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An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry Paperback – August 17, 1994


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“Enormous scope … Mr. Newman has covered his subject with considerable authority and scholarship.” (Antique Collector)
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (August 17, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500274525
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500274521
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 0.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #977,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Bowers on January 12, 2005
Format: Paperback
While I will admit that this book is very informative, I was slightly disappointed for the same reason I have experienced with some other jewelry books. Of all the pictures only a handful are in color. Always confusing to me why they do this because jewelry is one thing that you really need to see in color to appreciate. I would recommend this book for it's information but if you are looking for great color pictures to go along with the definitions I would pass on buying it.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 3, 1999
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This book is wonderful! Visually stunning, some of the pictures are enough to make you drool! Filled with extremely well photographed color and B&W photos of museum quality pieces, used to illustrate the jewelry terms being defined. The definitions are well written, and reference related terms in a very smooth and easy to follow way. This book is a MUST if you are fond of jewelry! MORE than worth the money!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
From A to Z, the best jewelry dictionary I've seen. Aside from looking something up, it gives you the opportunity to learn terms you've never heard before. Even if you've been in the business a long time. Fantastic. Every antique lover should have this book!
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By D. A. Haines on May 4, 2011
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Nice book but all the black and white photos hardly do justice to the jewelry. I knew about the black and white photos from another review but purchased it anyway. It is a good book but it would be exceptional if the pictures were in color!
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