The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard

By Natasha Kuzmanovic

Introduction by David Rockefeller

204 pages

11¼ x 11¼ in. , square

Hardcover with jacket

ISBN 978-0-86565-185-2

US $65 / CAN $78

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In 1898, Raymond C. Yard began his career in the jewelry business as a door boy at Marcus & Co. It was during this period that the newly affluent American industrial families began to patronize American jewelers like Tiffany & Co. Yard was encouraged by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., to open his own company; Rockefeller recommended the Yard firm to his family and connections, and shortly Yard was creating jewels for the Woolworth, Flagler, DuPont, Harriman, and Vanderbilt families.

The creations of the Yard company were always characterized by the highest-quality gems, intricate settings, timeless style, and a sly sense of whimsy.

Natasha Kuzmanovic is a historian and author of John Paul Cooper: Designer and Craftsman of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

David Rockefeller, a banker and philanthropist, is the youngest and only living son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.