Pamela Y. Wiggins' passion for costume jewelry includes studying pieces in her own collection and items she offers through her business--Chic Antiques by Pamela Wiggins--as well as exploring how popular culture and historical events shaped adornment worn decades ago. She is the co-founder of Costume Jewelry Collectors International, a global organization dedicated to costume jewelry education and holding renowned events for collectors. Wiggins also works as a free-lance writer and editor specializing in antiques and collectibles, serving as the antiques expert for About.com. She is a contributor to a number of national and regional publications on a variety of topics with a focus on collectible jewelry.
Very informative book with beautiful color photographs!!!Published 14 days ago by Whitney S. Dykhouse
It turned out that it really wasn't what I was looking for. Great color photos but I am more interested in Weiss in particular and rhinestones. Read morePublished 22 days ago by S. Hoover
Jewelry too high-end wanted some thng more comprehensive and less showey and expensive.Published 29 days ago by Lois Dunnam
It was exactly what I expected and I was pleased with my purchase.Published 1 month ago by Sydney Kuzma
Great photos and layouts; very informative; well worth the money if you love vintage costume jewelry.Published 2 months ago by gingerrogers
Personally, I found this book lacking as an all-around identification and price guide. The only worthwhile information was contained in Section 3: Dating and Identifying Costume... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bonnie Sklar
This book is well written and packed with up to date information and gorgeous photos. Its a must have book for anyone interested in or that collects vintage costume jewelry. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carol Eaton