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128 pages, 120 color illustrations, 8 × 9.25 in, ISBN: 978-0-87846-836-2
Since its founding in 1912, Oscar Heyman & Brothers has created fabulous jewels for some of the world’s elite houses, causing it to be known in the trade as “the jewelers’ jeweler.” This lavishly illustrated history follows the firm’s growth, from its origin as a Russian immigrant family enterprise in New York City to its establishment as an important ally of major retailers throughout the global jewelry trade. Enhanced with dazzling photographs of new and vintage pieces, as well as design drawings from the firm’s archives that are works of art in their own right, this book reveals Oscar Heyman’s important role in the story of high-style American jewelry.
Support for this publication was generously provided by Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf and Oscar Heyman & Brothers, Inc.
About the Authors
Yvonne J. Markowitz is Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator Emerita of Jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Elizabeth Hamilton is an independent writer and researcher and a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design/Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.