shows the reader how to uncover “elementary” clues for solving the mysteries of jewelry. These clues help separate the old from the new, the gold from the gold plated, diamonds from
rhinestones and the junk from the jewels.
Over 300 illustrations and 158 photos (32 pages in full color) will guide the collector, dealer, or any interested individual to discover when a piece of jewelry was made, where it was made
and who made it.
The Author takes the reader step by step through testing materials and stones using common sense techniques and household supplies. The list of 139 collectible jewelry
designers and manufacturers including their makers marks and information about when they were popular. It provides invaluable clues about fine, costume and Mexican jewelry.
This book is a “must-have” for anyone who is interested in jewelry.
With 30 years of experience, C. Jeanenne Bell is well known throughout the country as an expert in all phases of the antique jewelry business. Her national television
appearances include Pax TV’s Treasures in Your Home, FX Collectables Show, Nostalgia TV, and the Antiques Roadshow. She travels extensively throughout the United States,
Great Britain, Europe, and Asia, collecting and researching antique jewelry and its history. Her books include Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 1840-1950 now in its 5th
Edition, and the Collectors Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry.
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