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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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574326079
  • Publisher: Collector Books
  • Publication date: 12/2/2008
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (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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  • Posted August 9, 2009

    Costume Jewelry

    I purchased this book hoping to learn more about collectible costume jewelry. The pictures were good, but the book didn't have the items I was interested in. Over all a good book, but I wouldn't recommend it for purchase. I returned and purchased a different book.

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  • Posted November 3, 2008

    Gorgeous and informative vintage costume jewelry reference book completely different from previous two volumes in this fun, informative and colorful series. What a variety of jewelry!

    This book is the 3rd in the series and features all new photographs and information. There are nearly 1,000 full color photos of vintage costume jewelry, vintage ads and website listings of sites specializing in vintage costume jewelry. The previously unknown history behind companies such as Calvaire and Ann-Vien are revealed. The jewelry of preeminent collectors is featured with full descriptions and values. The information and photographs in this book are all completely different from the previous two volumes, and this is a must-have for your jewelry reference library.

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