The Best Jewelry Books

A Listmania! list by Maria da Costa "Innovative diamond jewelry designer and dealer since 1998 at AbsoluteTitanium.com and Diamonds.ca" (New York, USA)
The list author says: "During the last few years, hundreds of books about jewelry have been published. Whether you are a collector, a casual buyer, a designer or a dealer, there are many interesting books that may satisfy your curiosity. The following 40 books are some of the best."
French-Inspired Jewelry: Creating with Vintage Beads, Buttons & Baubles
1.  French-Inspired Jewelry: Creating with Vintage Beads, Buttons & Baubles by Kaari Meng
Used & New from: $8.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry: A Complete Guide to Essential Techniques (Lark Jewelry Books)
2.  The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry: A Complete Guide to Essential Techniques (Lark Jewelry Books) by Joanna Gollberg
Used & New from: $2.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Making Metal Jewelry: Projects, Techniques, Inspiration
3.  Making Metal Jewelry: Projects, Techniques, Inspiration by Joanna Gollberg
$9.60   Used & New from: $4.79
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

1,000 Jewelry Inspirations: Beads, Baubles, Dangles, and Chains (1000 Series)
4.  1,000 Jewelry Inspirations: Beads, Baubles, Dangles, and Chains (1000 Series) by Sandra Salamony
Used & New from: $0.18
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-Making Techniques
5.  The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-Making Techniques by Jinks McGrath
$19.90   Used & New from: $1.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

The Complete Jewelry Making Course: Principles, Practice and Techniques: A Beginner's Course for Aspiring Jewelry Makers
6.  The Complete Jewelry Making Course: Principles, Practice and Techniques: A Beginner's Course for Aspiring Jewelry Makers by Jinks McGrath
$14.78   Used & New from: $9.77
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

Basic Jewelry Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)
7.  Basic Jewelry Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics) by Sandy Allison
$14.75   Used & New from: $0.20
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

