This book provides beginning collectors with friendly one-on-one advice on how to begin a collection and how to recognize good quality costume jewelry. Background information for almost 130 different manufacturers, including the author's recommendations on which pieces from each designer are the most collectible, are provided. Over 750 color photographs of costume jewelry that is within the means of most collectors are featured. There are also tips on how to upgrade a collection by selling to dealers, selling on eBay, and trading with friends; tips on how to catalog a collection using a spread sheet or a notebook; and tips on repairing, storing, and cleaning jewelry. A glossary of jewelry terms and an index of patent and design numbers round out the book. 2006 values.
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About the Author
Julia Carroll has been collecting costume jewelry for over 12 years. She taught computer science for many years, and at that time very few published materials were available to teach young children, so she frequently wrote her own lessons. She used this skill in trying to teach others about collecting costume jewelry and outlined the process in her book Collecting Costume Jewelry 101.
Table of Contents
|About the Author||5|
|Chapter 1||When to Buy and When to Walk Away||9|
|Chapter 2||Four Recommended Designers for Beginners||24|
|Chapter 3||Designer-Signed Jewelry||84|
|Chapter 4||Marked by Style Jewelry||266|
|Chapter 5||Upgrading Your Collection||274|
|Chapter 6||Repairing and Cleaning||284|
|Chapter 7||Cataloging a Collection||288|
|Chapter 8||Storing and Insuring a Collection||293|
|Appendix 1||Design Patent Numbers||302|
|Appendix 2||U.S. Patent Numbers||302|