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How to be a Jewelry Detective (Antiques detectives) Paperback – 1 Feb 2003

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9e84799c) out of 5 stars 42 reviews
36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fab9468) out of 5 stars Informative and fun to read 31 May 2002
By Sharon S. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a great little handbook that's also fun to read. I would highly recommend for those who are just beginning to collect. Or maybe you just inherited some of Aunt Mildred or Uncle Bob's "junk" jewelry. You'll be surprised at what's valuable and what's not. I found that this book was a very interesting read as well as being a pretty good resource. Plus (and I think this is a big one) it's small enough to take with you when you're looking so you don't HAVE to memorize all those trademarks!!
30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fab9870) out of 5 stars A Must Have for Collectors, Jewelry Dealers, & Beginners 23 Jun. 2005
By Sentimental Journey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be invaluable as both a collector and jewelry dealer on Trocadero. I write my jewelry descriptions every day with this book sitting at my side. A very good idea to carry it with you while going shopping for your treasures. If you are a beginner putting a collection together, it is a must have.
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fab98e8) out of 5 stars Excellent material 5 Mar. 2002
By John Swanson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book has the Marks, the secrets and the knowhow to identify jewelry of all sorts, its makup and its origin. Very well done, easy to read and helpful. A must add to your collection.
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fab9690) out of 5 stars I Own It, I Use It, I Like It. 27 Feb. 2005
By G. Gupton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a vintage jewelry dealer at Atlanta Vintage Jewelry dot com and one who is always in need of information to further advance my knowledge, this little book by Jeaneanne Bell fits the bill nicely.

The tests she gives the reader are invaluable. Not just 'how' to test, but she actually 'tests' the reader to see how we're absorbing and retaining the information in the book. If you don't know the answers to her questions, you can always go back and review. This is an excellent method for teaching us how to identify materials, marks, and substances in old jewelry to discover their origin or value.

This little book has big rewards.

Gail Gupton, Author: The 31-Day Diet of Spiritual Enlightenment and Seekers of Truth.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fab9db0) out of 5 stars Carry this book with you! 9 Jan. 2005
By JEWELHOUND - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
One of the best books on how to identify marks and materials. How to test for gold content and what testing equipment is needed. The book also gives pointers on construction so as to identify the era that the item was made. I have learned and enjoyed the information in this book.
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