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Bedazzled: 5000 Years of Jewelry--The Walters Art Museum
Bedazzled: 5000 Years of Jewelry--The Walters Art Museum
by Sabine Albersmeier
Paperback from D. Giles Ltd
Fifty Years of Collectible Fashion Jewelry 1925-1975
Fifty Years of Collectible Fashion Jewelry 1925-1975
by Lillian Baker
Hardcover from Collector Books
Africa Adorned
by Angela Fisher
(Hardcover - December 1984)
Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry
Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry: Covers 1840-1950
by Jeanenne Bell
Book Description: Many people are curious about old jewelry. Usually they have some tucked away somewhere or have inherited jewelry passed down from previous generations. This book helps readers accurately circa date their pieces, authenticate and identify metals, and determine the value of treasured items made from 1840 to 1950. With 2000 updated prices, this revised edition is a key reference for dealers, collectors, and appraisers. Sections include jewelry styles from 1840 to 1950, an overview of 100 years of cameos, and the answers to questions about jewelry manufacturing and construction techniques. 

Make smart sense of today's dynamic world of collectible jewelry when you rely on the answers to key questions about vintage jewelry covered in this new full-color edition of the jewelry collector's classic must-have. Identify, date and assess everything from brooches and pins to pendants, rings and lockets, through the authoritative details (including maker's marks) outlined in this book. Plus, you'll discover a new section devoted to Modernist jewelry, and an expanded section about Mexican jewelry. 

Paperback: 448 pages 
Publisher: Krause Publications; 7 edition (January 6, 2009) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0896896951 

Antique Trader Jewelry Price Guide
by Kyle Husfloen (Editor), Marion Cohen (Editor)

Antique Jewellery : Its Manufacture, Materials, & Design
by James Duncan

Ancient Jewellery (Interpreting the Past Series)
by Jack Ogden
(Paperback - August 1992)

Art Deco Jewellery
by Christianne Weber

Art Deco Jewelry
Art Deco Jewelry
by Sylvie Raulet
Paperback from Thames & Hudson
Art Nouveau Jewelry (Christie's Collectibles)
David Lancaster, Cjl (Editor)
Art Nouveau Jewelry
by Vivienne Becker
Book Description: Jewelry was one of the purest, and most successful, expressions of the Art Nouveau movement. It captured the atmosphere and the passion of the fin de sicle, as well as the moral and artistic freedom that characterized the period. Fresh designs and motifs were created with an intense excitement that was shared by artists all over the world. Sensuous animal and plant forms surged with new life; the female form struggled toward a new freedom, suggesting a long-hidden eroticism; and sunsets and...
Paperback: 240 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.89 x 11.87 x 8.92
Publisher: Thames & Hudson;
ISBN: 0500280789
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Jewelry : An Identification and Value Guide
Lillian Baker
Paperback / Published 1983

The Art of the Anglo-Saxon Goldsmith: Fine Metalwork in Anglo-Saxon England: Its Practice and Practitioners
by Elizabeth Coatsworth, Michael Pinder
Listed under Gold & Silver Antiques

Baker's Encyclopedia of Hatpins and Hatpin Holders
by Lillian Baker
Book Description: This new edition of the classic reference is enhanced with hundreds of new color photographs depicting a wide array of collectors' treasures. Victorian hatpins, required to fasten large hats, and the holders used to store them when not in use, are presented in close views with extensive text to interpret their use and place them among popular historical fashion accessories. Precious and everyday materials alike are found in hatpins, and the holders are generally glass or porcelain. This new book will be a valuable aid to collectors and all who are interested in period costume, jewelry, and memorabilia
Hardcover: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.75 x 11.50 x 9.00
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; (April )
ISBN: 0764304852
The Book of Sacred Stones : Fact and Fallacy in the Crystal World
Barbara G. Walker
Listed under Crystals

Costume Jewellery : A Collector's Guide (Miller's Collector's Guides)
by Caroline Behr
Book Description:
Millerís Collectorís Guides is a series of books aimed at providing an essential introduction to varied and popular subjects for the budding collector. Reflecting the growing trend in the antiques market towards "collectibles" (small, often affordable items) these practical guides are filled with ideas on how to form a collection, what to specialize in, and how to identify objects. Often showing specially photographed items, these are guides no collector can afford to be without. 

Collectible Beads : A Universal Aesthetic
by Robert K. Liu

Collectible Costume Jewelry : Identification & Values
by Cherri Simonds

Collectors Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry : Identification & Values
by Jeanenne Bell
Hardcover: 208 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.01 x 11.38 x 8.84
Publisher: Collector Books;
ISBN: 1574320491 

Costume Jewelry Identification and Price Guide (Confident Collector)
by Harrice Simons Miller 

Costume Jewelry : A Practical Handbook & Value Guide
by Fred Razazadeh

Design Sourcebook: Jewellery
by David Watkins
Listed under Jewelry Making

Faberge Eggs : Masterpieces from Czarist Russia
by Susanna Pfeffer
Listed under Faberge

Gem Identification Made Easy, 2nd Edition: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling
by Antoinette L. Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
Listed under Gemstones

A History of Jewelry 1100-1870
by Joan Evans
Paperback: 448 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.87 x 8.85 x 5.98
Publisher: Dover Pubns; (January 1990)
ISBN: 0486261220

