Miller's Costume Jewelry: How to Compare & Value

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Organized chronologically starting with the Victorian era, this guide includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the 1960s Space Age. It features popular designers such as Eisenberg, Trifari, Boucher, Joseff, Mazer, Haskell, Schiaparelli, Dior, Chanel, Hobe and Ken Lane. Included in the text are 54 two-page colour spreads in which pairs of related objects are analyzed, compared and evaluated with the object of answering the question of why one item is more valuable that the other. The factors involved may include age, rarity, intricacy of design, maker, marks and provenance and the author hones in on salient value features. Additional text on history, material and manufacturers is also featured. Also covered are topics such as understanding the market and care and repair.

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