Jewelry has a way of telling a story of the person wearing it. Antique or vintage jewelry, specifically, are wonderful conversation pieces that are a reminder of a favorite decade, era or memory. Each piece tells a story and that is exactly what Cherie Burns writes about in her new captivating book, Diving for Starfish--The Jeweler, The Actress, The Heiress and One of the World's Most Alluring Pieces of Jewelry. She is a gifted writer and storyteller providing her readers with insight into the history and lives of these treasured brooches and their owners.
Collecting fine antique and vintage jewelry has been near and dear to my heart since I was a little girl. My earliest memories were dressing up for parties wearing antique gold bracelets, pearls, and jeweled brooches borrowed from my grandmother. There is something magical and mysterious about wearing antique diamonds and jewels knowing they’ve had a life of their own before adding them to one’s collection.
The Nantucket Book Festival is proud to welcome Cherie Burns to this year’s festival and showcase this beautifully written book.