by Laura E. Johnson
Historic New England’s jewelry collection spans centuries of family tales, industrial development, and artistic expression. Some of these adornments bear designer names. Some are well used, with stories embedded in every nick and missing stone. Some represent up-to-the-minute trends and some embody deeply held spiritual beliefs.
With full-color photographs, the sixty-four-page Keepsakes and Treasures reveals the stories behind jewelry made and worn in New England from the mid-1700s to the present.