Collecting Victorian Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide

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Krause Publications, Dec 3, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 400 pages
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Queen Victoria of Great Britain made a tremendous impact on the world, so much so that the era of her reign was given her name. Items from the Victorian period have a reputation for beauty and elegance, which is why they are such popular collectibles. This one-of-a-kind reference covers the beautiful jewelry of the Victorian Age, from 1837 to 1901. Gemologist C. Jeanenne Bell offers collectors this fascinating all-color exploration of the illustrious age and the elegant jewelry that is produced. Decade by decade, Bell reveals how the fashion of the time influenced the style of jewelry, and how innovations in manufacturing affected jewelry production. Jewelry listings provide current marketplace values, and also cover American and French jewelry styles from the time. Over 1,000 color pictures and illustrations convey the true beauty of Victorian era jewelry it produced.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
18061839 Timeline
6
18401850s Timeline
42
18601880s Timeline
83
18901901 Timeline
201
Bibliography
252
Notes
253
Index
254
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About the author (2004)

Known to collectors as 'the jewelry detective,' Jeanenne Bell has written books on pendant & pocket watches, as well as jewelry of all types. She is an antique jewelry dealer with retail stores in Kansas City, Missouri, and has collected hairwork jewelry for over 30 years.

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