Collecting Victorian Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide
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.
&break;&break;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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I've owned this book for a several years and have found it to be one of the definitive books on Victorian and antique Jewelry. Full of photos, explanations of materials and styles with a reasonable price guide, it's one of my favorite books and a must have for anyone interested in researching and selling vintage jewelry.