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How to Be a Jewelry Detective Paperback – Jan 2001

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Kras; 5th edition (January 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970337809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970337801
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 13.9 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #478,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"---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

About the Author

With 30 years experience , C. Jeanenne Bell is well known throughout the country as an expert in all phases of the jewelry business. Her national television apperances include Pax TV's "Treasures in Your Home", "The FX Collectable Show" on the Fox Network, Nostalgia TV, and "The Antiques Roadshow". She travels extensively through the United States ,Great Britian, Europoe and Asia, collectig and researching antique jewelry and its history. Her books include " Answers to questions about Old Jewelry,1840-1950" now in its 5th Edition and "The Collectors Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry".


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This is a great little handbook that's also fun to read. I would highly recommend for those who are just beginning to collect. Or maybe you just inherited some of Aunt Mildred or Uncle Bob's "junk" jewelry. You'll be surprised at what's valuable and what's not. I found that this book was a very interesting read as well as being a pretty good resource. Plus (and I think this is a big one) it's small enough to take with you when you're looking so you don't HAVE to memorize all those trademarks!!
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This book has the Marks, the secrets and the knowhow to identify jewelry of all sorts, its makup and its origin. Very well done, easy to read and helpful. A must add to your collection.
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I haven't had the opportunity yet to read the whole thing; but, I am really pleased with the detailed information and drawings that I have seen so far. I have recently been bitten by the costume jewelry collecting bug after receiving some of my great grandmothers' things. I know this will be a great value to me and my hunt!
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