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C.Jeanenne Bell

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6 Jan 2009 Answers to Questions about Old Jewelry
Making smart sense of today's dynamic world of collectible jewellery is what readers will achieve with this new edition of the jewellery collector's classic must-have, in colour for the first time!Authoritative details, such as maker's marks, outlined in this guide help collectors and dealers identify, date and assess everything from brooches and pins to pendants, rings and lockets of the mid-1800s through the 1950s.This new colour edition also includes coverage of Modernist jewellery; as well as an expanded section devoted to Mexican jewellery, a market where many pieces are selling for thousands of dollars each.

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: KP Books; 7th Revised edition edition (6 Jan 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0896896951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896896956
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 613,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

C. Jeanenne Bell travels the country helping people learn about the treasures in their jewellery boxes, which includes appraisals on PBS' Antiques Roadshow. In addition to previous editions of this book, she also authored Collecting Victorian Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide and How to Be a Jewelry Detective.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I have every edition of this book and wouldn't be without them! 13 April 2009
By Bonnie W. Shriver - Published on
I am so happy to offer a review of Jeanenne Bell's latest edition of what I have always said is the "Bible" for any vintage jewelry enthusiast! I am the proud owner of all the editions of this wonderful book and have seen a wonderful progression from black and white photos to beautiful color pics in this latest edition. Jeanenne is one of the foremost authorities in this field and is so talented in passing on her vast knowledge to those of us who have collected for many, many years as well as to the novice! This book is highly recommended to all who love jewelry and the history behind the styles. And on a personal note, may I say that having had the distinct privilege of meeting the author at one of our Vintage Fashion and Costume Jewelry Club conventions a few years back, I can truly say that she is just as nice as she seems to be on the Antiques Roadshow! Keep up the good work, Jeanenne!
34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very complete survey 16 Dec 2009
By C. M. St John - Published on
This book provides a great deal of information in a readable, easy-to-follow format. However, the best thing about this volume is the colour photographs. The huge number of beautiful pieces on display in this book is very impressive and the quality of the examples of each style highlighted is wonderful. This is a terrific guide for the antique/vintage jewelry enthusiast and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good content, chaotic presentation 29 April 2012
By DDNEALE - Published on
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I downloaded this book on my Kindle and then transferred it to my i-pad. Although I found the content and pictures good, my enjoyment of them was hampered by the chaotic presentation (as seen on the i-pad). Repeated paragraphs. Illogical sequences of pictures. Lots of typos. Frankly, a disgrace. I don't know whether this is what the print edition is like, but the e-version comes across as having been slung together any old way.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Museum quality photos! 5 Aug 2013
By Debra's Stuff - Published on
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I was expecting a normal collector guide type of book but was pleasantly surprised to find this book to be of a much higher quality. The paper is thick and not the basic gloss thin sheets in similar books. The plethora of color photos are the amazing part- they are not small thumbnails, but extremely large and detailed for the format. The book is large (slightly larger than a regular 8.5 x 11" paper) and the pages with photos (that is most of the book) have 4 or less on a page! That makes them around 3-4" color photos that are extremely enlarged and highly detailed- like what you would expect from a Sotheby's auction catalogue or a museum coffee table art book to showcase the piece with the highest possible clarity. The text part is informative, but if you are into jewelry collecting, it is the photos that make this book a definite must-have because you feel like you already own the piece just by looking at it! Great price too for over 400 pages of jewelry art!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good History 26 Jan 2013
By misse - Published on
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I have not read all of the book as of yet but so far the book is an excellent history on descriptions of fashion, inventions, and other historical events that happened during the various eras that separate the different styles of jewelry. So far there have been some pictures but not details on describing each picture on how that particular piece is identified for that era in which it was made.

So as of now I don't know if my rating would be fair.
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