Answers To Questions About Old Jewelry

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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...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896896956
  • Publisher: Krause Publications
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 660,559
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

C. Jeanenne Bell travels the country helping people learn about the treasures in their jewelry boxes, which includes appraisals on PBS' 'Antiques Roadshow.' Her professional affiliations include membership in the American Society of Jewelry Historians, Alumni Association of the Gemology Institute of America, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, and Alumni Association of Sotheby's Institute, London. In addition to previous editions of this book, Bell also authored Collecting Victorian Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide and How to Be a Jewelry Detective.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    a LOT of inaccuracies in this book, sloppy research or ineffecti

    a LOT of inaccuracies in this book, sloppy research or ineffective editing, in either case not a good book for reference or valuation

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Not sure what's allegedly inaccurate. I love this book. It even

    Not sure what's allegedly inaccurate. I love this book. It even includes GIA photos. Great info and glorious color photos. I highly recommend it!


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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Highly recommended, very informative.

    A must read for someone who is into antique jewelry. The author covers so many topics of interest.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2009

    Helpful starter

    A good read with interesting facts regarding jewelry people may have in their families or may come upon at estate sales.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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