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.
Great photos and layouts; very informative; well worth the money if you love vintage costume jewelry.Published 9 days 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 23 days 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 26 days ago by Carol Eaton
what a wonderful book a must read if you collect costume jewelryPublished 1 month ago by ALBERT EINSTEIN
So enjoyed my book, I purchased another to give to my friend who also appreciates vintage jewelry. What a wonderful book, full of awesome pictures, descriptions and related... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Diane
I like this book a lot. It has great indepth information & good helps in identifying makers. And I like her format.Published 2 months ago by Lewann Sowersby
Love this book it has really helped me in identifying old jewelry. I'm a novice an reading books to learn about antique jewelry.Published 2 months ago by Kathy