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Loupes Made Easy Guide to Using Gem ID Tools Loupes Made Easy: The Right-Way Guide to Using Gem Identification Tools by: Antoinette Matlins

Explains in non-technical terms how to use the loupe and dark-field loupe to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from...

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Cameos: Timeless Masterpieces of Glyptic Art Cameos: Timeless Masterpieces of Glyptic Art, 2nd Ed by: Arthur L Comer Jr

This second and expanded edition of Cameos - Timeless Masterpieces of Glyptic Art allows the collector a fresh look at the artistic ability of the art...

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Jewelry Detective Book Resources by: C. Jeanenne Bell

This book of RESOURCES was compiled to be used with the How To Be A Jewelry Detective book. Now that you have a good idea of what you have, it will he...

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Bedazzled: 5000 Years of Jewelry

This exquisitely illustrated book presents a wonderful selection of jewelry dating from the 2nd millennium B.C. to the early 20th century from the col...

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Jewelry Repair Manual Jewelry Repair Manual by: R. Allen Hardy

Clear, step-by-step instructions for cleaning and repairing jewelry and setting stones, with complete descriptions of tools and equipment, their use a...

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Wire & Bead Jewelry You Can Make Wire & Bead Jewelry (How-To Guide) by: Patricia De Marco

Wire and glass beads are combined in this jewelry-making guide as equal partners, making the bending of wire more than just rings for attachments. Tim...

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Collecting Plastic Jewelry: A Handbook & Price Guide By Jan Lindenberger & Jean Rosenthal

In the collector's world, plastics are exploding! From household items to beautiful jewelry the infinite variety of designs and the rainbow of colors ...

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Rhinestones Rhinestones! 4th Edition by: Nancy Schiffer

Rhinestones (colored glass imitation gemstones) comprise the most popular form of jewelry. High-fashion as well as costume designers produce rhineston...

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Silver Jewelry Treasures by: Nancy Schiffer

This is a treasury of silver jewelry from 20th century Europen, American Indian, Mexican, and modern designers. Hand-wrought, filigree, openwork, repo...

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A Connoisseur's Guide to Antique Jewellery by: Ronald Pearsall

Both experienced collectors and beginners will find these guides useful in identifying antiques in many areas and determining their styles and periods...

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Rhinestone Jewelry Rainbow of Rhinestone Jewelry by: Lynn Ann Russell, Sandy Fichtner

Over 450 color photographs display thousands of signed and unsigned jewelry pieces arranged by color and designs. This book brings fact and practical ...

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Compacts Powder & Paint With Values by: Frances Johnson

The application of make-up for women was made more convenient in the 1920s with the popularization of small container known as a "compact". Inside, pr...

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Bakelite Pins Bakelite Pins by: Karima Parry

Bakelite plastic costume jewelry continues to be one of the hottest collectibles around. It's a retro fashion trend whose time has come...again! Bakel...

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Plastic Jewelry 5th Edition Plastic Jewelry, 5th Ed by: Lyngerda Kelly & Nancy Schiffer

More than 1,000 exciting pieces accompany the story of plastic jewelry from the 1920s to the present in this revised and expanded 5th edition. Colorfu...

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Cameos Pocket Guide Cameos: A Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed by: Monica Lynn Clements, Patricia Rosser Clements

From the formal carvings of the nineteenth century to the colorful and informal plastic and glass examples of molded relief jewelry, this revised and ...

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Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide, 8th Ed Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide, 8th Ed by: Antoinette Matlins, A. C. Bonanno

The "unofficial" Bible for jewelry and gem buyers! Now with full-color photography throughout! This authoritative guidebook explains how to buy diamon...

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Colored Gemstones Colored Gemstones Buying Guide, 3rd Ed by: Antoinette Matlins

All the information readers need to buy beautiful colored gemstones with confidence, now updated and expanded! Today's market with more gemstone varie...

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Cameos Old & New, 4th Ed by: Anna Miller

Revised and updated, this complete reference guide meets the rising demand for information about collecting, appraising, buying and selling cameos. Fr...

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INSIDE photos Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide by: Antoinette Matlins & A.C. Bonanno

This authoritative guidebook (over 400,000 copies now in print - the only book of its kind ever offered by Consumer Reports) explains how to buy diamo...

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Charmed Bracelets by: Tracey Zabar

Zabar's stylish charm bracelets helped kick off a craze. As she prepares to launch a collection of thematic bracelets for Kate Spade, "Charmed Bracele...

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Gemstones of World Gemstones of the World, 5th Ed by: Walter Schumann

Newly published in a fifth edition, this definitive guide takes the mystery out of appreciating, buying, and selling gemstones. It covers every-thing ...

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Zuni Jewelry Non-Figural Designs Non-Figural Designs in Zuni Jewelry by: Toshio Sei

Delve into the origins and contemporary interpretations of various styles of non-figural Zuni jewelry designs, including nugget work, cluster work, pe...

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WWII Bakelite Jewelry WWII Bakelite Jewelry: Love and Victory by: Bambi Deville Engeran

This Bakelite jewelry helps document the story of a country and its allies working together to restore world peace. Images of pins, necklaces, bracele...

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How to be a Jewelry Detective by: Jeanenne Bell

Jeanenne Bell - One of America's leading authorities on antique jewelry, will help you discover: How to find clues that tell you if a piece is costume...

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Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery by: John Benjamin

Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery explores a wide range of topics which students, dealers, private collectors and historians expect to encounter w...

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Warman's Costume Jewelry Warman's Costume Jewelry by: Pamela Y. Wiggins

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 ...

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Victorian Jewelry by: Ginny Redington Dawes, Corinne Davidov

This handsomely illustrated volume presents a new look at Victorian Jewelrynot the fussy, overly ornate froufrou usually associated with the Victorian...

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Signed Beauties of Costume Jewelry Vol 2 by: Marcia Brown

This book will teach any collector to identify the company that produced that enchanting piece of costume jewelry. Arranged alphabetically for the rea...

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Hattie Carnegie Jewelry Collectors Guide by: Georgiana McCall

Hattie Carnegie's life story surpasses that of Cinderella in that it is true. Born in 1886, she went from being a destitute Macy's messenger girl who ...

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Avon Jewelry Avon Collectible Fashion Jewelry and Awards, With Value Guide by: Monica Lynn Clements, Patricia Rosser Clements

One of the nation's biggest suppliers of costume jewelry since the 1970s, Avon's vast body of work is omnipresent in the antiques and collectibles mar...

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