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288 pages

Classic American Costume Jewelry

Creator: Jacquelin Rehmann | 2010-09-21

Presents color photographs, descriptions, and prices for vintage costume jewelry made with wood, plastic, or rhinestones.

About this book
Jacqueline Rehmann, author of Classic American Costume Jewelry has done it again! In Volume 2, Ms. Rehmann features vintage costume jewelry made of wood and plastics. In a section entitled Bling she includes photographs of fashion jewelry made with rhinestones. The wood pieces can be considered novelty jewelry and the designs are often whimsical, novel, amusing, and even quirky. The history of plastics is described in the next section and includes a timeline of plastics. Many photographs of plastic novelty jewelry as well as fashion jewelry made with plastic embellishments are included. Historical information includes copies of patents and vintage advertisements that help identify and date jewelry. All photographs are accompanied by detailed descriptions that include estimated values. The table of manufacturers/designers, a popular item from her first book, is updated and expanded in Volume 2.



205 pages

Vintage Jewelry, A Price and Identification Guide, 1920-1940s

Creator: Leigh Leshner | 2002-06-01

A catalog of vintage jewelry, including prices and photographs.

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

About this book
As good as gold, this book satisfies the tastes of anyone with a curiosity for old white metal and rhinestone jewelry.The award-winning producer of the Hidden Treasures: Antique and Costume Jewelry video series brings you this beautiful book, featuring more than 1,000 pieces of jewelry. Filled with 400 color photographs that bring these glittering baubles to life, the book details white metal and rhinestone jewelry of the 1920s-1940s. Readers will learn the history of rhinestones, the different types of metal and rhinestones used during this era, and the fashion trends that influenced the designs. An extensive pricing and identification guide covers signed and unsigned foreign and American pieces.-- Features more than 1,000 pieces of jewelry-- Extensive pricing and identification guide-- Showcases both signed and unsigned pieces, as well as foreign and domestic



288 pages

Warman's Jewelry, Identification and Price Guide

Creator: Kathy Flood | Antiques & Collectibles - 2010-07-09

Presents descriptions, prices, and color photographs of over a thousand pieces of vintage jewelry.

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

About this book
The 4th edition of "Warman's Jewelry: Fine & Costume Jewelry" price guide is for any jewelry lover interested in jadeite, pearls, diamonds, figurals, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, sterling silver, beads, rhinestones, avant-garde, designer, antique Victorian-Edwardian-Georgian, couture, plastics including Bakelite and Lucite, gold, and even more exceptional jewelry categories. The book features a fresh and fun redesign with more than 1,000 all-new images. Scholarly information and helpful hints guide the collector on an amusing journey through costume and fine jewelry from the 18th to 21st centuries. The easy-to-follow format allows collectors to quickly identify their jewelry, plus concise and informative intro shorts tell the readers specifically what to look for within categories. The book is an indispensable addition to any jewelry library. Learn about jewelry without the usual tedium of non-fiction for a read that goes fast from the first word to the closing paragraph. Plus, read short interviews with category specialists. All in all, you'll learn a lot without realizing you've been ... studying.


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  • Collector Books

    Collectible Costume Jewelry: Identification and Values

    Book (Collector Books)

    Rating (31 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Collector Books

    A MUST book! You should READ AND look at the pretty pics!

    0 5/5 Phyllis Goodwin - See all my reviews This review is from: Collectible Costume Jewelry: Identification and Values (Hardcover) This is a FABULOUS book! I only wish I had this for all categories of my collectables. Not only does she have WONDERFUL color pictures of ALL different types of costume jewelry, enabling you to see other pieces similar to yours; but she does an excellent job CLARIFYING terms ie BAKELITE vs CELLULOID vs PLASTIC! She even includes diagrams & terminology of stone cuts & facets, pearl lengths & styles and jewelry designs. PLUS there are diagrams of "signature" markings.There is also a section on "Watch Outs" for FRAUDULENT copies. As a novice collector, I found this to be just what I need to be knowledgable and also to alert me when sellers don't know what they're talking about. This is a book you want to READ AND LOOK at the pretty pictures. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 21, 1999

    Nice Photography, But of Limited Value

    0 2/5 0, June 20, 2000

    Good information and contents but...

