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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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Now available in an newly updated and expanded second edition, Cameos Old & New by Anna Miller is an informative and authoritative guide featuring a wealth of information on the creation, collection, appraisal, and appreciation of cameo jewelry. Filled with black-and-white photographs as well as an inset section of color plates, Cameos Old & New instructs the reader on how to distinguish cameos produced with ultrasonic technology from hand-carved ones, and how to separate old cameos from recent creations. A superb and comprehensive reference, Cameos Old & New is an invaluable resource and reference for collectors, dealers, curators, and anyone wanting to know more about the cameos in their possession.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review by a Cameo carver. Dec 12 2003
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 Cameo Book June 9 2000
Ms. Miller is one of the world's experts on gems and jewelry appraising! She has courses all over the globe in her Master Valuer Program including a major university here in the US! She takes this expertise and her love of cameos and really has written a comprehensive text on cameos. I think it will help the history buff, jewelry appraiser and anyone who has an interest in cameos. GREAT BOOK!
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