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Understanding Jewelry by: Bennett & Mascetti
Understanding Jewelry by: Bennett & Mascetti
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Understanding Jewellery by: David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti
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Author: David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti
Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket
Copyright: 1989
Pages: 494
Size: 9.5 x 11.25 in.

Product Code: SO-ACC-1989-1851494308-X4

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Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry.

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This essentially practical book, Understanding Jewellery, now available in a revised and fully updated third edition, is unique in explaining why jewellery values vary and the individual points important for each category. A major section is devoted to the identification of the principal gem-stones and the testing methods to assess quality and detect fakes.

Explanations are given in a straightforward, uncomplicated manner with a text largely linked directly to specific illustrations. This makes the assimilation of the information much easier than in traditional text dominated books. The authors, both Sothebys jewellery experts, evaluate many millions of pounds worth annually and thus handle a complete cross-section of what is available on the market. They have specially selected the hundreds of superb colour illustrations to show what to look for and, equally important, what to avoid.

Whether interested in the history of fashion, deciding what to buy or simply to enjoy a visual feast of beautiful objects, this book will serve as an invaluable reference and represents outstanding value.

This book is an excellent guide to some finer points of both antique and contemporary jewellery, not least because of the vast quantity of photographs and illustrations included, and will be of great use to dealers and collectors, as well as anyone wanting to invest in a particular piece -- Antiques Bulletin

This newly revised, updated edition of a classic work presents a volume featuring the identification, dating and valuation of jewellery ordinary people can still locate and collect today. Sothebys own experts use their evaluation techniques and expertise to provide a clear laymans volume on the process of jewellery collecting -- The Bookwatch

  • New revised and updated edition of a classic ACC book
  • Over 100 new colour illustrations
  • Brings together in one volume identification, dating and valuation of jewellery made in the last 200 years
  • Almost 1,000 superb colour illustrations to help facilitate identification and understanding
  • Written in straightforward, non-technical English, with a new chapter to bring the book into the twenty-first century
  • The section on gemstones includes imitations and pastes

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