Amazing Gems: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Most Dazzling Costume Jewelry

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Harry N. Abrams, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 256 pages
"For this informative, profusely illustrated book, noted jewelry expert Deanna Farneti Cera has selected more than 250 of the world's best costume jewelry creations, organized by time period and maker, beginning with Art Nouveau. Amazing Gems introduces readers to the significant periods and important creators of costume jewelry. Whether the author is describing necklaces by Chanel, brooches by Christian Dior, bracelets by Schiaparelli, or earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane, readers learn about the actual components of a piece, identifying marks, and other distinguishing characteristics. Also discussed are the various materials that make up costume jewelry, such as inexpensive metals, colored glass paste, rhinestones, marcasite, amethyst, wood, and Bakelite. Biographical notes on the major designers and manufacturers are included as well as a helpful glossary."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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