Books on Antique, Period And Vintage Jewelry & Related Subjects

booksKey to abbreviations: pb = paperback; hb = hardbound; pg = price guide; np = no prices; vg = value guide

**Recommended first purchases for building a jewelry library

A few of the large assortment of books on antique and period jewelry offered by Twelfh Street Booksellers at the West Coast Antique & Period Jewelry Seminar
Note: The following books are recommended list of publications available through our recommended booksellers or through bookfinder.com.

GENERAL:

** An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry , Harold Newman, Thames and Hudson, New York, NY, 1987, pb, np

Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 1840-1950 , 4th edition, Jeanenne Bell, Krause Publications, Iola WI, 1996, pb, pg

** Antique & Twentieth Century Jewellery , 2nd ed., Vivienne Becker, N.A.G. Press, Ltd., Colchester, Essex (UK), 1987, hb, np

Buyer’s Guide to Affordable Antique Jewelry , Anna Miller, Carol Publishing Group, New York, NY, 1993, pb, vg

Buying Antique Jewelry, Skipping the Mistakes, Karen Lorene, Lorene Publications, Seattle WA, 1987,, pb, np

** Jewelers’ Dictionary , 3rd ed., Donald S. McNeil, ed., Chilton/Jewelers’ Circular-Keystone, Radnor PA, 1976, hb, np

Jewelry Concepts and Technology , Oppi Untract, Doubleday, New York, NY, 1985, hb, np

**Miller’s Antiques Checklist: Jewellery , Stephen Giles, consultant., Reed International Books Ltd, London, 1997, hb, vg

The Official Price Guide to Antique Jewelry , 6th ed., Arthur Guy Kaplan, House of Collectibles, Westminster, MD, 1990, pb, pg

** Old Jewelry , Duncan James, Shire Publications Ltd, Buckinghamshire, UK, 1989, pb, np

100 Years of Collectible Jewelry, 1850-1950, Lillian Baker, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, 1995 value update, pb, pg

** Understanding Jewellery , 2 nd edition, David Bennett and Daniela Mascetti, Antique Collectors’ Club, Suffolk, England, 1994, hb, pg (in English pounds)

** Warman’s Jewelry, 2 nd edition, Christie Romero, Krause Publications, Iola, WI, 1998, pb, pg

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APPRAISING:

Emyl Jenkins’ Appraisal Book , Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 1989, hb, np

Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising: Antique, Period and Modern , Anna Miller, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY, 1990, hb, np

The Jeweler’s Guide to Effective Insurance Appraising , Ralph S. Joseph, Gemworld International, Inc. Northbrook, IL, 1996, hb, np

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BEADS:

Baubles, Buttons and Beads : The Heritage of Bohemia , Sibylle Jargstorf, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1993, pb, pg

** Beads of the World , Peter Francis, Jr., Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1994, pb, pg

Collectible Beads: A Universal Aesthetic , Robert K. Liu, Ornament, Inc., Vista, CA, 1995

Glass Beads From Europe , Sybylle Jargstorf, Shiffer Publishing, Atglen PA, 1995, pb, pg

Glass in Jewelry , Sibylle Jargstorf, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1991, pb, pg

The History of Beads: From 30,000 B.C. to the Present , Lois Sher Dubin, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1987, hb, np Concise Edition, pb,

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COSTUME & “DESIGNER”:

All My Baskets, American Costume Jewelry, 1930-1960 , Gabriella Mariotti, FMR, 1996, hb, np

All That Glitters, The Glory of Costume Jewelry , Jody Shields, Rizzoli International Publications, New York, NY, 1987, pb, np (out of print)

Amazing Gems: An Illustrated Guide to the World’s Most Dazzling Costume Jewelry , Deanna Farneti Cera, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1997, hb, np

Collectible Costume Jewelry, Cherri Simonds, Collector Books, 1997, hb, pg

Collecting Rhinestone & Colored Jewelry: An Identification & Value Guide, 3rd ed., Maryanne Dolan, Krause Publications, Iola, WI 1993, pb, pg

The Confident Collector, Costume Jewelry: Identification & Price Guide , 2nd ed., Harrice S. Miller, Avon Books, New York, NY, 1994, pb, pg

Costume Jewelers: The Golden Age of Design , Joanne Dubbs Ball, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1990, hb, pg

Costume Jewelry, A Practical Handbook & Value Guide , Fred Rezazadeh, Collector Books, 1998, hb, pg

Costume Jewelry, The Great Pretenders , Revised Edition, Lyngerda Kelley & Nancy Schiffer, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1996, pb, pg

Costume Jewelry in Vogue , Jane Mulvagh, Thames & Hudson, New York, NY, 1988, pb, np

