Antique Collector - Antique Jewellery / Jewelry


Jewellery, the very oldest of decorative arts.
Humankind has been wearing jewellery of one sort or another since antiquity. Mainly used to beautify, show status or wealth, in grief or to create a partnership in love.

The more recognized forms of jewellery today, made over the last few centuries, consist of the obvious precious metals and gemstones of, gold, silver and platinum with diamond, ruby and sapphires. But for cost, as well as design variety, much use was made of practically anything that would polish to a shine like; amethyst, emerald, peridot, ivory, coral, jade, lava, shell, glass, and also natural products like pearls and human hair.

Many of us are familiar with insect jewellery, otherwise known as the bugs and butterflies culture. Fashionable among the Victorians, and with very much still in beautiful condition today, these items remain of great interest to the collector, with the added bonus that they can still be used for their original purpose, adornment.


Antique Jewellery / Jewelry


Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery
John Benjamin
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Jewellery designs from early times to the twentieth-century, assisting the jeweller, collector and student in making informed and balanced judgments upon scores of topics - from the setting of old gems, to fakes and forgeries. This book is illustrated with hundreds of colour photographs provided by auction houses, dealers, leading shops and private collectors.


Jewellery Appraising:
Antique, Period and Modern Anna M. Miller
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This beautifully illustrated, complete guide to accurate jewellery identification and appraisal provides step-by-step instruction in jewellery identification and dating, reviews the role and responsibilities of the appraiser and describes in detail virtually every style of antique and period jewellery, from Georgian and Victorian to modern, 'retro' and ethnic jewellery art.



A revised and fully updated third edition, unique in explaining why jewellery values vary and the individual points important for each category. Whether interested in the history of fashion, deciding what to buy or simply to enjoy a visual feast of beautiful objects, this book will serve as an invaluable reference and represents outstanding value.


Understanding Jewellery David Bennett, Daniela Mascetti
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Jewelry was one of the most successful expressions of Art Nouveau style. Biographies of over 300 designers are included, with a guide to identification, from the elegance of the French masters - Vever, Lalique and Fouquet - to the linear, geometric designs of the Viennese - Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser.



Art Nouveau Jewellery
Vivienne Becker
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Collectible Costume Jewelry: Id and Value Guide - S.Sylvia Henzel
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This updated identification and value guide covers over 670 costume jewellery items and a broad range of designs and materials, including sterling, enamel, celluloid, glass, plastic and brass.


Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present
- Clare Phillips
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Organized into sections starting with the ancient world and progressing through the Middle Ages and the Baroque to the Belle Epoque and Art Deco eras, then to the present day. Showing how jewellers have responded to new sources of gems, emeralds from the New World, diamonds from South Africa, and the discovery of metals like platinum and aluminium.



An easy-to-follow guide to developing an appraiser's eye and a connoisseur's knowledge of costume jewelry. It includes the Arts & Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and the 1960s Space Age and continues right to the 1980s. Featuring designers such as Eisenberg, Trifari, Boucher, Joseff, Mazer, Haskell, Schiaparelli, Dior, Chanel, Hobe, and Ken Lane.


Miller's Costume Jewelry: How to Compare and Value Tracy Tolkien
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Product details
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: House of Collectibles; 3rd edition (Jul 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0609806688
ISBN-13: 978-0609806685
Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.4 x 2 cm


The Official Price Guide to Costume Jewelry, 3rd Ed, Harrice Simons Miller
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Jewelry Price Guide
Kyle Husfloen
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This reference provides jewellery collectors with detailed descriptions and reliable pricing for 3500 items dating from 1800 to the present day. The book is divided into three sections: fine antique; modern; and costume jewellery.


The Master Jewelers
A.Kenneth Snowman
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In fifteen chapters each written by leading experts in the field, the world of fine jewelry, encompassing its social, aesthetic and business aspects from around 1850 to the present day, springs to life. Carl Faberge, Castellani, Rene Lalique, Cartier and Boucheron lent chic to these beloved abstract patterns.




Peter Carl Faberge, born in St Petersburg in 1846, has been called the greatest craftsman in the age of craftsman and is unanimously regarded as the owner of the largest jewelry ever to have operated anywhere on earth! This book is an extraordinary collection of work.


Faberge: Imperial Craftsman and His World
Geza Von Habsburg
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Pearls is the most spectacular volume ever produced on this prized gem. Blending history, science, and the jeweler's art to celebrate these natural treasures. This lavishly illustrated volume, shimmering with new color photography and archival images, traces the natural and cultural history of pearls around the world.


Pearls: A Natural History
Neil H. Landman
Paula M. Mikkelsen,
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Miller's Costume Jewellery: A Collector's Guide - C Behr, T Tolkien
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Miller's Costume Jewellery: A Collector's Guide takes a look at the leading styles of costume jewellery of the late 19th and 20th centuries, from the Victorian period through to Art Nouveau, Art Deco and designers such as Trifari, Miriam Heskell and Dior, right up to 1980s Chanel, and even collectables of the future.


Signed Beauties of Costume Jewelry:
Marcia Sparkles Brown
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Product details
Hardcover: 270 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (April 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574322885
ISBN-13: 978-1574322880
Dimensions: 28.8 x 21.5 x 2.2 cm



Product details
Hardcover: 270 pages
Publisher: Collector Bks,U.S.(May 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 157432182X
ISBN-13: 978-1574321821
Dimensions: 29.4 x 22.4 x 2 cm


Unsigned Beauties of Costume Jewelry
Marcia Sparkles Brown
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This single volume encyclopedia presents the most detailed technical descriptions available in the existing literature on 66 Faberg- eggs, as well as the stories of people involved in their making or presentation.


Faberge Eggs
by Christel Ludewig McCanless & Will Lowes
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