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Costume Jewelry A Practical Handbook & Value Guide

Saturday, March 26th, 2011


This is a wonderfully colorful book with just over 250 pages of inspiring pieces of jewelry from the turn of the century though about 1970. The vast majority of pieces included are metal with the dutiful nod to celluloid, Bakelite and Lucite.

“Costume Jewelry” is a broad introduction to jewelry that may help you to determine a manufacturing style you are particularly interested in emulating or studying. It contains nine chapters covering information such as: basic introduction to costume jewelry including displaying, cleaning and repair; American made and imported styles; unmarked jewelry; styles in semi-precious metals as well as base metals; pricing and plastics.

There are many wonderful color pictures on almost every page along with discussions of the manufacturers, how the pieces were marked, the dates the companies produced jewelry, and estimated prices for the lines.

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