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Brilliant Effects: A Cultural History of Gem Stones and Jewellery

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In a broad-ranging and exceptional work of cultural and art history, Marcia Pointon explores what owning, wearing, distributing, and circulating gems and jewelry has meant in the post-Renaissance history of Europe. She examines the capacity of jewels not only to fascinate but also to create disorder and controversy throughout history and across cultures.

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Hardcover, 426 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by Paul Mellon Centre BA (first published 2010)
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