Janet Deleuse 

"I Love Those Earrings: A Popular History from Ancient to Modern"

Janet Deleuse is a featured designer and contributing writer for this large and comprehensive book about earrings.

 From the earliest to the most recent, from artistic costume to over the top indulgent gems and diamonds.

Earrings designed by Janet Deleuse are featured in the book and on the back cover.

Hardcover – March 28, 2014   by Jane Merrill (Author), Chris Filstrup (Author) I Love Those Earrings was just published and is available on Amazon.



Sevan Biçakçi

Not for nothing is the Turkish-Armenian jeweler Sevan Biçakçi known as the “problem solver of the Grand Bazaar.” The technical mastery displayed in his award-winning creations—including a collection of carved gemstone rings blooming with tulips, crowded with cupolas, or bearing the likenesses of his favorite sultans—is unparalleled.

See for yourself in this gorgeous $165 doorstop written by Vivienne Becker and published by Assouline.

Loaded with brilliantly shot photographs of Biçakçi’s beloved Istanbul, the book has plenty of narrative backbone to satisfy the readers among you. I was hooked from the first sentence:

“His name means ‘bladesmith,’ and his story has become a legend of our time: an epic saga of toil, tribulation, and triumph, of heartbreak and heroism, of the passion, power, and glory of gold and gems; a tale that might once have been told by a wandering troubadour roaming the towns and villages of the mighty Ottoman Empire.”

Photo Courtesy Assouline,  Assouline’s oversize luxury edition of Sevan Biçakçi


  Terra Garnet

Vladyslav Y. Yavorskyy is a Bangkok-based gem dealer with a serious eye for stones. A few years ago, he published a mesmerizing book devoted to spinel, Terra Spinel. This year, he followed up with another coffee-table book that combines travelogue, gemological esoterica, and luscious color photography to acquaint readers with the wide world of garnets.

“Mention the word ‘garnet’ and most people think of an inexpensive red gem,” writes gemologist Richard Hughes in an introductory note to the book. “In truth, while many garnets are red, the family contains a cornucopia of colors that include sun-kissed oranges, emerald greens, and even color-changing chameleons that put many alexandrites to shame.”

From the 1853 discovery of demantoid garnets in the Ural Mountains of Russia to a 1999 find in Nigeria that uncovered bright orange mandarin garnets, the book details the most important garnet varieties of all time, setting the stage for a year that should see the gem reach new heights.

That’s because now that Pantone has christened reddish-brown Marsala its color of the year for 2015, expect garnet—especially the inexpensive red variety—to take its turn in the spotlight.

Courtesy Garnetbook.com,Terra Garnet, Vladyslav Yavorskyy’s ode to the family of gems that ranges from the lowly pyrope garnet to the vaunted demantoid




  Cartier in the 20th Century

To coincide with its well-received exhibition “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century,” which runs through March 15, the Denver Art Museum has partnered with the Vendome Press in New York and Thames & Hudson in London on a beautiful volume that includes a sweeping history of the maison from 1900 to 1975.

It features plenty photos of dazzling eye candy interspersed with astute observations—by the likes of global style director Pierre Rainero, among other contributors—about Cartier’s place at the intersection of 20th century art, culture, and history.

Courtesy Cartier, The cover of Cartier in the 20th Century



The Impossible Collection of Watches


As founder of ABlogtoWatch, a popular blog about timepieces, Ariel Adams has had a front-row seat to the spectacular rise of collecting culture in the watch trade since the turn of the millennium.

He documents the craziest watches to have resulted from that phenomenon in this coffee-table book, which starts with watches priced around $200,000 and goes up—way up—from there.

Courtesy A Blog to Watch, Ariel Adams’ take on the richest examples of watchmaking






   The World’s Most Expensive Watches

At $695.00, this Assouline title written by the British author and historian Nicholas Foulkes is perfect for the hardcore watch collectors in your midst.

Foulkes shares the stories behind 100 iconic timepieces, including the 1915 Omega Lawrence of Arabia aviator chronograph, the 1962 Breitling Cosmonaute, and the 1985 Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium Galileo Galelei, all the while weaving a tale of progress, mechanical innovation, and craft in this oversize luxury edition.

photo Courtesy Assouline, Assouline’s The Impossible Collection of Watches

 Article written for JCK By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief, Posted on December 21, 2014

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“Janet, thank-you for everything you do. As I said before, you are truly an artist, and that is why it is so special buying jewelry from you.” Peter, Atlanta, GA

” Beauty, exquisite design, pleasant and personalized attention. These qualities have been constant in our 20 years of shopping with Janet and Jeff Deleuse – Two exceptionally talented and caring people. The Best!’ Helen P.,Belvedere

"This store has a very pleasant environment and Jeff and Janet are both kind, wonderful people. I used Jeff a few times for appraisals and he was very thorough and was happy to answer lots of questions. He uses scientific methods and tests rather than going solely by appearance as some jewelers will try to do, and his expertise is well respected. On one occasion, he even went out of his way to help expedite a deal for me. He has my highest recommendation. Suzanne T., San Rafael, CA

“Jeff is an incredible gemologist who knows everything there is to know about gem stones. He is a true professional and can be trusted. The quality of their work is impeccible and always consistent. I would recommend Deleuse Jewelers to anyone looking for a new, “bauble,” for themselves or someone special!” Terri B., Ross

"I have used Deleuse Jewelers for many years - for everything from purchasing jewelry to repairing jewelry to getting appraisals on jewelry. Their service and work is superb. I highly recommend them." Suzanne S., Tiburon, CA

"I purchased this beautiful chain from Janet Deleuse about 3 weeks ago. It was an online purchase so I was hoping I would be pleased. It exceeded my expectations as it was exactly as pictured. Delicate and perfectly crafted. Packing was very secure and shipping was quick. I would not hesitate to purchase from Deleuse again! Michele, New Jersey

“Janet and Jeff designed and crafted our wedding rings and did a great job. They worked with existing diamonds we had in an antique ruby cocktail ring, added the sapphire stone and made a beautiful pendant with the ruby. In addition, they designed earrings for our daughters. All are still in great shape today. They are easy to work with and very reliable and trustworthy.” Peg M., San Anselmo

Accreditation includes diplomas from the Gemological Institute of America and the American Gem Society and thirty years of experience.

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