Solving the mysteries that surround the jewellery world, this text provides clues to separate old from new, gold from gold-plate, diamonds from rhinestones, and junk from jewels. The book features comprehensive lists of designers and marks, and information about fine, costume and Mexican jewellery.Solving the mysteries that surround the jewellery world, this text provides clues to separate old from new, gold from gold-plate, diamonds from rhinestones, and junk from jewels. The book features comprehensive lists of designers and marks, and information about fine, costume and Mexican jewellery.Read Less
New. Jeanenne Bell-One of America's leading authorities on antique jewelry, will help you discover: How to find clues that tell you if a piece is costume jewelry with rhinestones, or fine jewelry set with gemstones. How the "cut" of a stone can help you tell how old it is. What the marks and numbers inside a ring or on a brooch or pendant mean. What the terms gold, gold filled, gold plated, silver, silver-plated, and white metal tell about a piece. How the back of a piece can help determine its age. How to separate plastic from other plastic-looking materials such as amber and tortoise shell. Easy tests to determine if your black beads, bracelets, brooches, or lockets are jet, bakelite, gutta percha, vulcanite, onyx, or glass. How easy it is to use your basic tools-your eyes, ears, mouth, nose, and hands-to help solve the mysteries of a piece.
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Very good. 2000 Copyright Date, 166 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in size, Paperback. Out-of-Print. Very Good Condition. Shows some cover and corner wear from shelving/storage. Inside pages are in Very Good Condition with no tears and with no notations (no pencil marks, no underlining, no highlighting, etc. )
This book was recommended by experienced collectors. If you're a neophyte collector, you must start with this book. Reliable information on how to tell real pearls from fake, what tools are needed to examine jewelry and where to purchase the tools without breaking your wallet. The author reveals quick methods of identifying jewels, metals and plastics in a yard sale pile. It's hard to find this book, when you see it, grab it. You'll refer to it religiously during your first few years of collecting jewelry.
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