Answers To Questions About Old Jewelry

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Krause Publications, Dec 9, 2008 - Antiques & Collectibles - 448 pages
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Make smart sense of today's dynamic world of collectible jewelry when you rely on the answers to key questions about vintage jewelry covered in this new full-color edition of the jewelry collector's classic must-have. Authoritative details, such as maker's marks, outlined in this guide help collectors and dealers identify, date and assess everything from brooches and pins and pendants, rings and lockets of the mid-1800s through the 1950s. This new color edition also includes coverage of Modernist jewelry; as well as an expanded section devoted to Mexican jewelry, a market where many pieces are selling for thousands of dollars each.
 

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I found the book to be full of many interesting facts. I have recently started collecting costume and fine older jewerly and can go out with a more educated idea of what is on the market. Read full review

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Bell, an appraiser for PBS's Antiques Roadshow and the author of collectible jewelry guides and videos, has released another update to her 1996 work of the same title, now in its fifth edition. An ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
8
A Note From the Author
11
Introduction
12
Section One
13
What Is This Metal?
386
Is It Real?
391
How Was It Made?
398
Who Made It?
407
Glossary
436
Bibliography
441
Index
445
Copyright

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C. Jeanenne Bell is one of the country's most respected voices regarding collectible jewelry, offering audiences more than 45 years of experience in all phases of the antique, estate and collectible jewelry business. The author of books, videos and numerous magazine articles, she is well known throughout the jewelry-collecting world. An appraiser for Antiques Roadshow, Bell earned her Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) designate from the Gemological Institute of America.

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