The author guides the reader through the basics of dating a piece of jewelry.
She uses a six-step process to sleuth out the approximate date of production.
I have already purchased many copies as Christmas gifts and hope she will continue to share her wealth of knowledge with us on this subject.
Brief Description of Book This book is as thick as the September issue of Vogue magazine with almost 500 pages of information.
Learn more | See related books Collecting Costume Jewelry 202 is an awesome presentation on the basics of collecting and dating pieces from the 1930s through the 1980s.
She taught computer science for many years, and at that time very few published materials were available to teach young children, so she frequently wrote her own lessons.
She used this skill in trying to teach others about collecting costume jewelry. I am an experienced collector and this book is full of information on learning how to date vintage costume jewelry.
There are loads of photos and advertisements to help with dating.
I was totally impressed by the large sections on Coro & Trifari since I have many pieces from these designers from the 1930's - 1950's, and it was wonderful to be able to see actual patents, ads, and dating techniques.