Inside the Jewelry Box: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry: Identification and Values

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Inside the Jewelry Box is based on news columns by Ann Mitchell Pitman that have run in antique publications since 1997, Ann has been collecting costume jewelry since 1969, when she made her first purchase- a Silverstone bracelet with Cinderella's castle on it.

This exquisite book contains over 1,000 photos. It gives extensive coverage to Claudette, Volupte, Les Bernard, and Calvaire, which have received only limited coverage in other books. ...
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Inside the Jewelry Box is based on news columns by Ann Mitchell Pitman that have run in antique publications since 1997, Ann has been collecting costume jewelry since 1969, when she made her first purchase- a Silverstone bracelet with Cinderella's castle on it.

This exquisite book contains over 1,000 photos. It gives extensive coverage to Claudette, Volupte, Les Bernard, and Calvaire, which have received only limited coverage in other books. It also includes chapters on Mazer Bros., Hobe, Hattie Carnegie, Bakelite, and Juliana.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781574323917
  • Publisher: Collector Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Mitchell Pitman has been the author of a monthly newspaper column, 'Inside the Jewelry Box,' since 1996. She has interviewed many experts and authors over the years and taken photographs of their collections. Her book, which shares the same name as her column, was published in 2004.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
About the Author 6
Foreword 7
Introduction 10
Mazer Brothers 14
Calvaire 19
Claudette 22
House of de Lillo 30
Hattie Carnegie 34
Nettie Rosenstein 41
Juliana 43
Les Bernard 48
Bogoff 55
Hobe 57
Volupte 70
Quality 73
Florenza 100
Fruits & Vegetables 103
Bakelite 116
Parures & Demi-Parures 133
Necklaces 152
Bracelets 160
Brooches & Pins 174
Earrings 207
Rings & Things 216
Pebble Jewelry 218
Guilloche 221
Contemporary Jewelry 223
Fakes & Reproductions 230
Care & Repair 235
Selling Your Jewelry 236
Vintage Ads 237
Costume Jewelry Internet Websites 254
Vintage Fashion & Costume Jewelry 266
Jewelcollect 267
Bibliography 269
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2005

    Fun read, beautiful photos, loads of great jewelry

    Grab a cup of coffee, or a glass of sweet ice tea, and settle down with this wonderful book filled with beautiful photographs of great vintage costume jewelry. This book was meant to take the place of a personal chat with the author, who was born and raised in the South, and allow you to play in her jewelry box. You will learn about some designers never featured before, and see a wondrous variety of jewelry, from inexpensive pop beads to high end Chanel. This book has something for every collector, from the novice to the experienced dealer and/or collector. I wrote this book, I LOVE this book, and I hope you will order a copy and fall in love too. My website is the same name as the book go have a peek at my author's photo and see if you don't come away smiling. Email me, I love to chat with fellow vintage costume jewelry collectors. Dare to be glamorous!

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