Jewelry : From Antiquity to the Present (World of Art)
Jewelry : From Antiquity to the Present (World of Art)
by Susanna Pfeffer (Author)

The Jewellery of Roman Britain : Celtic and Classical Traditions
by Catherine Johns 

The Jewelry of Nepal
by Hannelore Gabriel

Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide
Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide--How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry With Confidence and Knowledge (5th Edition)
by Antoinette Matlins, A. C. Bonanno
Paperback from Gemstone Pr
Jewelry : Two Books in One : Projects to Practice and Inspire : Techniques to Adapt to Suit Your Own Designs
by Madeline Coles
Listed under Jewelry Making
Jewels and Jewelry
Jewels and Jewelry
by Clare Phillips, Ian Thomas (Photographer)
Book Description: This gem of a book sparkles with the diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and exceptional examples of goldsmith's art in the spectacular collection of England's grand Victoria and Albert Museum.

Ranging from exquisite early medieval pieces to superb examples of the jeweler's art from the Renaissance through Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau to twentieth-century treasures, outstanding photographs illustrate and illuminate examples of elaborate techniques such as chasing, enameling, and cameo carving. In...
Hardcover: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.77 x 10.95 x 8.82
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns; (April 15, )
ISBN: 0823025845 

The Jewels of Lalique
The Jewels of Lalique
by Rene Lalique, Yvonne Brunhammer (Editor) et al.
Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.92 x 10.25 x 10.23
Publisher: Flammarion;
ISBN: 2080136321 
The Jewels of Queen Elizabeth II: Her Personal Collection
The Jewels of Queen Elizabeth II: Her Personal Collection
by Leslie Field
Paperback from Harry N Abrams
Miriam Haskell Jewelry
Miriam Haskell Jewelry
by Cathy Gordon, Sheila Pamfiloff
Book Description
Miriam Haskell began selling especially beautiful costume jewelry in 1926, and her company continues to the present. Today, the jewelry that bears her name is highly sought after and the prices keep spiraling up. Claims abound that "this is a Miriam Haskell," but is it a Miriam Haskell? This important new book gives collectors the key information to make intelligent buying decisions. It provides specific details on the art, design, style, materials, construction, and signatures, all vital to the identification and dating of Haskell jewelry. It also dispels many of the myths that allow "wanna-bes" and fakes to flourish. Over 600 beautiful color photographs display the most extensive collection of Haskell jewelry ever brought together. The jewelry is categorized by designer, specifying notable eras. The text provides notations on innovations, style preferences, and in-depth descriptions pointing to key Haskell identifiers. Readers, from casual admirers to serious collectors and dealers, will find in this comprehensive book the essential information and breathtaking pictures they seek. 8 1/2" x 11" 609 color Price guide 
Hardcover from Schiffer Pub Ltd
The Jewels of Miriam Haskell
The Jewels of Miriam Haskell
by Deanna Farneti Cera, Miriam Haskell
Hardcover from Antique Collectors' Club
One Hundred Years of Collectible Jewelry: 1850-1950
One Hundred Years of Collectible Jewelry: 1850-1950
by Lillian Baker
Paperback from Collector Books
Queens' Jewels
Queens' Jewels
by Vincent Meylan
Book Description:
Queens' Jewels is the result of a ten-year quest into the highly secretive realm of the collections of royal families throughout the world. The author has discovered the most precious jewels in existence - symbols of power and love - traces of a lost world. This lavish book relates the grandiose history of royal adornments, from the lost jewels of the last queen of Italy and the bloody odyssey of the Romanov crown to the story of the sapphire of the Countess of Paris and the treasure of the Catholic queens of Spain. 
Hardcover from Assouline
Southwestern Silver Jewelry
Southwestern Silver Jewelry
by Paula A. Baxter
from Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0764312448
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Tiaras: A History of Splendour 
by Geoffrey C. Munn
Hardcover: 432 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.61 x 11.33 x 9.67 
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club; (December ) 
ISBN: 1851493751 
by Diana Scarisbrick
Book Description: The tiara has played a glittering role in the lives of the elegant and extravagant--from the doe-eyed Audrey Hepburn in the film classic Roman Holiday to generations of England's royal family--representing the height of sophisticated glamour. Worn for centuries by nobility and high society, tiaras are enjoying renewed popularity among today's movie stars and modern brides. Created in conjunction with an exhibition of tiaras at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this magnificent volume showcases more than 75 of the world's most exquisite tiaras adorned with everything from delicate feathers to ornately decorated, gold fleur-di-lis scrollwork set in diamonds, pearls, and sapphires. An essay by Diana Scarisbrick, curator of the exhibition, traces the tiara's history, and dozens of photographs show tiaras worn by Russian princesses, British royalty, American socialites, and many others. Taking a lighter, popular culture approach to a traditionally high fashion subject, Tiara will delight aficionados as well as those less familiar with the tiara's artistry, who will be astonished by the array of styles, shapes, and showstoppers from around the world.
Hardcover: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.02 x 8.55 x 8.59
Publisher: Chronicle Books; (March 15, )
ISBN: 0811827178

Warman's Jewelry : A Fully Illustrated Price Guide to 19th and 20th Century Jewelry, Including Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Costume (2nd Ed)
by Christie Romero 

From Desert and Oasis: Arts of the People of Central Asia
by George W. O'Bannon
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Jewellery in Britain 1066-1837: A Documentary, Social, Literary and Artistic Survey
by Diana Scarisbrick
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