European Designer Jewelry , Ginger Moro, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen PA, 1995, hb, pg

** Fabulous Costume Jewelry , Vivienne Becker, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1993, hb, pg

Faking It, Kenneth J. Lane with Harrice S. Miller, Harry N. Abrams, 1996, hb, np

Fifty Years of Collectible Fashion Jewelry, 1925-1975 , Lillian Baker, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, 1986, 1992 value update, hb, pg

Forties & Fifties Popular Jewelry , Roseann Ettinger, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1994, pb, pg

Fun Jewelry , Nancy N. Schiffer, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1996 value update, pb, pg

Gems of Costume Jewelry , Gabriele Greindl, Abbeville Press, New York, NY, 1990, hb, np

** Jewels of Fantasy: Costume Jewelry of the 20th Century , Deanna Farneti Cera, ed., Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1992, hb, np

The Jewels of Miriam Haskell , Deanna Farneti Cera, Antique Collectors’ Club, Wappinger’s Falls, NY, 1997, hb, np

Masterpieces of Costume Jewelry , Joanne Dubbs Ball & Dorothy Hehl Torem, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1996, hb, pg

Popular Jewelry, 1840-1940 , Roseann Ettinger, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1993 value update pb, pg

Popular Jewelry of the ‘60s, 70s, and 80s, Roseann Ettinger, Schiffer Publishing, Atlgen, PA, 1997, pb, pg

Twentieth Century Costume Jewellery , Angie Gordon, Adasia International, New York, NY, 1990, hb, np

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FASHION (PERIOD CLOTHING):

American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs , Priscilla Harris Dalrymple, Dover Publications, Mineola, NY, 1991, pb, np

Costume Design in the Movies , Elizabeth Leese, Dover Publications, Mineola, NY, 1991, pb, np

Everyday Fashions 1909-1920, As Pictured in Sears Catalogs , JoAnne Olian, ed., Dover Publications, 1995, pb, np

Everyday Fashions of the Twenties, Stella Blum, ed., Dover Publications, 1981, pb, np

Everyday Fashions of the Thirties, Stella Blum, ed., Dover Publications, 1986, pb, np

Everyday Fashions of the Forties, JoAnne Olian, ed., Dover Publications, 1992, pb, np

20,000 Years of Fashion , François Boucher, Harry N. Abrams, 1996, hb, np

Victorian and Edwardian Fashion, A Photographic Survey , Alison Gernsheim, Dover Publications, 1981, pb, np

Victorian and Edwardian Fashions for Women , Kristina Harris, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1995, pb, vg

Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper’s Bazar, 1867-1898 , Stella Blum, ed. Dover Publications, Mineola, NY, 1974, pb, np

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GEMSTONES & OTHER JEWELRY MATERIALS:

Amber, The Golden Gem of the Ages , Patty Rice, PhD, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY, 1987 pb

** Eyewitness Handbook of Gemstones , Cally Hall, Dorling Kindersley, New York, NY, 1994, pb

The Fascination of Ivory , Godfrey Harris, The Americas Group, Los Ang

Gemstones of the World , revised and expanded edition, Walter Schumann, Sterling Publishing Co., New York, NY, 1997, hb

Jet, Helen Muller, Butterworths Gem Books, Kent, England, 1987, hb

**Jet Jewellery and Ornaments , Helen Muller, Shire Publications Ltd, Buckinghamshire, UK, 1980, pb

The Nature of Diamonds, George E. Harlow, ed., American Museum of Natural History (exhibition catalog), New York, NY, 1998, pb

Simon & Schuster’s Guide to Gems and Precious Stones , Kennie Lyman, ed., A Fireside Book, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 1986, pb

** What’s It Made Of? A Jewelry Materials Identification Guide , 3rd ed., Sheryl Gross Shatz, published by the author, 1996, pb, np

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MARKS:

** American Jewelry Manufacturers , Dorothy T. Rainwater, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1988, hb

** International Hallmarks on Silver , Tardy, Paris, France, 1985 (translated into English), pb

** Jackson’s Hallmarks, Pocket Edition, Ian Pickford, ed., Antique Collectors’ Club, Suffolk, UK, 1994, pb

** Poinçons d’Or et de Platine , Tardy, Paris, France (French text), 1988, pb

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MASTER JEWELERS (MONOGRAPHS):

Archibald Knox ,Stephen A. Martin, ed., Academy Editions, London, UK (exhibition catalog), 1995, pb, np

The Art of Carl Fabergé , Aleander von Solodkoff, Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 1988, hb, np

Bvlgari , Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Abbeville Press, New York, NY, 1996, hb, np

Cartier: Jewellers Extraordinary , Hans Nadelhoffer, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1984, hb, np

