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Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger highlights over 200 beautiful and noteworthy examples from her more than 4,000 pieces.
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"Recognized as one of the world's foremost collections, Barbara Berger's costume jewelry portfolio features many of what are considered the twentieth century's most significant designs. Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger highlights over 200 beautiful and noteworthy examples from her more than 4,000 pieces. From legendary couturiers such as Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Valentino to contemporary designers including Daniel Von Weinberger, Iradj Moini, and Kenneth Jay Lane, this title presents the jewelry of over 60 designers, many of whom are among the industry's most revered names. Published in conjunction with the Museum of Arts & Design's Bedazzled exhibition, this book is the first definitive title on Barbara Berger's costume jewelry anthology to date. With original photography and an informative text written by leading expert Harrice Simons Miller, Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger is the ultimate accessory for jewelry aficionados and fashionistas alike."--Publisher's description.
This volume encompasses the broad range of Avon's jewelry products, from their popular holiday creations to replicas of historic masterpieces, from men's watches to children's charms, and from novelty wear to perfumed pins.
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One of the nation's biggest suppliers of costume jewelry since the 1970s, Avon's vast body of work is omnipresent in the antiques and collectibles market. Authors Monica Lynn Clements and Patricia Rosser Clements have compiled a complete tour of the subject for new and old collectors alike. Avon Collectible Fashion Jewelry and Awards is an indispensable guide to the full range of Avon costume jewelry, with approximately 450 detailed color photos and current market values for more than a thousand pieces. This volume encompasses the broad range of Avon's jewelry products, from their popular holiday creations to replicas of historic masterpieces, from men's watches to children's charms, and from novelty wear to perfumed pins.
A catalog of more than 1,500 collectible pieces features tips on purchasing costume jewelry, a guide to desireable prices, and a detailed history of costume jewelry from ancient times to the present day.
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Co-written by antiques expert, Judith Miller and costume jewelry specialist, John Wainwright, DK Collector's Guides: Costume Jewelry traces the history of costume jewelry from ancient times to the present day. It also explains how social and economic developments, changing fashions, new materials, and manufacturing techniques, as well as the haute couture houses of the 1940s and '50s have influenced and inspired the industry. Over 1,500 collectible pieces are presented in full-color, in a catalog-style layout, with prices and sizes clearly displayed below each one. There are profiles of 20 major international designers and factories, including Joseff of Hollywood, Trifari, Miriam Haskell, and Christian Dior. In addition, pieces by 80 lesser-known names are displayed and priced, and there is a gallery of unsigned collectible pieces. Contextual notes explain the features that make the pieces desirable, and there are tips on what to look out for when buying. "Hot" collecting fields, such as Bakelite and Christmas Tree pins, are featured throughout. The book also includes a glossary of materials, a list of designer's and maker's marks, and a directory of specialized dealers. Book jacket.