Book Reviews for Vintage CJ 2006
People ask what are good reference books for vintage costume jewelry. A couple of members in our Jewelry Ring Discussion group, Sam & Adrienne, do fabulous book reviews once a month. To read past reviews click HERE. Once you go there click on the picture of the book to see the full reviews. We will post when new reviews are available.
Jan. 2006 book reviewed:
American Costume Jewelry 1935 - 1950
by Carla and Roberto BrunialtiFeb. 2006 Book reviewed:Classical to Costume With Value Guide
by Monica Lynn Clements and Patricia Rosser ClementsMarch 2006 Book Reviewed:Antique Enameled Jewelry
By Dale Reeves Nichollswith Robin AllisonApril 2006 Book Reviewed:DK Collector's GuidesCostume Jewelry The Complete Visual Reference and Price Guide
By Judith MillerMay 2006 Book Reviewed:
Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry
Identification and Price Guide
by Leigh LeshnerJune 2006 Book Reviewed:
Revised with Updated Values
By Nancy SchifferAugust 2006 Book Reviewed:
A Passion forVintage Costume Jewelry
By Carole TanenbaumSeptember 2006 Book Reviewed:
American Jewelry Manufacturers
By Dorothy T. Rainwater
A Schiffer BookOctober 2006 Book Reviewed:
Unsigned Beauties of Costume Jewelry
Identification & Values
By Marcia "Sparkles" BrownNovember 2006 Book Reviewed:
Collecting Rhinestone & Colored Jewelry 4th Edition
by Maryanne DolanDecember 2006 Favorite Reviews
We will be adding shared information here that will make you think "WOW! That's good to know!" All of this will be provided from discussions on The Jewelry Ring.Florenza Fun Facts!1. The name Florenza has nothing to do with Italy. It was derived after Dan Kasoff's wife's name, Florence.2. All of Florenza's gold metal jewelry is 24K gold plated.
Contributed by Jan Gaughan
More Florenza Facts
It's interesting to note that Florenza did not produce sweater guards as part of their general line of merchandise. Instead, these were made whenever appropriate-size components were leftover. Tw oexamples made from earring and necklace section castings.Contributed by Mary Ann Designs
Trifari Tidbits:1. Trifanium (TRI-three,FA-famous,IUM suffix for metal) a patented plating was invented by Trifari, and came in golden tone and platinum tone. It was a non-tarnishing silver substitute and not used on sterling.
2. KTF, an early Trifari mark, stood for Krussman(Leo), Trifari(Gustavo) and Fishel(Carl).
3. "First Lady Mamie Eisenhower commissioned Trifari (Alfred Philippe) during the 1950s, and wore specially made pieces (pearl jewelry) for the 1953 and 1957 Presidential Inaugural balls. More recently, Madonna glittered in a ‘Jewels of India’ pin and a pair of Trifari earrings, inspired by a 1920s Cartier design, in the blockbusting ‘90s film Evita"... quote from Judith Miller, author....Pennino Pointers
1. Marks used by Pennino: PENNINO, PENNINO STERLING, PENNINO PAT. PEND.2. Pennino in script was evidently only used in ads and other print items.3. Pennino was always signed, except for a few commemortive items that were very limited in production.4. Items marked "ORESTO" are not Pennino.5. Pennino never made jewelry for other companies.6. Pennino jewelry was made to look like fine jewelry, so is very high quality.
Contributed by Dotty Stringfield
We are very excited about the un-veiling of a new feature on The Jewelry Ring! We now have an Artisan Mall, for all of our creative and very talented Artisan members to utilize. Their creations are amazing and a must see!The Jewelry Ring Artisan Mall