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Cameos Old & New [Paperback]

Anna M Miller
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Oct. 15 2002
Since ancient times, cameo making has allowed artists of every era to capture and reflect on the history, literature and lore of their culture. Today, the allure of finely carved cameos is drawing a new generation of both savvy collectors and gifted artists who are captivated by their transcendental elegance.This first and only comprehensive reference guide offers valuable information on:• Where to successfully hunt for cameos• How to separate old from new, imitation and newer synthetic materials from original shell and stone cameos• How to differentiate between ultrasonically produced and hand-carved cameosRichly illustrated with many new cameo photographs, this new edition will facilitate the recognition and evaluation of quality in cameos and increase your confidence in buying and selling cameos with:• Key factors for defining value• Information on how to buy cameos from retailers and antique dealers, via the Internet or at auction• A clear explanation of The MasterValuer Program™ of Quality Ranking that serves as a vital guide for use when evaluating cameos• An extensive review of outstanding contemporary cameo artists throughout the world, their style, subject matter, unique and identifiable techniques, contact information … and more.Anna M. Miller, G.G., RMV, was a jewelry historian, author, lecturer, and instructor. The developer of The MasterValuer Program™, a jewelry appraisal course that has been taught worldwide, she consulted with individuals and companies on buying, selling, appraising and interpreting the jewelry arts. Miller was the author of five books on gems and jewelry, including Gems & Jewelry Appraising: Techniques of Professional Practice, the first comprehensive work about gem and jewelry appraising; and Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising: Antique, Period & Modern (both GemStone Press).
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"Covers the subject superbly for the beginner, is enough in depth for the collector, and is a useful guide for the appraiser. . . . A must for every appraiser's library." -- The Appraiser

"Goes beyond the gemstone materials and delves into the history and romance with fascinating tidbits and wonderful tips on dating and evaluation." -- Antoinette L. Matlins, P.G., lecturer and author of Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide and other books about jewelry, gems, and gemology.

"This book is like a cameo--dimensional, well-crafted with rich layers. A must buy for anyone involved in the collecting or appreciation of cameos." -- Jewelers' Circular Keystone

"Well organized, interestingly written, and easy to read. . . . Fills a gap in jewelry history and will be eagerly received by gemologists, jewelers, and lapidaries." -- Lapidary Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Anna M. Miller, G.G., M.G.A., R.M.V, is a jewelry historian, author, lecturer and instructor.

The developer of the Master Valuer Program, a jewelry appraisal course that has been taught worldwide, she currently consults with individuals and companies on buying, selling, appraising, and interpreting the jewelry arts.

Miller is the author of five books on gems and jewelry, including The Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising and Gems & Jewelry Appraising. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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4.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate book for cameo lovers!! Feb. 9 2010
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Very informative on all levels.Usefull for any amateur or professionnal who is concerned to know better on antique to modern cameos and intaglios.Too bad most of the pictures are in black and white...Nice book for a fair price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review by a Cameo carver. Dec 12 2003
Format:Paperback
I am one of the small number of portrait cameo carvers on gemstone.
I found this book to be excellent. There is a wealth of detail on all aspects of cameos. There are also good illustrations. There is valuable info for collectors on identifying and valuing Cameos.
Information on how to distinguish Ultrasonic Cameos from the more valuable hand-carved cameos is given.
You will gain a lot of knowledge on how Cameos are made and valued from reading this title.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the beginner May 30 2003
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Format:Paperback
This book is extremely useful for anyone new to cameo collecting. There is an extensive history of the cameo, information on famous cameo artists, as well as the different materials used for cameos. It contains a small section on how to date cameos, and how to spot fakes. Overall, a great book for the beginner.
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