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Fabulous Fakes: A Passion for Vintage Costume Jewelry Hardcover – January 1, 2006
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Diane C. Donovan
Fabulous large detailed colorful photos
Excellent quality paper stock
Nice intro to a variety of eras (Victorian to 21st Century)
The author's passion for the subject
No photos of the backs of the jewelry or their marks
On pg. 57 the "Geometric Bracelet" photo comment states "These are enamel, often paired with unusually cut single stones
or carved, flat, semiprecious stones such as carnelian or jadeite". This comment implies that the pictured "carved"
stones are carnelian or jadeite, where it is clear that they are molded glass.
On pg. 104 the text in the chapter entitled "The Fifties" states "The relationship between celebrity, fashion and faux
jewelry was forged during this decade as stars showed allegiance to specific costume jewelry designers, wearing their
pieces in films and even appearing as models in their print campaigns. Joan Crawford advertised Miriam Haskell and Joseff
of Hollywood. Sonja Heine and Lana Turner touted Napier, and Carole Lombard wore Trifari". Right away, it is clear that
this belongs in the 1940's, since Carole Lombard died in January 1942. All these actresses were know for their exquisite
taste in fine, i.e. non-costume jewelry, although they did wear costume jewelry in their movies and in magazine spreads
(as dictated by the studios). Most of their non-studio advertising was for cosmetics (particularly Max Factor, which was
actually required by the studios), cigarettes, and soft drinks (most famously in Joan Crawford's case Pepsi), not costume
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and the creators of the jewelry. It stays on the coffee table and is looked at by those that come
to visit. It is a bible of vintage jewelry. If you like vintage jewelry, this is the book for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
beautifully illustrated with photographs. great book for the collector. I use this book at my job at a spay neuter thrift shop. Read morePublished 4 months ago by sunflower seed
This is a great resource book for anybody collecting vintage costume jewelry. The book organizes 'trends' by decade, which is especially helpful.Published on June 13, 2014 by Kraylen Miholer
This is a wonderful book for any costume jewelry collector - highly recommended - wonderful photography and detailed descriptions. excellent!Published on December 26, 2013 by C. Richter
great reference book for collectors of costume jewelry and am sure we all wish we had so many fabulous
fakes in our personal inventory
I am a collector of vintage jewelry so reference books like this one are intergral to determining the value of my collection.Published on January 9, 2013 by Mitza McCord