During the past 11 years, Lewis has examined contradictions surrounding the company's history and uncovered facts previously unknown about the products distributed by Napier, which included working closely with Henry Swen who was employed with the firm as a salesman for more than 35 years. Lewis is poised to share this information with readers, but only if she reaches her 450 copy pre-order goal – visit TheNapierBook.com to order your copy.
When published this book will feature more than 4,000 photos of Napier’s jewelry and giftware, beginning with the early products made by E.A. Bliss coveted by collectors today, in a decade by decade format that spans the years between 1875 and 2000. The 1,000-page title will also share invaluable information on jewelry of impeccable quality made by Napier from the 1940s through the 1980s.
"Forget about what you used to think about Napier. It’s a hidden treasure in the collectibles market of vintage jewelry," Lewis said in a recent press release. "If you go by name only and believe that Napier produced exclusively modest tailored pieces, you’re going to miss out an opportunity to purchase some phenomenal jewelry."
This title will also debunk jewelry myths and share little-known information about the company and its founders gleaned from interviews with more than 50 ex-employees ranging from top level executives to jewelry designers and plant managers. Among these busted myths is the legend of the "Mamie Eisenhower" bracelet.
To learn more about the "Mamie Eisenhower" bracelet, continue to PAGE 2.