The Penland Book of Jewelry: Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques
8.  The Penland Book of Jewelry: Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques by Marthe Le Van
Used & New from: $6.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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The Complete Book of Jewelry Making: A Full-Color Introduction to the Jeweler's Art
9.  The Complete Book of Jewelry Making: A Full-Color Introduction to the Jeweler's Art by Carles Codina
$14.51   Used & New from: $6.38
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Creating Crystal Jewelry with Swarovski: 65 Sparkling Designs with Crystal Beads and Stones
10.  Creating Crystal Jewelry with Swarovski: 65 Sparkling Designs with Crystal Beads and Stones by Laura McCabe
$17.41   Used & New from: $5.12
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping
11.  Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping by Christine R. Ritchey
$15.08   Used & New from: $8.03
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing (Jewelry Crafts)
12.  Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing (Jewelry Crafts) by Tim McCreight
Used & New from: $9.23
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present (World of Art)
13.  Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present (World of Art) by Clare Phillips
$14.96   Used & New from: $5.57
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry
14.  Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry by Ruth A. Peltason
Used & New from: $51.54
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Southwestern Indian Jewelry: Crafting New Traditions
15.  Southwestern Indian Jewelry: Crafting New Traditions by Dexter Cirillo
Used & New from: $24.18
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry, 1935-1950, N-Z
16.  American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry, 1935-1950, N-Z by Brunalti, Roberto &. Carla Ginelli
$49.94   Used & New from: $36.88
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading, Identification and Value Guide, 2nd Edition
17.  Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading, Identification and Value Guide, 2nd Edition by Julia C. Carroll
Used & New from: $91.82
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Glamorous Beaded Jewelry: Bracelets,  Necklaces, Earrings, and Rings
18.  Glamorous Beaded Jewelry: Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings, and Rings by M. T. Ryan
Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Inside the Jewelry Box, Vol. 2: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry: Identification and Values (Inside the Jewelry Box: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry)
19.  Inside the Jewelry Box, Vol. 2: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry: Identification and Values (Inside the Jewelry Box: A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry) by Ann Mitchell Pitman
Used & New from: $9.26
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Collectible Costume Jewelry: Identification and Values
20.  Collectible Costume Jewelry: Identification and Values by Cherri Simonds
Used & New from: $5.74
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Modern Jewelry from Modular Parts: Easy Projects Using Readymade Components (Lark Jewelry Books)
21.  Modern Jewelry from Modular Parts: Easy Projects Using Readymade Components (Lark Jewelry Books) by Marthe Le Van
Used & New from: $0.40
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Unsigned Beauties Of Costume Jewelry: Identification & Values
22.  Unsigned Beauties Of Costume Jewelry: Identification & Values by Marcia Sparkles Brown
Used & New from: $9.22
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Art Deco Schmuck: Jakob Bengel - Idar-Oberstein / Germany (Art Deco Jewelry)
23.  Art Deco Schmuck: Jakob Bengel - Idar-Oberstein / Germany (Art Deco Jewelry) by Christianne Weber
Used & New from: $195.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Create Jewelry: Pearls (Create Jewelry series)
24.  Create Jewelry: Pearls (Create Jewelry series) by Marlene Blessing
Used & New from: $10.79
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Costume Jewelry for Haute Couture
25.  Costume Jewelry for Haute Couture by Florence Müller
Used & New from: $123.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Jewelry Studio: Silver Wire Fusing
26.  Jewelry Studio: Silver Wire Fusing by Liz Jones
$15.38   Used & New from: $2.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Making Designer Mixed-Media and Memory Jewelry
27.  Making Designer Mixed-Media and Memory Jewelry by Tammy Powley
Used & New from: $1.08
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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The New Jewelry: Contemporary Materials & Techniques (Arts and Crafts (Lark Books))
28.  The New Jewelry: Contemporary Materials & Techniques (Arts and Crafts (Lark Books)) by Carles Codina
Used & New from: $0.04
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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500 Wedding Rings: Celebrating a Classic Symbol of Commitment (500 Series)
29.  500 Wedding Rings: Celebrating a Classic Symbol of Commitment (500 Series) by Lark Books
Used & New from: $7.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Masterpieces of French Jewelry
30.  Masterpieces of French Jewelry by Judith Price
Used & New from: $1.15
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Jewelry Concepts and Technology
31.  Jewelry Concepts and Technology by Oppi Untracht
Used & New from: $89.03
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Jewelry & Gems - The Buying Guide: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge
32.  Jewelry & Gems - The Buying Guide: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins
$18.33   Used & New from: $0.04
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

How to Be a Jewelry Detective: Elementary Clues to Solving the Mysteries of Jewelry (Antiques Detectives How to Series)
33.  How to Be a Jewelry Detective: Elementary Clues to Solving the Mysteries of Jewelry (Antiques Detectives How to Series) by Jeanenne Bell
Used & New from: $24.89
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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20th Century Costume Jewelry 1900-1980 : Identification & Value Guide, 2nd Edition
34.  20th Century Costume Jewelry 1900-1980 : Identification & Value Guide, 2nd Edition by Ronna Lee Aikins
Used & New from: $9.07
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Healing Jewelry: Using Gemstones for Health & Well-Being
35.  Healing Jewelry: Using Gemstones for Health & Well-Being by Mickey Baskett
$10.56   Used & New from: $3.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Collecting Costume Jewelry 202: The Basics of Dating Jewelry 1935-1980, Identification and Value Guide
36.  Collecting Costume Jewelry 202: The Basics of Dating Jewelry 1935-1980, Identification and Value Guide by Julia C. Carroll
Used & New from: $29.73
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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How to Sell Jewelry and Watches on eBay
37.  How to Sell Jewelry and Watches on eBay by Amy Jean Peters
Used & New from: $4.95
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry 1840-1950
38.  Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry 1840-1950 by Jeanenne Bell
Used & New from: $1.48
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Famous Jewelry Collectors
39.  Famous Jewelry Collectors by Stefano Papi
Used & New from: $17.48
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Designer Style Jewelry: Techniques and Projects for Elegant Designs from Classic to Retro
40.  Designer Style Jewelry: Techniques and Projects for Elegant Designs from Classic to Retro by Sherri Haab
Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Maria da Costa "Innovative diamond jewelry designer and dealer since 1998 at AbsoluteTitanium.com and Diamonds.ca" (New York, USA)
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Last updated: 6/30/08
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