Buy New
$19.56
Qty:1
  • List Price: $26.99
  • Save: $7.43 (28%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $2.45
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Warman's Costume Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide Paperback – July 14, 2014


Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$19.56
$15.56 $15.78


Frequently Bought Together

Warman's Costume Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide + Warman's Jewelry: Identification & Price Guide + Jewelry Fixups: How to Clean, Repair, and Restore Your Jewelry
Price for all three: $58.09

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications (July 14, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440239444
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440239441
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

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.


More About the Author

Pamela Y. Wiggins is a journalist specializing in topics relating to antiques and collectibles. She is the Antiques Expert for About.com, and has written for many national and regional periodicals. Pamela is also the co-founder of Costume Jewelry Collectors Int'l, an organization dedicated to publishing online educational resources and bringing collectors together at yearly conventions. Her business, Chic Antiques by Pamela Wiggins, offers a selection of collectible costume jewelry and vintage ladies accessories in several online venues. For more information, visit www.chicantiques.com.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
22
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
0
See all 23 customer reviews
This book is very informative.
eileen
Great pictures and information about the pieces per era was most interesting, would highly recommend your book to all interested in collecting costume jewelry.
mrswmt
It's a beautiful book that will certainly make you drool!!
katherine small

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By katherine small on June 25, 2014
Format: Paperback
I love this book. It is very informative. The pictures are great! And I love how the book goes in depth about the designers of the day.
It's starts with Victorian jewelry and moves on to modern day jewelry. Then It proceeds to feature popular designers. And in the back of the book there are examples of the different signatures these designers used on there jewelry. There is also a section on components and findings. There is a price guide which all collectors know are subjective, to condition and rarity of a piece. But all in all I would highly recommend this book to anyone that loves
vintage costume jewelry. It's a beautiful book that will certainly make you drool!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary Ann Docktor-Smith on June 26, 2014
Format: Paperback
Very well-written, with beautiful photographs, including many showing detail and reverse sides of pieces. In addition to a timeline and history by decade, and a section devoted to major designers, this guide also provides a substantial and very useful identification and dating section. Sprinkled throughout the book are short, informative note-like sections on a wealth of topics. The price information is accurate for the current marketplace. This is a "must-have" book for costume jewelry fans, and is suitable for individuals at all levels of knowledge and interest.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary Ann Wilson on July 16, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I LOVE Warman's Jewelry Guides and use them constantly for research and I must state that this edition has quickly become my favorite. The presentation, information and photography are both impressive and comprehensive. Ms. Wiggins and Mr. Siegel have done an outstanding job creating this edition, it is user friendly, instructional, descriptive and beautiful and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in jewelry.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By eileen on July 9, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have a real deep interest in all kinds of jewelry and its origins. In the U.S. we have
a great history of all kinds of baubles, bangles and beads. This book is very informative.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BRENDA D. on June 29, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Ms. Wiggins congratulations on a masterpiece, you have always been thorough in your research that comes through in these
pages; an easy read one does not want to put it down and I could not. Mr. Siegel your photography is breathtaking certainly a work to be enjoyed by the accomplished collector and beginner alike. I took fewer ( minor) exceptions with this guide on costume jewelry than I have in many years of reading and collecting shelves of the same. If you have to own only one, purchase this one or add it to your collection. IT IS WORTH IT!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sally H. on July 15, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Excellent. Well written and informative. One of the best books of it's kind.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen A Decker on July 15, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Just received my copy! This a beautiful, well written, and informative book on costume jewelry. It is written by one of the foremost authorities on the subject. Did I mention that the pictures are gorgeous? Buy this book. You will not be disappointed!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leanne DuPay on July 16, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have many costume jewelry guides and this is one of the finest. I love the readability and the photography. Many of my other books are visually hideous, blurry black and white photos and outrageous values placed on the pieces. This book is terrific.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?