Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Recommended Book List

Here's a copy of a recommended book list for vintage costume jewelry. Some of these have been already reviewed and covered in the previous post. Some are on the list to be reviewed, but these are ones that a lot of us on The Jewelry Ring use and rely on daily! This list covers just about all styles and periods. Of course there are a lot more that we use but this is a good starters list.

1. Warman's Jewelry, 3rd edition. 2002
Christie Romero.
2. Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry 1840-1950, 6th edition. 2003
C. Jeanenne Bell.
3. Miriam Haskell Jewelry. 2004
Cathy Gordon & Sheila Pamfiloff.
4. Official Price Guide to Costume Jewelry, 3rd edition. 2002
Harrice Simons Miller.
5. Collectible Silver Jewelry: Identification and Value Guide. 2001
Fred Rezazadeh.
6. Costume Jewelry: Identification and Values. 2000 (1997)
Cherri Simonds.
7. European Designer Jewelry. 1995
Ginger Moro.
8. A Tribute to America: Costume Jewelry 1935-1950. (English) 2002.
Carla Ginelli Brunialti & Roberto Brunialti.
9. American Jewelry Manufacturers. 1988
Dorothy T.Rainwater
10. Costume Jewelry. 2003
Judith Miller.
11. Fifty Years of Collectible Fashion Jewelry 1925-1975. 1986
Lillian Baker
12. Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry. 2005
Leigh Leshner

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Book Reviews by JR members

by Ian Balfour

Antique Collectors' Club; 3rd edition (October 1997)

November 2008
The Art of Juliana Jewelry
by Katerina Musetti

September 2008
Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830
Authors Ginny Redington Dawes with Olivia Collings

August 2008
Brooches:Timeless Adornment
by Lori Ettinger Gross 2008

July 2008
Warman's Vintage Jewelry:Identification and Price Guide
by Leigh Leshner 2008

July 2007
Delizza and Elster
Memoirs of a Fashion Jewelry Manufacturer
By Frank R. Delizza

June 2007
Secrets to Collecting Jewelry
How to Buy More for Less
By: Leigh Leshner

May 2007
Costume Jewelry 101
The basics of starting, building,and upgrading.
Identification andprice guide.
By Julia C. Carroll

March 2007
How to be a Jewelry Detective
"Elementary" Clues to solving the mysteries of Jewelry.
By C. Jeanenne Bell, G.G."The Jewelry Detective"

Feb 2007
Collecting Costume Jewelry 202
The basics of Dating Jewelry1935 - 1980 Identification and Value Guide
By Julia C. Carroll

Jan 2007
Inside the Jewelry Box
A Collector's Guide to Costume Jewelry Identification and Value
By Ann Mitchell Pitman