Costume Jewelry Variations: Identification & Price Guide

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Krause Publications, Feb 28, 2011 - Antiques & Collectibles - 224 pages
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Many are drawn to the artistic construction and beauty of costume jewelry, but don't know enough about it to start a collection. One of the country's leading experts on jewelry collecting provides this new guide as a roadmap for starting collections. Author Marion Cohen focuses on four distinctive and extremely popular categories of costume jewelry: multipurpose jewelry, clips, motion jewelry, and figural jewelry. A detailed introductory section explores all aspects of costume jewelry-what it is, why collect it, and where to find it - and each of the four major sections introduces collectors to the variations of costume jewelry. With hundreds of listings and photographs, collectors will quickly and confidently identify pieces to add to their collections; plus, get information on caring for collectible pieces and identifying reproductions. Includes information on the what, why, and where of collecting costume jewelry An indispensable tool for beginning collectors- Features multipurpose jewelry, clips, motion jewelry, and figural jewelry
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
4
Foreword
5
Introduction
7
Multipurpose Costume Jewelry
10
Figural Costume Jewelry
50
Clips
89
Costume Jewelry with Movement
142
Caring for Costume Jewelry
182
Reproductions and Reissues
184
Glossary
188
Bibliography
189
Index
191
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