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Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery tracks the progress of jewellery design from early times up to the twentieth century. It will assist the professional jeweller, the collector and the student in making informed and balanced judgments upon scores of c
Over 100 illustrations. A useful and informative volume on how to identify and evaluate antique jewellery, geared towrds the needs of the novice collector. Filled with historical details and practical advice, this book belongs in the library of every antiques aficionado. Here is a clear and concise guide to the following areas of interest: early jewellery, gemstones, 18- and 19th-century jewellery, Art Nouveau pieces, and Art Deco and subsequent styles. The book is profusely illustrated with over 100 full-color photographs.
Decade by decade, the lavishly illustrated Vintage Jewellery recounts over 100 years of history, from Lalique's Art Nouveau enamelling at the turn of the century to Cartier's gemstones and Christian Dior's mid-century costume pieces, to Harry Winston's diamonds. Accompanied by archive images, fashion photography and specially commissioned photographs of period pieces, the most collectible and beautiful bracelets, necklaces, rings and brooches are showcased. An invaluable reference as well as a visual delight of times past, the book explores the key designers and jewellery houses, technical developments and cultural influences that have shaped jewellery design. Each chapter begins with a historical introduction to the era, offering an overview of the jewellery houses and designers of the time and their key influences. The chapter then develops along themes - such as materials, shapes, advances in technology and information about the gemstone industry. Each decade ends with a 'key looks' spread showing an at-a-glance view of the important designs that defined the era. The book concludes with a shopping guide, which offers pointers on sourcing and caring for original antique pieces.
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This book encourages readers to take a closer look at the old pieces of jewellery at the bottom of their jewellery boxes and helps them to understand the fine craftsmanship that many of these pieces represent. All types of jewellery are described and illustrated, either in colour or in black and white, and the traditional methods, decorative techniques and tools used by jewellers and goldsmiths are detailed through easily understood drawings.
This down-to-earth information-packed book is the very best kind of collecting companion. Among its practical features are recommendations for choosing, evaluating and caring for a collection, how to negotiate the best possible price, and a glossary bristling with facts and definitions. Rose Leiman Goldemberg learned, bought and wrote this book through her own practical and passionate love of antique jewelry.
This book was created because the authors recognised that there was a tremendous need for a definitive edition which lists genuine values for antique jewellery. Since styles, types and varieties of jewellery are many, the book includes numerous photographs to show a broad range of items at all price levels. The text is designed to present basic information which is geared towards the antique jewellery collector's field and not the modern jewellery market.
If you want to buy or collect vintage costume jewelry, learn what to look for and where to look. There is something for everyone who is interested in collecting vintage jewelry. Great places to find vintage costume jewelry locally are estate sales, auctions and flea markets. Vintage costume jewelry reflects the trends of the old days, and the designs are more influenced by the type of clothing worn and the material used at the time. With this ebook discover: - Where is the best antique jewelry? - 6 tips for antique jewelry success - Insane But True Things About Antique Jewelry - And More GRAB A COPY TODAY!
Featuring more that 2,500 photographs and current values, an up-to-date, comprehensive guide encompasses more than two hundred years of jewelry, dating from 1750 to 1960, along with information on current values for collectors. Original. 20,000 first printing.