Jewels of Passion Book Review

Jewels of Passion Book Review
It was my great pleasure to indulge myself in Jewels of Passion. Not only did I get to partake in Sherri’s passion for top-quality jewelry, I feel I have met an amazing woman! This divine hardcover book is dripping with superb examples of the best Vintage Costume jewelry available. The photography is utterly spectacular. Thank you Sherri for taking the time to put this treasure together and allow all of us that share your passion to be inspired by your kindness, generosity and your breathtaking collection!

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This coffee table hard covered book has 176 pages of full color examples of Hobe, Coro, Carnegie, Ciner, Eisenberg, Haskell, Weiss, D&E among others. Well organized and presented, Sherri has given us the opportunity to meet her and her “extended family” through her jewelry. When I shop at antique stores for vintage treasures I often wonder who owed these pieces before I came upon them. Was their value sentimental? Where were they worn and on what special occasion?? Sherri teaches us how to wear our “riches”….EVERYDAY!!


From her family to her clients to her co-workers Sherri tells her story using jewelry collecting as the medium. This makes an interesting mix; it is refreshing to see someone share themselves in such a way with so many individuals.

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Just as I often wonder about the previous owner of vintage pieces I’m sure Sherri will leave her fantastic aura attached to all the marvelous examples of fine vintage jewelry from days gone by. Wonderful memories will connect themselves to pieces worn daily and of course, on those very special occasions.


I found this book to be truly unique and one of a kind. I highly recommend adding this book to your library collection. I know I will use it as a reference source as well as a touching reminder that life is what we make of it….who we surround ourselves with, and how we share it.

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I hope I have tantalized you enough with a sprinkling of some of the quality photos and pieces you will find tucked inside Jewels of Passion!

A bit about the author: Sherri Duncan has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine a degree she obtained from Michigan State University. Sherri and her husband, Bill, live in South Carolina where she runs her own veterinary hospital. Sherri began collecting vintage jewelry in 1996 and has not stopped since. Deby Roberts and Sherri connected through meeting at an antique store they both frequent- Deby supplied vintage pieces and Sherri was seeking pieces….sound like a match made in heaven and they have become dear friends. Deby has taught Sherri much about collecting vintage jewelry and she helps Sherri find the very best pieces to add to her collection.

Contents include:
Unexpected Angels!
Jewels For All!
Love the Gifts!
Had to Have It!
Holiday “Holly”-fication!
My Furry Friends!

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