This is not a picture book. Or a catalog. Or an encyclopedia. It reads as an informed and speculative account of recent and current practice. It is very engaging, particularly for those who recognize the histories, the people, the events. Alongside detailed “interlocking” case studies of key people, as well as those of selected exhibitions and organizations including cooperatives, specialist organizations, and galleries, more than 200 photographs of examples of jewelry, and some of the people and places mentioned along the way, are interspersed appropriately in the text.