Estate Jewelry: 1760-1960

Diana Sanders Cinamon

Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition

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The revised and expanded second edition of this beautiful, popular, and easy-to-follow book is a thorough reference to antique and period jewelry, created over a 200-year period, in Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It presents the changes in construction techniques and jewelry styles through over 680 color photographs, including over 190 new images, with clear descriptions and explanations. From the Georgian through the Victorian, Belle Epoche, Art Deco, and Modern periods, the fascinating story of jewelry evolving with women's fashions is told. Great designers' work is identified along with their materials. Their findings, fittings, and makers' marks are fully explained. The value reference section of over 500 items has been updated and is organized to locate pieces easily without going through the entire book. Bracelets, brooches, and each other form are grouped together and in chronological order. Advanced collectors and appraisers will find this a complete and quick-reference tool. Novices will enjoy learning this fascinating field through the many illustrated identification tips.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 688 illustrations | Price Guide/Index | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346491

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Diana Sanders Cinamon is a personal property appraiser with a specialty in antique and collectible jewelry. She is a certified gemologist (C.G., SCC) graduating from the Santiago Canyon College (SCC) gemology department. She is a graduate of the College for Appraisers carrying the designation of Graduate Certified Appraiser (G.C.A.). She also taught the antiques program for Bellflower Adult School. Active in the appraising community, Mrs. Cinamon is a member of Appraisers National Association, previously serving as President and Vice President. As a member of the SCC gemology alumni association, Mrs. Cinamon has also served as Vice President for this organization. Mrs. Cinamon teaches Antique and Period Jewelry and Pearls for the gemology department at Santiago Canyon. She team-teaches Jewelry Appraisal Theory with Geoff Nelson, G.G. She also teaches the antiques program for Bellflower Adult School. Other accomplishments include her book All About Antique Silver with International Hallmarks, published by AAA Publishing, which has been favorably received in the collecting community.