Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (November 2000)
Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.8 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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I was very happy with this book. I have been collecting for 22 years. I have been a vintage jewelry dealer for just a few years. This is the book I open the most when buying, researching and selling anything silver. Organized by geographic origin, each chapter gives you a rich overview of styles, eras, hallmarks, makers' marks, quality, estimated value and more... Love this book.
I was looking for a book to help with identifying Mexican jewelry marks. This book went beyond just Mexican silver on to US, Scandanavian, British and other types of silver. It was exactly what I was looking for.
Mr. Rezazadeh "strikes gold" AGAIN with yet another sumptuous book about jewelry. His latest is replete with comprehensive, instructive text and a wide array of detailed photographs of silver jewelry items from virtually every decade in the 20th Century, including the many countries in which silver jewelry is hand-wrought or manufactured. I purchased this book about a month ago, and have yet to read about the many manufacturers and techniques which Mr. Rezazadeh has included. This book is WELL worth the price. Every true SILVER jewelry afficionado will add this "gem" to his/her collection with sheer delight!
As a vintage jewelry dealer (Atlanta Vintage Jewelry dot com), I was in need of great reference material for silver jewelry. This book filled the bill nicely.'Collectible Silver Jewelry' is chock full of excellent information on silver sources from around the world. Rezazadeh informs the reader about makers, designers, marks, methods, and history. Excellent pictures. This book should be on the shelf of anyone who has an interest in vintage jewelry of the silver kind.Gail Gupton, Author: The 31-Day Diet of Spiritual Enlightenment and Seekers of Truth.
Fred Rezazadeh must be an authority on the subject & the book shows it. Notions are simple and clear, treatment of the subject matter is balanced and professional, and it is all well documented. With the exception of a few, the color pictures-- & there are 100's of them-- are appropiately dimensioned & are of high quality. This book is a must for silver jewlery collectors & those who may have any interest in the subject matter.
Whether you are an expert collector or a neophyte, you will find this book a valuable reference source. It is illustrated in full-color and covers the range of silver jewelry makers exhaustively, maker by maker, including illustrations of makers' marks.
I greatly enjoyed the Costume Jewelry book written by the same author. This book is the best reference book on silver jewelry that I have seen on the market. It has beautiful photographs and great deal of information on the silver jewelry of so many different countries all with manufacturers' marks, biographies, national silver standard marks, etc. Great value and equivalent of several books combined. Thanks Mr. Rezazadeh for another comprehensive book on collectible jewelry.
I have been searching for a reference book on sterling silver to help me determine prices of jewelry I want to sell. This is a wonderful book with value guides on a wide variety of sterling jewelry from many companies and countries, including hallmarks and histories of the companies. One thing I wonder about though, is why the price of the book is so high (anywhere from $50 to $500 no matter where you buy it, according to my own internet research) when the publisher's price tag on the back of the book is $24.95. My copy has updated prices from 2005, so the book is only 7 years old. Irregardless, I am very happy to own this book and recommend it highly.
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