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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

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    Rating (26 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    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


  • Avon Books

    Costume Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide (Confident Collector)

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    Rating (14 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Avon Books

    Worth buying!

    0 5/5 Rebecca R. Hadley "Rebecca R. Hadley" (Houston, TX) - See all my reviews This review is from: Costume Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide (Confident Collector) (Mass Market Paperback) I sell vintage costume jewelry for a living so, as you can probably imagine, I have a lot of books on the subject. This is definitely one of the best. It's filled with fantastic background information on the making of costume jewelry, the top name designers and popular styles. The photos (b&w and color) provide good illustrations and are often of rarer, less-frequently-seen styles. I also like the fact that it's a smaller paperback book (as opposed to a large format hardcover). It's easier to take to antique/jewelry shows and thumb through when necesary. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 3, 1999

    A Must Have for Serious Collectors

    0 5/5 Rebecca M. Makas "vitaminrm2" (West Hartford, CT USA) - See all my reviews, February 17, 2001

    A great info reference, but not my favorite

    0 3/5 0, March 14, 2002
    List Price: $16.00


  • Collector Books

    Unsigned Beauties Of Costume Jewelry: Identification & Values

    Book (Collector Books)
    List Price: $24.95


  • Collector Books

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

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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

    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 (14 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    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 Books Etcetera - 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


  • Collector Books

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

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    List Price: $24.95


  • Collector Books

    Coro Jewelry: A Collector's Guide, Identification & Values

    Book (Collector Books)

    Rating (12 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Collector Books

    A Big Disappointment

    If you're more interested in the company's history than the jewelry they produced, then you will not be disappointed in this book. However, if you're wanting to see the best of Coro and find a way to determine the value of a Coro piece (or what you should pay for it), this book fails to satisfy that criteria.First of all, the book is poorly assembled. Corocraft ends up near the back of the book after Francois and Vendome. The selection is poor; 9 pages of $10 - $20 earrings, 40 pgs. of Vendome and only 13 pages of Corocraft and Coro Sterling each. The key Collectible Coro pieces are hard to find in this book and when you find them, the photos are poor, the prices not consistent with the marketplace (some high some low) and some of the best aren't in the book (yet easily found on the internet). You never know which section of Coro you are viewing as every page in the book has the same header. The descriptions don't define which designer produced which piece and with... 2/5 Java Jewels (phoenix) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Coro Jewelry: A Collector's Guide, Identification & Values (Hardcover) If you're more interested in the company's history than the jewelry they produced, then you will not be disappointed in this book. However, if you're wanting to see the best of Coro and find a way to determine the value of a Coro piece (or what you should pay for it), this book fails to satisfy that criteria.First of all, the book is poorly assembled. Corocraft ends up near the back of the book after Francois and Vendome. The selection is poor; 9 pages of $10 - $20 earrings, 40 pgs. of Vendome and only 13 pages of Corocraft and Coro Sterling each. The key Collectible Coro pieces are hard to find in this book and when you find them, the photos are poor, the prices not consistent with the marketplace (some high some low) and some of the best aren't in the book (yet easily found on the internet). You never know which section of Coro you are viewing as every page in the book has the same header. The descriptions don't define which designer produced which piece and with... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 16, 2005

    WHAT A DECEPTION !!! and ... Poor CORO !

    0 2/5 Filomene66 (France) - See all my reviews This review is from: Coro Jewelry: A Collector's Guide, Identification & Values (Hardcover) Hope to see the best, the most interesting, the most curious of CORO ? avoid this book ! poor choice, bad pictures, ridiculous pink background .... big disappointment !!! and when you know that CORO did so gorgeous jewelry !!! ...... 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 12, 2005

    Coro lacks enough pictures to fill the pages!!!

    0 3/5 Terry Anderson "Vintage Bird Lady" (Colfax, Calif.) - See all my reviews, August 19, 2006
    List Price: $29.95


  • Collector Books

    Collecting Costume Jewelry 202: The Basics of Dating Jewelry 1935-1980, Identification and Value Guide

    Book (Collector Books)

    Rating (23 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Collector Books

    FABULOUS BOOK!

    0 5/5 Deborah J. Reece - See all my reviews, November 2, 2006

    $25.00 Well Spent!

    Brief Description of BookThis book is as thick as the September issue of Vogue magazine with almost 500 pages of information. The author guides the reader through the basics of dating a piece of jewelry. She uses a six-step process to sleuth out the approximate date of production. There are loads of photos and advertisements to help with dating. Costume Jewelry 202 may also be a "wish book" to keep you looking out for pieces that you just must have!Quantity of Illustrations:There are more than 1300 total illustrations in Collecting Costume Jewelry 202. There are 650 new color photographs, 160 original advertisements in color and black and white, 550 patent illustrations and 4000 patent design numbers.Comments: A very substantial reference bookQuality of Illustrations:B/w and color illustrations:Original vintage advertisements are reproduced in black and white or color depending on the advertisement... 4/5 Manon Kavesky (Chicago, IL) - See all my reviews, March 15, 2007

    Collecting Costume Jewelry 202

    0 5/5 R. Decker (Long Beach, CA) - See all my reviews, October 23, 2006
    List Price: $24.95


  • Collector Books

    Collectible Silver Jewelry Identification & Value Guide

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    Rating (21 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Collector Books

    A Sweeping, Successful Overview of Collectible Silver Jewelry

    0 5/5 Norene A. Cashen (Detroit Rock City) - See all my reviews, February 7, 2006

    Terrific resource!

    0 5/5 Beckie Perreault "BeckieP" (New England, USA) - See all my reviews, August 27, 2005

    A "GUIDED TOUR" THROUGH THE WORLD OF SILVER JEWELRY

    0 5/5 Lois A. Quarles ""light-seeker"" (Houston, TX USA) - See all my reviews, March 23, 2001
    List Price: $24.95


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