Cartier 1900-1939 , Judy Rudoe, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY (exhibition catalog), 1997, hb, np

Chaumet, Paris, Two Centuries of Fine Jewellery , Roselyne Hurel and Diana Scarisbrick, Musée Carnavalet (exhibition catalog), Paris, 1998

The Jewellery of René Lalique , Vivienne Becker, Goldsmith’s Co. (exhibition catalog), 1987, pb

The Jewelry and Enamels of Louis Comfort Tiffany , Janet Zapata, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1993, hb, np

The Jewels of Lalique , Yvonne Brunhammer, ed., Flammarion (exhibition catalog), Paris, 1998, hb

** The Master Jewelers , A. Kenneth Snowman, ed., Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1990, hb, np

Platinum by Cartier , Franco Cologni and Eric Nussbaum, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1996, hb, np

Tiffany’s 20 th Century, A Portrait of American Style , John Loring, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1997

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PERIOD:

Art Deco Jewelry , Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli International Publications, New York, NY, 1984, hb, np (out of print)

Art Nouveau Jewelry , Vivienne Becker, Thames & Hudson, New York, NY, 1998, pb, np

Art Nouveau Jewelry , Joseph Sataloff, Dorrance & Co., Bryn Mawr, PA, 1984, hb, np

The Art of the Jeweller, A Catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift to the British Museum , 2 vols, Hugh Tait, ed., The British Museum, 1984 (out of print)

The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery 1850-1910, M. Koch, E. Posseme, C. Arminjon, G. Munn, J. Rudoe, B. Furrer, et al, Thomas Heneage & Co Ltd, London, UK, 1991, hb, np

** Jewellery, 1789-1910, The International Era Vols I & II, Shirley Bury, Antique Collectors’ Club Wappingers’ Falls, NY, 1991, hb, np

Jewellery in Britain, 1066-1837 , Diana Scarisbrick, Michael Russell Publishing Ltd, London, 1994, hb, np

Jewelry and Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition , Elyse Zorn Karlin, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1993, hb, vg

**Jewelry in America, 1600-1900 , Martha Gandy Fales, Antique Collectors’ Club, Wappingers’ Falls, NY, 1995, hb, np

Jewelry of the 1940’s and 1950’s , Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli International, New York, NY, 1987, hb, np (out of print)

The Paris Salons, 1895-1914, Vols. I & II , Alistair Duncan, Antique Collectors’ Club, Wappingers’ Falls, NY, 1994, hb, np

Pre-Raphaelite to Arts and Crafts Jewellery, Charlotte Gere and Geoffrey C. Munn, Antique Collectors’ Club, Wappingers’ Falls, NY, 1996, hb, np

Victorian Jewelry , Peter Hinks, ed., Portland House, New York, NY, 1991, hb, np

Victorian Jewelry, Unexplored Treasures , Ginny Redington Dawes & Corinne Davidov, Abbeville Press, New York, NY, 1991, hb, np

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PLASTICS:

Art Plastic, Designed for Living, Andrea DiNoto, Abbeville Press, New York, NY, 1984 pb, np

**The Bakelite Collection, Matthew L. Burkholz, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen PA, 1997, hb, vg

Bakelite Jewelry, A Collector’s Guide , Tony Grasso, Chartwell Books, Edison, NJ, 1996, hb, np

** The Bakelite Jewelry Book , Corinne Davidov and Ginny Redington Dawes, Abbeville Press, New York, NY, 1988, hb, vg

Bakelite Jewelry, Good, Better, Best, Donna Wasserstrom & Leslie Piña, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA 1997, hb, pg

The Best of Bakelite and Other Plastic Jewelry , Dee Battle and Alayne Lesser, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1996, hb, vg

Celluloid, a Collectors’ Reference and Value Guide, Keith Lauer and Julie Robinson, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, 1998, hp, pg

Early Plastics , Sylvia Katz, Shire Publications Ltd., Buckinghamshire, UK, 1986, pb, np

Plastics, Common Objects, Classic Designs , Sylvia Katz, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1984 hb, np

The Plastics Age, From Bakelite to Beanbags and Beyond , Penny Sparke, ed., The Overlook Press, Woodstock, NY, 1993 pb, np

Twentieth Century Fashionable Plastic Jewelry , Lillian Baker, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, 1992, hb, pg

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SCANDINAVIAN:

Danske Smykker/Danish Jewelry , Jacob Thage, Komma & Clausen, Denmark, 1990, hb, np

Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930-1997 , Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts (exhibition catalog), New York NY, 1998, pb

Finnish Silver , Tuula Poutasua, ed. English text by Michael Wynne-Ellis, Kirjayhtyma, Helsinki, 1989 pb

