Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Royal Jewels” as Want to Read:
The Royal Jewels
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Royal Jewels

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
This exquisite, sumptuously illustrated full-color book offers a captivating, detailed history of the jewels of the British royal family. 90 color, 160 black-and-white photos.
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published May 19th 1988 by Grafton (first published November 21st 1985)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Royal Jewels, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Royal Jewels

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Johannes
Sep 19, 2016 Johannes rated it liked it
I liked, now it's a bit outdated, some of her info is now proven wrong, other is mere speculation but that's all there was back then. She has good info and may I point out how envious we all should be that she was able to dig into the vaults, to actually see some of it, I don't know whether you are but I AM! I'd also want to clarify that her point of view of the whole role of Queen Mary on the Russian Jewels affair has now been explained and yes, she had a soft spot for everything royal and even ...more
Heila
Feb 21, 2014 Heila rated it liked it
I looked at the pictures ... it was fun. Super fabulous close-ups and historical photos of giant diamonds, emeralds, all different crowns (I never really noticed there were different crowns). Beautiful pieces that jewelers created over the years. I really never noticed the immense size of some of the pearl drops, or cut stones. Or just how many, many diamonds there are in some of them. There are some stories that go along with them that were interesting.
Alshia Moyez
Sep 24, 2011 Alshia Moyez rated it really liked it
Do I even need to review this? Suzy Menkes is awesome & the jewels were to die for.
Angela
Jul 06, 2012 Angela rated it really liked it
Informative and interesting.
Debbie
Debbie rated it really liked it
Oct 20, 2014
❀⊱Rory⊰❀
❀⊱Rory⊰❀ rated it really liked it
Jul 27, 2014
Carol
Carol rated it it was amazing
Mar 02, 2008
BonnieL
BonnieL rated it really liked it
Mar 11, 2015
Courtney Jordan
Courtney Jordan rated it liked it
Aug 28, 2012
Jennifer
Jennifer rated it really liked it
Oct 20, 2013
Jessica Bellany
Jessica Bellany rated it it was amazing
Feb 01, 2017
Marion
Marion rated it really liked it
May 16, 2012
Pamela B.
Pamela B. rated it it was amazing
Aug 26, 2013
Jenni
Jenni rated it really liked it
Apr 08, 2011
Nancy Butcher
Nancy Butcher rated it it was amazing
Mar 15, 2008
Jayne
Jayne rated it really liked it
Jun 05, 2013
Melanie Clegg
Melanie Clegg rated it really liked it
Jul 08, 2011
Crystal
Crystal rated it really liked it
Nov 07, 2010
Norman Savage
Norman Savage rated it really liked it
Nov 27, 2016
Ella Kay
Ella Kay rated it liked it
Oct 02, 2014
E Kronacher Edwards
E Kronacher Edwards rated it it was amazing
Apr 05, 2016
Kathy
Kathy rated it really liked it
Mar 10, 2014
Jennifer
Jennifer rated it really liked it
Oct 27, 2011
Karen
Karen rated it it was amazing
Sep 06, 2014
Nyssa
Nyssa rated it really liked it
Sep 10, 2013
Irene Squib
Irene Squib rated it it was amazing
Jul 25, 2015
Connie
Connie rated it really liked it
Jun 18, 2012
Taryn
Taryn rated it it was amazing
Jul 08, 2013
Raven R Thomas
Raven R Thomas rated it it was amazing
Oct 12, 2016
HELEN MCKILLOP
HELEN MCKILLOP rated it it was amazing
Jul 29, 2016
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book