    0 3/5 0, October 25, 1999
    List Price: $24.95


  • Collector Books

    Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: The Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading (Identification & Value Guide)

    Book (Collector Books)
    List Price: $24.95


  • Krause Publications

    Vintage Jewelry: A Price and Identification Guide, 1920-1940s

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    List Price: $24.95


  • Collector Books

    Collecting Costume Jewelry 303: The Flip Side, Exploring Costume Jewelry from the Back, Identification and Value Guide

    Book (Collector Books)

    Rating (20 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Collector Books

    Costume Jewelry 303

    0 5/5 Cheryl Daysh - See all my reviews, October 24, 2009

    Fantastic Jewelry Book!

    0 5/5 Deborah J. Reece - See all my reviews, October 21, 2009

    Worth the Price!!!

    0 5/5 K. Shreve - See all my reviews, October 21, 2009
    List Price: $29.95


  • Collector Books

    Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading, Identification and Value Guide, 2nd Edition

    Book (Collector Books)

    Rating (14 reviews):
    (4.9/5)
    Collector Books

    Incredible upgrade, beautiful book!

    Hang on to your hats, jewelry lovers!!!! This is a book you MUSTN'T MISS!!! Julia C Carroll never disappoints collectors at any level of expertise. Once again, in this visually stunning new book she grabs us with beautiful pages in a logical and practical teaching layout that keeps us turning those pages!! The pictures are generous in volume and so well done you can examine the details in each piece. This new upgrade is a MUST HAVE-beautiful, bright, full of the great educational info of the original "101", but with so many more pictures and facts!! I find other authors' guides nice to thumb through, but you really learn to identify and nail down pieces out in the real world by studying Julia's "101" and "202". My collection is now full of incredible pieces I learned to look for only because of her great books. If you want the pride of knowing what to buy, and how to not overpay, buy and study this wonderfully updated book...even if you have the original "101", ADD THIS TO... 5/5 L (MI) - See all my reviews This review is from: Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading, Identification and Value Guide, 2nd Edition (Paperback) Hang on to your hats, jewelry lovers!!!! This is a book you MUSTN'T MISS!!! Julia C Carroll never disappoints collectors at any level of expertise. Once again, in this visually stunning new book she grabs us with beautiful pages in a logical and practical teaching layout that keeps us turning those pages!! The pictures are generous in volume and so well done you can examine the details in each piece. This new upgrade is a MUST HAVE-beautiful, bright, full of the great educational info of the original "101", but with so many more pictures and facts!! I find other authors' guides nice to thumb through, but you really learn to identify and nail down pieces out in the real world by studying Julia's "101" and "202". My collection is now full of incredible pieces I learned to look for only because of her great books. If you want the pride of knowing what to buy, and how to not overpay, buy and study this wonderfully updated book...even if you have the original "101", ADD THIS TO... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 1, 2007

    A beginners' guide to collecting designer costume jewellery

    "Collecting Costume Jewellery 101" is essentially a beginners' guide to the main makers of (American) designer costume jewellery. Other information is also given, such as how to repair and clean costume jewellery and what to do with unwanted jewellery, all of which would be useful to a person starting a costume jewellery collection. However, the vast majority of this book are devoted to summaries of the main jewellery making companies.For most designers, the summary given is brief, comprising the dates of operation of the company; a brief history of the company; the signature look of the product; and buying recommendations. Nevertheless, this is more than enough for a beginning collector. Greater detail is given about Coro, Kramer, Trifari and Weiss, however, four designers whom Carroll recommends for beginning collectors. Numerous color photographs are also provided for each designer, with values given for each piece of jewellery.For people seeking a more... 5/5 Genevieve Hayes (Australia) - See all my reviews, March 22, 2008

