Dating vintage costume jewellery
More on Dating Vintage Jewelry Last month I barely scratched the surface of this subject and I’m not going to go into much more detail here; like I said entire books have been written on this subject.
However, I did want to address the subject a bit more and recommend some research materials should you wish to delve into this more deeply.
If you DO elect to attempt a repair because you just truly love the piece, be sure to develop a relationship with a reputable jeweler.
One of the books I turn to frequently when trying to identify a piece of jewelry is Warman’s Jewelry Identification and Price Guide by Christie Romero.
Not only are there tons of wonderful photographs of jewelry through the years, but in the back there is a Glossary that includes line drawings of various types of clasps and a whole section on metal marks, divided by country.
) You should only purchase Monet jewelry that is in mint condition.
The most popular pieces are the large chunky Cleopatra-style necklaces and collars and chunky charm bracelets.