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Jewelled Path

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  164 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The jewel-studded world of the great Faberge opens up to the daughter of a London jeweller.
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published June 1983 by Doubleday Books (first published 1983)
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Dawn (& Ron)
Recent PBS pick up. My cover is nothing like any of these, very romance in appearance and blurb and very heavy 80's make-up on the female. Looks like the cover artist is Pino, I have got to get it scanned in to see if any of you, especially you BR gals, are familiar with this artist/cover. ...more
Triannas Treasures
I read this book when I was a preteen and ever after it left my with romantic allusions of jewelers. I don't remember the plot anymore just the feeling and the way that it made me want to design and appreciate beautiful things. I'd love to read it again one day. ...more
Juanita
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love it when I discover a new word to use - parure. Great story, revolving around the exciting world of great jewellery, and the changing times at the turn of the 19/20th. centuries.
Mystica
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Irene has been born into a jeweller family but she gets scant encouragement from her hide bound father, despite being very talented and accepted into a training school against severe odds. Her support comes from her step mother who understands Irene's talent and the need to create.

The time is the 1890s and a time of great change for women particularly. Going into a trade would have been totally forbidden before but Irene is determined to make some kind of life for herself and this she does. It h
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Julie Barrett
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jewelled Path by Rosalind Laker
Late 1800's Irene has a new Russian stepmother, Sophia and is married to Edmund, he designs jewelry for her.
Growing up she outfits her in new clothes, common, practical and colorful. Sophia also takes her to museums and art galleries and they stop in Edmund's jewelry shop where he designs.
Irene had learned so much from watching the process of the workers at the jewelry shop throughout the years.
designs jewelery something she always wanted to do. Her father wants he
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Ginger
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Set at the turn of the century 1900's, Jewelled Path sets up the scene with out with the old Baroque style and in with Art Nouveau. Our main heroine Irene has an oppressive father, and can't find a decent man. She's extremely ambitious and takes every opportunity to advance her interest in jewelry design. The author explores a woman's advancing role in society with the restrictiveness of male conceit, innate female jealousies, and infidelity. ...more
Lorraine
May 04, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Tells the story of jeweler Faberge.
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Barbara Øvstedal was an author previously writing under the pseudonym Barbara Paul and Barbara Douglas. She wrote a few books under this pseudonym but later changed to Rosalind Laker when Barbara Paul gained recognition. Her many books include The Sugar Pavilion and To Dance with Kings.
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