    ANOTHER FABULOUS BOOK BY JULIA CARROLL

    0 5/5 Deborah J. Reece - See all my reviews, November 14, 2007
    List Price: $24.95


  • Avon Books

    Costume Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide (Confident Collector)

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    List Price: $16.00


  • Collector Books

    Vintage & Vogue Ladies Compacts Identification & Value Guide, Second Edition

    Book (Collector Books)
    List Price: $29.95


  • Collector Books

    Unsigned Beauties Of Costume Jewelry: Identification & Values

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    List Price: $24.95


  • Collector Books

    Inside the Jewelry Box, Vol. 2: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry: Identification and Values (Inside the Jewelry Box: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry)

    Book (Collector Books)

    Rating (15 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Collector Books

    A highly recommended treasury for collectors.

    0 5/5 Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Inside the Jewelry Box, Vol. 2: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry: Identification and Values (Inside the Jewelry Box: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry) (Paperback) Inside the Jewelry Box: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry Identification and Values, Volume 2 is a full-color catalogue of an amazing array of costume jewelry pieces. Each piece is presented with one or more photographs, a recommended price, and the name of the collection from which the sample piece was selected. From charm bracelets to artful plastics to necklaces, earrings, and rings, as well as special sections dedicated to well-known brand designs such as Eisenberg and Bettina von Walhof, Inside the Jewelry Box is a singularly gorgeous compilation and a joy to page through simply to savor the photography. The text offers the occasional sprinkling of historical information, comments, or insights about costume jewelry as well. A highly recommended treasury for collectors. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 9, 2007

    Really disappointed

    I was just so very disappointed. I suppose I was expecting much more information and detail, for example the time periods, or the designer. I also was disappointed in the quality of pictures because they were somewhat dark and so I couldnt enjoy any of the dazzle or sparkle that I have seen in other pictures. My biggest complaint is that I did not like the way it was organized. It was overwhelming in the same way a 30 page menu is. I suppose I was expecting specific information on designers by chapter instead of a chapter on bracelets, earrings, etc. Even if the chapters were listed by time period it would have been more informative. I purchased this book solely based on the reviews but it felt like I went to a movie because the critics raved about it and after the movie I was still wondering what the big hooplah was about. I was expecting details and not personal opinion. I'm surprising myself by taking the time to write this because I'm not usually such a critic, but I was... 2/5 Camille "Camille" (Ohio) - See all my reviews This review is from: Inside the Jewelry Box, Vol. 2: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry: Identification and Values (Inside the Jewelry Box: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry) (Paperback) I was just so very disappointed. I suppose I was expecting much more information and detail, for example the time periods, or the designer. I also was disappointed in the quality of pictures because they were somewhat dark and so I couldnt enjoy any of the dazzle or sparkle that I have seen in other pictures. My biggest complaint is that I did not like the way it was organized. It was overwhelming in the same way a 30 page menu is. I suppose I was expecting specific information on designers by chapter instead of a chapter on bracelets, earrings, etc. Even if the chapters were listed by time period it would have been more informative. I purchased this book solely based on the reviews but it felt like I went to a movie because the critics raved about it and after the movie I was still wondering what the big hooplah was about. I was expecting details and not personal opinion. I'm surprising myself by taking the time to write this because I'm not usually such a critic, but I was... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 17, 2010

