3 books on collecting vintage costume jewelry

A few highly recommended books from a well known New York jewelry store on vintage costume jewelry. These books are recommended to anyone collecting vintage costume jewelry.

mimi-bookWarman’s Costume Jewelry Identification and Price Guide by Pamela Y Wiggens – an expert on antique jewelry, this book starts with Victorian and moves to modern day. Beautiful pictures….recommended as a dazzling visual guide to precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals.



The Napier Co. Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry by Melinda Lewis – the book hasmimi-the-napier-co over 4,000 pictures and descriptions. This is the premier collectors guide through the development of the Napier style. This book is considered one of the best jewelry reference book in the antiques and collectibles genre and subject guides.




Miriam Haskell Jewelry by Cathy Gordon and Sheila Pamfiloff – this book provides key information to collectors. In-depth guidance on the all identification and history of Haskell jewelry. This book is described as ‘impressive’ and ‘worth its weight in gold to the collector. The book has 600 photos, beautifully photographed to show concise detailing.


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