This book is the first book of its kind, concentrating not only on costume jewellery, but also on those pieces that are unmarked or unsigned by the manufacturer. Brown carefully illustrates and discusses such details as the types of metal finishes used, the different cuts of stones and stone setting techniques. Easy to read charts covering time lines, fashion dates and jewelry introductions are provided for ease in identification of pieces. All photographs are indexed for easier research, and a helpful glossary has been included.
Glossy, laminated boards, tight text block, clear text on clean pages, enhanced by over 1,000 attractive photographs, almost all in glorious colour, featuring 3,500 pieces of antique and collectible costume jewellery, highlight this beautiful book.