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Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading, Identification and Value Guide, 2nd Edition Paperback – Illustrated, September 15, 2007
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For most designers, the summary given is brief, comprising the dates of operation of the company; a brief history of the company; the signature look of the product; and buying recommendations. Nevertheless, this is more than enough for a beginning collector. Greater detail is given about Coro, Kramer, Trifari and Weiss, however, four designers whom Carroll recommends for beginning collectors. Numerous color photographs are also provided for each designer, with values given for each piece of jewellery.
For people seeking a more detailed discussion of designer costume jewellery, I recommend the sequel to this book, "Collecting Costume Jewellery 202", although both books are well worth investing in.
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I believe this book is intended for someone just starting to collect, or deal in vintage jewelry, but I've bought and sold vintage jewelry for over 30 years and I still find the... Read morePublished on December 8, 2013 by Lloyd Christopher
I thought this was a very good resource for beginning collectors or just someone who is interested in costume jewelry.Published on April 20, 2013 by marriednofarmer
This is a fabulous book! A must read for the beginning collector and for anyone with a newfound passion for vintage costume jewelry. From A-Z is in this book. Read morePublished on August 3, 2011 by Thedealhuntress
This book will give you all the basic information to begin or add to your jewelry collection. It has wonderful basic information and I have used many time already and I've only... Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by Recycled Beauty
I will definitely keep this book as a reference for my growing interest in vintage costume jewelry. Since I am just new to this I am learning a lot from the descriptions of... Read morePublished on May 23, 2010 by Lulu E. Reyes
I highly recommend, beautiful pictures and a wealth of knowledge. If you are a beginning collector or advanced, this book will be one of the first you reach for when researching... Read morePublished on May 15, 2010 by AbbeyRose