    A Must Have for Anny Serious Collector of Costume Jewelry

    An invaluable asset for any collector of vintage costume jewelry. The book is well written and well researched with hundreds of beautiful close-up photographs showing the detail of some really amazing works of art. Many of the pieces in the book have photos showing the reverse side and the designers mark.The book has chapters with the pieces grouped by designer, which is a real time saver if you want to look up a particular designer. There are also chapters where the jewelry is grouped by quality, showing only the more expensive pieces. Plus, there are several beautiful pictures of vintage ads.A really useful section is the one that list about thirty-five Internet Websites offering vintage costume jewelry for sale. If you are a dealer, like my wife, this is really helpful when pricing items for sale. She has an online shop where she sells vintage costume jewelry and artisan jewelry that she makes. She's starting to incorporate some vintage parts and pieces from... 5/5 Lloyd Christopher - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Inside the Jewelry Box, Vol. 2: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry: Identification and Values (Inside the Jewelry Box: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry) (Paperback) An invaluable asset for any collector of vintage costume jewelry. The book is well written and well researched with hundreds of beautiful close-up photographs showing the detail of some really amazing works of art. Many of the pieces in the book have photos showing the reverse side and the designers mark.The book has chapters with the pieces grouped by designer, which is a real time saver if you want to look up a particular designer. There are also chapters where the jewelry is grouped by quality, showing only the more expensive pieces. Plus, there are several beautiful pictures of vintage ads.A really useful section is the one that list about thirty-five Internet Websites offering vintage costume jewelry for sale. If you are a dealer, like my wife, this is really helpful when pricing items for sale. She has an online shop where she sells vintage costume jewelry and artisan jewelry that she makes. She's starting to incorporate some vintage parts and pieces from... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 29, 2009
    List Price: $24.95


  • Schiffer Publishing

    Avon Collectible Fashion Jewelry & Awards (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

    Book (Schiffer Publishing)

    Rating (9 reviews):
    (3.2/5)
    Schiffer Publishing

    Best Reason to Purchase a Book at Book Store

    When a person purchases a book at the book store, they may thumb through the pages to judge the qualifications of the book, the authors, and whether it fits their need or not. I am slowly learning who the good authors are in the collectible field to know whether to purchase their books on-line or not. This was definitely not the case with this book nor another book I purchased by these authors. I wanted an Avon book to help me identify and describe the collectible Avon Jewelry that I have found at various estate sales, and thought this book could help. I was definitely mistaken. Anyone can state, "Christmas Tree Pin with red stones, circa 1990" as stated on page 62, instead of Avon's description of "Victorian Tree Pin" with the actual date of 1992. Or on page 39, authors wrote "Abolone (sic - spelled wrong) set includes necklace with 14-inch silver metal chain, silver bracelet trimmed with gold, and ring set in silver, circa 1990s," when there is nothing gold or silver about the... 1/5 Jill Trade - See all my reviews This review is from: Avon Collectible Fashion Jewelry & Awards (Schiffer Book for Collectors) (Paperback) When a person purchases a book at the book store, they may thumb through the pages to judge the qualifications of the book, the authors, and whether it fits their need or not. I am slowly learning who the good authors are in the collectible field to know whether to purchase their books on-line or not. This was definitely not the case with this book nor another book I purchased by these authors. I wanted an Avon book to help me identify and describe the collectible Avon Jewelry that I have found at various estate sales, and thought this book could help. I was definitely mistaken. Anyone can state, "Christmas Tree Pin with red stones, circa 1990" as stated on page 62, instead of Avon's description of "Victorian Tree Pin" with the actual date of 1992. Or on page 39, authors wrote "Abolone (sic - spelled wrong) set includes necklace with 14-inch silver metal chain, silver bracelet trimmed with gold, and ring set in silver, circa 1990s," when there is nothing gold or silver about the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 8, 2005

    Avon Collectible Fashion Jewelry and Awards

    0 3/5 Debbie - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Avon Collectible Fashion Jewelry & Awards (Schiffer Book for Collectors) (Paperback) The book is a little old but still gives you an idea of what things might be worth. There doesn't seem to be any other books out there with more current information. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 3, 2004

    Okay

    0 3/5 0, March 21, 2013
    List Price: $29.95


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