation you can’t turn down. When that invitation includes fine champagne and being surrounded by countless millions in DIAMONDS, what’s a girl to do? You throw on some heels and hit the party, which is exactly what I did this Monday for the launch of De Beers Jewellers launch of their new book, The De Beers Jewellery Book (Assouline, 2011.)
The book marks (no pun intended…well, maybe a little) the long and storied history of this legendary jeweler. Published by Assouline (one of the greatest publishing houses when it comes to cultural books in my humble opinion, I have a LIBRARY of their books), the book is filled with history on the company from coining the phrase “A Diamond is Forever” through their creation of some of the world’s most legendary diamond pieces and it includes a massive catalog of the jaw-dropping designs from the company. Complete with text from jewelry critic Vivienne Becker, this is a book that will bring life to any fashionable library and it will fire up the imagination and spirit of any art, fashion and jewelry lover.
The book will be available later this summer at De Beers stores as well as the Assouline boutiques and both companies’ online stores for $165. So, while you bookmark making this purchase, please enjoy a few of my favorites from inside the De Beers store. You know, because a girl can dream, can’t she?