Oscar Heyman

The Jewelers’ Jeweler


The little-known story of a leading American firm behind some of the world’s greatest high-style jewels.

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Yvonne J. Markowitz, Elizabeth Hamilton


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, including Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. 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.

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Weight 729 g
Dimensions 21 x 24.3 cm
Publisher name MFA Publications
Publication date 1 June 2017
Number of pages 128
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21 x 24.3 cm
Weight 729 g
Yvonne J. Markowitz is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator Emerita of Jewelry, 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.