"---A most informative book giving the basics to help any colector or dealer---" -- "Old Stuff " Feb./March 2001
This elementary handbook supplies the necessary knowledge and tools to uncover the mysteries of fine, costume, and Mexican jewelry. -- Naine Antique Digest, December ,2000
Combining logic with step-by-step proven techniques, his book provides clues for separating fine jewelry from costume jewelry, precious metals from non-precious metals, the collectible from the not so collectible, and the "jewels from the junk." These new detective skills help make collecting jewelry not only fun, but also profitable. It includes more than 300 illustrations and 160 photos, 32 pages of color and a comprehensive list of designers and their marks.