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What could be better than art that is both functional and fashionable? If you have an item or two or three of costume jewelry then you understand and appreciate the wonder of this exciting arena of wearable art.

​With Warman’s Costume Jewelry, you’ll gain an even greater appreciation for this popular topic directly from one of the very best in the business, Pamela Y. Wiggins. Imparting her knowledge as one of the most highly regarded jewelry experts in the country, Pamela covers an array of dazzling and brilliant baubles in this beautifully illustrated book.

​Inside this book you’ll discover examples of costume jewelry created during the past 100 years. From Victorian era sash pins and necklace styles to 21st century charm bracelets and brooches, each section of the Costume Jewelry Through the Decades section includes a concise yet detailed history of costume jewelry produced in that time period.

​In the Designers & Manufacturers section you’ll find history of many of the most common and popular makers of costume jewelry of the past 100 years. Among the makers featured are Chanel, Dior, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Schiaparelli. In addition, you’ll discover a section filled with essential tips for identifying and dating jewelry, including:

- Advice for inspecting stones for insight on identity and date of production.

- Tips about what to look for among clasps, hinges and closures to determine age.

- A section on identifying unsigned vintage costume jewelry.

Plus, sprinkled throughout are Gemscope features, which provide an in-depth look at a specific jewelry styles. In addition, you’ll find more than 750 superb photographs of pieces from each decade accompanied by descriptive details and values.

Warman's Costume Jewelry

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