Starting To Collect Antique Jewellery By John Benjamin

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This book is superbly illustrated with hundreds of colour photographs provided by auction houses, dealers, leading shops and private collectors. From Castellani to Cartier, from hair combs to cameos, ‘Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery’ represents a key companion, which is relevant, readable and comprehensively informative. ‘Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery’ tracks the progress of jewellery design from early times up to the twentieth century. It will assist the professional jeweller, the collector and the student in making informed and balanced judgments upon scores of crucial topics from the setting of old gems, to fakes and forgeries. Features a ‘jewellers compendium’ covering such important issues as value, fakes and forgeries, and enhancements. Written by an acknowledged authority on the subject and frequent contributor to the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. Hardcover. Published by Antique Collectors’ Club June 2008

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