ALEXANDRE REZA

ALEXANDRE REZA

BY Vivienne Becker

This book comes with an exclusive and complimentary Assouline canvas tote bag.
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For the past five decades, gemologist Alexandre Reza has been one of Paris's—and indeed, the world's—most exclusive jewelers, a master artisan and exporter based in Place Vendôme, the heart of fashion and luxury.

To experience his ornaments is to discover history reborn: The diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and rubies of his collections have seen the most extravagant centuries and epochs, from French monarchies to Persian dynasties to the Italian Renaissance. And yet Reza's precious stones are never meant to be an antiquated homage to a prestigious past; a creator by instinct, Reza takes history as inspiration rather than for reproduction. His handcrafted pieces mix ages and eras to create something special—a "harmonization of contradictory forces," according to historian Arlette Seta.

This monumental edition, presents more than one hundred rare pieces of Reza's creations, and includes a history of the famed gem house in archival documents and vintage photography.

This book comes with an exclusive and complimentary Assouline canvas tote bag.

Specifications:
ISBN:9782759404643
11.8 x 15.8 IN - 29.5 x 39.5 CM
186 pages | 100 illustrations
Hand-bound limited edition printed on cotton paper in a suede clamshell case

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About the Author
Vivienne Becker is a jewelry historian, journalist, and author of books on antique and 20th-century jewelry design, including Art Nouveau Jewelry and Fabulous Costume Jewelry. She collaborated with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on the best-selling book Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box (2009). She is a contributing editor for How to Spend It, the Financial Times's luxury magazine, writes for Saturday Telegraph magazine, and lectures regularly.

Press
The Citizens of Fashion – "Alexandre Reza by Vivienne Becker", April 2013
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Luxury Road - November, 2012
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Maxli – Assouline Books, September 2012
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Crystals City Center- Alexandre Reza, August 2012
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Town and Country – Alexandre Reza, June 2012
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Harper’s Bazaar Arabia – Alexandre Reza, April 2012
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Architectural Digest Mexico- Alexandre Reza, April 2012
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Vanity Fair, UK: Written in Stone - July 2012
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The Jeweller, UK: Notebook: Where To Go, What To Read, What To See… - July 2012
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Vegas Rated: Diamond Diaries - July 2012
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Vogue, Australia – One Man’s Treasure, July 2012
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Vogue, France – Homme de Pierres, July 2012
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