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The modern guide to antique jewellery

Beth Bernstein (Author)
The ultimate go-to guide, The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery takes the reader on a tour through time, venturing from the 1700s all the way through to the early 20th century. From how to look chic while wearing jewellery that outdates you by 100 years, to how to spot and score the best pieces, this book is a must-read for all enthusiasts and collectors who have an affinity for the jewels of the past.0Fun factual tidbits are presented in a witty, conversational style, and lively narratives explore each piece's history. Part travelogue, featuring the most influential shops in New York, LA, London, Paris and Amsterdam; part educational guide, with anecdotes from dealers and experts; and part celebration of historical jewellery, this book is an invaluable and accessible reference.0Topics covered include (but are not limited to): how to identify the most popular gemstones, materials, styles and collectible pieces in the market today, and how to select antique jewellery to complement your lifestyle. The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery will reveal what to look for and where to locate rare finds, as well as how the experts score the pieces that decorate the fingers, ears, necks and wrists of the collector
Print Book, English, 2022
Acc Art Books, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2022
191 pages ; 23 cm
9781788841580, 1788841581
Defining your style
Romancing the stone: gems in antique jewellery
Candlelight and the lightness of being: the Georgian period
The queen who ruled jewels: the Victorian period
Sentimental journey: romantic and sentimental jewels
In life and death: Memento Mori and mourning jewellery
Touring history: the grand tour and archaeological jewellery
Back to nature: the art nouveau period
Time for a change: the Edwardian and Belle Epoque era
A new angle: the Art Deco movement
Alternative materials: non-precious metals
Antique essentials: ten pieces for your jewellery collection
How to wear your antique jewellery
Jewellery sleuth: how to buy and care for your collection
Shopping guide