Tracing the history of costume jewelry from ancient times to the present day, and explaining how changing fashions, social developments, and the ...Show synopsisTracing the history of costume jewelry from ancient times to the present day, and explaining how changing fashions, social developments, and the discovery of new materials have influenced and inspired designers, DK collector's Guides: Costume Jewelry is exciting, comprehensive, and easy to use. Written by world-renowned antiques expert Judith Miller, the book offers more than 1,500 collectible pieces in catalog-style, including special sections on 25 major designers such as Joseff of Hollywood, Tiffany & Co, Chanel, Schiaparelli and Dior, and offers priceless tips on what to look for when buying costume jewelry.Hide synopsis
As someone who has collected and resold costume jewelry for many years I cannot recommend this book highly enough. The wonderful color photos show gorgeous pieces that you may never see elsewhere and many that are readily available. Miller showcases numerous designers and gives examples of some of their most collectable jewelry pieces. Whether you are new to collecting or a pro, Miller's bookpieces will sustain their value in your collection.
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