Recommended Reading
Comprehensive Jewelry Guide to Christmas Tree Pins

Comprehensive Jewelry Guide to Christmas Tree Pins (Paperback), by Kathy Flood

A complete guide to collecting Christmas Tree Pins from acclaimed vintage jewelry author, Kathy Flood. Published in July, 2014, this book is a limited edition that featured Christmas Tree pins from many of the top jewelry companies and some from lesser known companies. A must have for the vintage jewelry collector who loves Christmas Tree pins, it also provides valuable information about the jewelry designers and manufacturers!

Monet: The Master Jewelers

Monet: The Master Jewelers (Hardcover), by Alice Vega and Photography by Terry Niefield

The most comprehensive book you'll find that documents the history of Monet, from its beginnings as a company supplying monograms to the new automobile industry to one of the premier jewelry companies of the USA. Includes 288 pages with numerous photographs of actual Monet jewelry, company archives, ads, and promotional materials. Published in July, 2011, this book provides a fascinating look at both the company and its jewelry!

The Napier Co. Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry

The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry (Hardcover), by Melinda L. Lewis with Henry Swen

This book has become an essential reference and guide for costume jewelry collectors and sellers. Published in January 2013, it details the history of the Napier Company and its beautiful costume jewelry. With 1012 pages, it includes 250,000 words of text and descriptions and over 4,000 pictures. It explains how the company developed its jewelry style over the decades and provides details on findings, materials, and designs. Not simply a reference book, you will also thoroughly enjoy the story of Napier and its people.

Jewelry by Chanel

Jewelry by Chanel (Hardcover), by Patrick Mauriès

Subtitle: Celebrating eighty years of Chanel jewelry from the iconic 1932 designs to the new 2012 anniversary collection. This book shows how Coco Chanel combined classical beauty with modern design in her fabulous jewelry collections. It includes images from the archives and modern photographs that pays tribute to Chanel's unique design style. 272 pages with 260 black and white and color illustrations.

Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry

Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry (Hardcover), by Elizabeth Taylor

Actress Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection is renowned worldwide and this book, written in 2002, showcases her most fabulous pieces. The 240 page book includes 125 specially commissioned new photographs and over 150 images showing Elizabeth Taylor wearing her jewelry during a span of almost sixty hears. Many of these rarely seen photographs are from Elizabeth Taylor's personal collection. The book's introduction is by Christie's Francois Curiel, a world-renowned authority on jewelry. The book is lavishly produced and illustrated. The publisher claims "This book is a fabulous display of unbelievable glamour, assembled over a lifetime, by one of the most extraordinary women in the world."

Home Run Guide: Have the collectibles experts in your back pocket while you shop for buried treasure!

Home Run Guide: Have the collectibles experts in your back pocket while you shop for buried treasure!, Volume 3 (eBook), by various collectibles experts

Ever wish you had an expert at your side when you spy something that looks good at the thrift store or flea market? Dozens of experts share their best tips to help you locate and profit from all kinds of collectibles. Get the latest edition, Volume 3 at a special price using this link: Home Run Guide by Collectibles Experts

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Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading, Identification and Value Guide, 2nd Edition (Paperback), by Julia C. Carroll

This book provides beginning collectors with friendly one-on-one advice on how to begin a collection and how to recognize good quality costume jewelry. Includes background information for almost 130 different manufacturers, and over 900 full-color photographs. Tips include how to upgrade a collection by selling to dealers and trading with friends and how to catalog a collection. Also includes techniques for repairing, storing, and cleaning jewelry. A glossary of jewelry terms, complete bibliography, and an index of patent design numbers round out the book.

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Signed Beauties Of Costume Jewelry: Identification & Values (Hardcover), by Marcia Sparkles Brown

A great resource that includes over 800 color photos with thousands of pieces of jewelry. Companies and designers featured include Eisenberg, McClelland Barclay, Hattie Carneige, Adele Simpson, Miriam Haskell, Kenneth Jay Lane, Joseff, Marcel Boucher, and more.

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Warman's Jewelry (3rd Edition) (Paperback), by Christie Romero

Best-selling jewelry expert Christie Romero provides detailed descriptions and up-to-date pricing information for more than 1,000 pieces of antique, period, and vintage collectible jewelry on the U.S. market today. More than 600 colorful photographs grace the pages of this invaluable price and identification guide.

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Warman's Costume Jewelry Figurals: Identification and Price Guide (Paperback), by Kathy Flood

Figural jewelry represents possibly the most popular portion of the costume jewelry market. Few pieces of jewelry make as big a statement as whimsical or beautiful costume jewelry figurals. Warman's Costume Jewelry Figurals offers valuable tips on what to look for when buying figurals, up-and-coming designers to watch for, and secondary-market pricing to assess worth. Featuring more than 1,000 items and photos of jewelry figurals including people, dogs, flowers, faces, seahorses, Christmas trees and more. You'll find answers to all your questions, and inspiration in this must-have guide.

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Copper Art Jewelry: A Different Luster (Hardcover), by Matthew L. Burkholz and Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan

This book presents twentieth century designs, especially by the masters Frank Rebajes of New York and Jerry Fells, known as Renoir of California. A wonderful reference for collectors, appraisers, and art dealers. Over 300 color photographs show hundreds of examples, and the original art work, advertising, identifying marks and anecdotes round out this exhaustive study. Much of the information about Rebajes and Renoir jewellery has not been available anywhere before.

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Antique Enameled Jewelry (Schiffer Book for Collectors) (Hardcover), by Dale Reeves Nicholls and Robin Allison

An important reference for jewelry designers, historians, and collectors, this book focuses exclusively on enameled jewelry, including the symbolism found in Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Arts and Crafts jewelry design during the nineteenth century and later Edwardian and Art Deco styles. Over 450 stunning color photographs illustrate this comprehensive volume.

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Collectible Silver Jewelry: Identification and Value Guide (Hardcover), by Fred Rezazadeh

Includes thousands of examples: unmarked silver jewelry pieces and those produced by approximately 100 U.S. manufacturers and over 150 foreign manufacturers, along with trademarks, national silver standard marks, and brief histories and biographies of the major manufacturers and designers. Approximately 950 photos.

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