Spis treści: Brilliant Effects


Acknowledgements, s. ix
Introduction, s. i

PART ONE STORIES TOUCHING STONES

  • Fault Lines and Points of Light, s. 13
  • 'A fine Brilliant glittering on the little Finger', s. 39
  • Jewel-boxes in Pictorial Narratives, s. 67
  • Something Rich and Strange, s. 107


PART TWO POLITICS AND PRECIOUS STONES  

  • Marie-Antoinette and the Diamond Necklace Affair, s. 147
  • Charlotte of England,
  • Warren Hastings and the Dangers of Diamonds, s. 179

PART THREE MECHANICAL PLEASURES

  • Chinese Whispers: James Cox's Jewellery Museum - London in the 1770s, s. 203
  • Toys and Automata: Jaquet-Droz and Leschot - Neuchatel, Paris, London in the 1780s, s. 223

PART FOUR JEWELLERY: DISPLAY AND CONSUMPTION

  • The Treasury of the Santa Casa at Loreto and its English Visitors, s. 247
  • Secular Memorials: Mourning and Memory in Hair Jewellery, s. 293

PART FIVE JOHN RUSKIN AND HIS WORLD

  • Lapidary Loves, s. 315
  • Crystalline Terminations, s. 343

Appendices, s. 353
Notes, s. 356
Bibliography, s. 395
Index, s. 411

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