Georg Jensen, A Tradition of Splendid Silver, Janet Drucker, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen PA, 1997, hb, vg

Georg Jensen Silversmithy, 77 Artists, 75 Years , Renwick Gallery exhibition catalog, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC, 1980, hb, np

New Design in Jewelry , Donald Wilcox, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY, 1970 (out of print)

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SILVER:

Collectible Silver Jewelry Identification and Value Guide, Fred Rezazadeh, Collector Books, Paducah KY, 2001, hb, pg
Hopi Silver, The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing , 4th ed., Margaret N. Wright, Northland Publishing, Flagstaff, AZ, 1989, pb, np

Indian Silver Jewelry of the Southwest, 1868-1930 , Larry Frank and Millard J. Holbrook, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1990, pb, np

Mexican Jewelry , Mary L. Davis and Greta Pack, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 1982, pb, np

Mexican Silver , Penny Chittim Morrill and Carole A. Berk, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1994, hb, vg

Siam Sterling , J.J. Kellner, published by the author, Holder, FL, 1993, pb, pg

Silver Jewelry Designs: Evaluating Quality , Nancy Schiffer, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen PA, 1996, hb, vg

Silver Masters of Mexico , Penny Chittim Morrill, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen PA, 1996, hb, vg

Southwestern Indian Jewelry , Dexter Cirillo, Abbeville Press, New York, NY, 1992, hb

Theodor Fahrner Jewelry: Between Avant-Garde and Tradition , Ulrike von Hase-Schmidt et al, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1991, hb, pg

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SPECIALIZED TOPICS:

Antique Paste Jewellery , M.D.S. Lewis, Boston Book and Art, Boston MA, 1970, hb, np (out of print)

** Cameos Old and New , 2 nd ed., Anna M. Miller, GemStone Press, Woodstock VT, 1998, pb

Cast Iron from Central Europe, 1800-1850 , Derek E. Ostergard, ed., The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts (exhibition catalog), New York NY, 1994, pb, np

Chatelaines, Utility to Glorious Extravagance , Genevieve Cummins and Nerylla Taunton, Antique Collectors’ Club, Wappingers’ Falls, NY, 1994, hb, np

Christmas Pins: Past & Present, Jill Gallina, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, 1996, pb, pg

Collecting Antique Stickpins, Jack & Elynore Kerins, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, 1995, pb, pg

Collectors’ Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry , Jeanenne Bell, Collector Books, Paducah, KY, 1998

Copper Art Jewelry: A Different Lustre , Matthew L. Burkholz and Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA 1992, hb, vg

Cuff Jewelry , Howard L. Bell, Jr., published by author, Raytown, MO, 1994, pb, pg

Diamonds, A Century of Spectacular Jewels , Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1996, hb, np

Earrings: From Antiquity to Present , Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Troissi, Rizzoli International, New York, NY, 1990, hb, np

Ethnic Jewelry , Michel Butor, Rizzoli International, New York, NY, 1994, hb, np

Five Centuries of Jewellery , National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon (Portugal), Zwemmer Publishers Ltd, London, 1995, hb, np

** The Glitter and the Gold: Making and Marketing America’s Jewelry , Ulysses G. Deitz and Janet Zapata, (Newark Museum, exhibition catalog), Antique Collectors’ Club, Wappinger’s Falls, NY, 1997, hb

Hollywood Jewels: Movies, Jewelry, Stars , Penny Proddow, Debra Healy, and Marion Fasel, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1992, hb, np

Jewelry in Europe and America, New Times, New Thinking , Ralph Turner, Thames and Hudson (exhibition catalog), 1996, pb, np

Messengers of Modernism, American Studio Jewelry, 1940-1960, Toni Greenbaum, Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts (exhibition catalog), 1996, pb, np

The Necklace: From Antiquity to the Present , Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1997, hb, np

One of a Kind, American Art Jewelry Today , Susan Grant Lewin, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1994, hb, np

Rings: Symbols of Wealth, Power and Affection , Diana Scarisbrick, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY 10011, 1993, hb, np

Russian Jewellery, Mid-19 th -20 th Century , from the collection of the All-Russian Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art, Alexei Karpun, Beresta, Moscow (Russian and English text), 1994

The Splendor of Ethnic Jewelry , France Borel, Harry Abrams, New York, NY, 1994, hb, np

Sweetheart Jewelry and Collectibles , Nick Snider, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen PA, 1995, pb, pg

Traditional Jewelry of India , Oppi Untracht, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1997, hb, np

Key to abbreviations: pb = paperback; hb = hardbound; pg = price guide; np = no prices; vg = value guide

**Recommended first purchases for building a jewelry library