File Size: 18590 KB
Print Length: 258 pages
Publisher: Krause Publications (June 26, 2008)
Publication Date: June 26, 2008
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This is a beautiful picture book, with lots of lovely shots of vintage jewelry. If that's what you're looking for then look no further. However if you want detail or descriptions or history or really, much text beyond the approximate value, then you should consider something a little more comprehensive, like :Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: The Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading as this book may not have as many pretty photos (although it has plenty) but it has a wealth of information about the designers and the companies who made so much of this beautiful, wearable art.
If you're into jewelry with glass gems or the art deco look, this is an excellent resource. The text gives a good review of jewlery in the 1920s - 1940s, but on the level of an interested collector, not for a research paper. The photos are excellent and the pieces nicely categorized by type.
I would not invest in this book. Perhaps I was looking for something more instructive and for comparison than what this book offers. Before you purchase you should review in a book store or library.
This book has pictures. No history of items, very very few items are identified. No photos of the backs of the pieces to see mounting type, most are simply identified as "pot metal". Makes one seriously wonder where the prices are being quoted from? The writers own ebay sales perhaps? I would not suggest this book to anyone who needs more than a photo because your not going to get it from this book.
tHE BOOK IS TERRIFIC. iT HAS GREAT COLOR PICTURES AND GREAT BASELINE INFO FOR BEGINNER COLLECTORS. I SIMPLY ENJOY LOOKING THROUGH IT!
The book doesn't help for identification or pricing. It has pretty pictures, and it shows the prices of them, but it only shows unusual items. They need to change their name to Leigh Leshers picks for price guide. When looking for a price guide I expect multiple pages with a lot of pictures per page in alphabetical order by designer names, and a price for each item. What I got was a history of Jewelry, same thing I can get in all of Warman's books.
I have a large collection of vintage jewelry that I have accumulated and had no idea where to start. I feel that I know so much more now about identifying the different styles, materials, and era of my individual pieces after reading this guide. Well written and wonderful photographs.
Nice collection of pictures. There was not enough written information as far as identifying and pricing vintage jewelry. Had to get another book from another author who gave a more detailed explanation regarding prices and identification.
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