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Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook Lalique Art Nouveau Bakelite Victorian Edwardian Pix

Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook Lalique Art Nouveau Bakelite Victorian Edwardian Pix

Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook Lalique Art Nouveau Bakelite Victorian Edwardian Pix   Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook Lalique Art Nouveau Bakelite Victorian Edwardian Pix

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"Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook" by Caroline Cox. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, nearly 10,000 different titles. There is a strong chance we have other copies of the same title in varying conditions, some cheaper, others in better condition.

We may also have different editions (some paperback, others hardcover, often international editions). If you do not see what you want, please contact us and ask. We are happy to send you a summary of the different conditions and prices we may have for the same title. Size: 11 x 8½ inches; ¾ pound. Decade after decade, the beautifully illustrated "Vintage Jewellery Sourcebook" traces 100 years of design history, from Lalique's Art Nouveau enameling at the turn of the 20th century to Christian Dior's mid-century costume pieces, to the luxury jewelry of the 1980s. From 1890 to 1990, each decade begins with a historical introduction to the time, then offers a key overview showing important designs that defined the era. The book ends with a buying guide, which offers advice on sourcing and caring for original antique pieces, as well as glossaries on notable designers and technical terminology. New oversized soft cover (although slightly shelf-worn).

Carlton Books (2014) 64 pages. Flawless, except for slight traces of edge and corner shelf wear on covers. Pages are blank; clean, crisp, unmarked, uncut, tightly bound, clearly unread. Shelf wear is primarily in the form of very light "creased" abrasive rubs on the head and heel of the spine cover, as well as on the "tips" of the cover (the four open corners of the covers, top and bottom, front and back). This is really only noticeable if you hold the book up to a light source and examine it closely.

HOWEVER, there is a small 1/4 inch tear in the plastic laminate (only) covering the paper cover, the front cover, near the lower open corner. The tear does not go through the cover, just a scratch/tear in the plastic laminate covering the cover. The condition is entirely consistent with new stock from a traditional bookstore environment like Barnes & Noble, B. Dalton, or Borders, where new books may show slight signs of shelf wear, a result of routine handling and simply the test of being constantly shelved and put away.

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PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PHOTOS FROM INSIDE THE BOOK. PLEASE SEE EDITOR, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. REVIEWS: From Lalique's Art Nouveau enamel to 1940s Bakelite and 1980s costume pieces, this superbly illustrated guide captures 100 years of jewelry. For each decade from 1890 to 1990, there is a historical introduction, an overview of key styles, and a survey of designs that defined the era.

For those looking to buy (or sell), the "Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook" offers advice on sourcing and caring for original antique pieces. REVIEWS: Fascinating for any fashionista, whether you want to learn more about jewelry you find in charity shops or flea markets, or you want to simply develop your own unique look from pieces that inspire you from the past, the "Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook" offers a decade-by-decade overview of jewelry styles from 1890 to the 1980s. The book includes "key looks" pages that target defining trends, from Art Nouveau of the early 20th century to Chanel's faux pearls of the 1950s and the Pop plastic of the 1960s to the luxury logo craze of the 1980s. In addition to a comprehensive shopping and buying directory, you'll find advice on sourcing and caring for vintage pieces, as well as a glossary explaining stone types and settings. 1970s: The body, bold and beautiful. REVIEWS: Caroline Cox, professor of cultural history at the University of the Arts London, is a leading authority on fashion. Her books include "Lingerie: A Lexicon of Style" (2000) and "Hair and Fashion" (2005), which were accompanied by a parade at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Caroline lives in London, England. REVIEWS: Offers a decade-by-decade overview of jewelry styles from 1890 to the 1980s. Includes "key looks" pages targeting defining trends: from Art Nouveau of the early 20th century to Chanel's faux pearls of the 1950s and the Pop plastic of the 1960s to the luxury logo craze of the 1980s. A superb book, fantastic as a source of ideas.

REVIEWS: Lovely book with separate chapters for each decade. REVIEWS: Great help for dealers and enthusiasts. REVIEWS: It's nice to have the decades described decade by decade with photos and written information. Beautiful layout and beautiful photos.

I enjoyed the photos as well as the written content. REVIEWS: I sell vintage jewelry, otherwise I'm a starving artist. This is a great help in my efforts. VINTAGE JEWELRY: How vintage jewelry brings old glamour to the red carpet. Among all the gems paraded on the red carpets of Cannes, Venice, Hollywood, and New York, some pieces leave an indelible impression. This year, at the Manus X Machina-themed Met Gala, the award for best supporting accessory went to a majestic diamond peacock, its tail curling over a strap of Uma Thurman's custom ivory Ralph Lauren dress. Created by special order from Cartier in 1948 and composed of 83.89 carats of diamonds, the brooch demonstrated the power of vintage when it comes to making a statement on the red carpet. "Vintage jewelry brings character and a sense of nostalgia to a look," says British stylist Tanya Gill, based in Los Angeles, who dresses stars such as Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, and Jane Fonda.

I love the craftsmanship, the history, and the patina. Sometimes I build characters through jewelry, as if I were creating the look for a film.

Gill is the originator of the stunning vintage Bulgari bib necklace that Minnie Driver wore to the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2014. Made in 1965, the necklace caught Gill's eye at Bulgari's pre-Oscar Decades of Glamour event. "It seemed so exquisite in terms of design and color, with the craftsmanship of turquoise, cabochon emeralds, cabochon amethysts, and diamonds, that it would be a unique statement for the right personality," she says. It was perfect for Minnie Driver's sculptural beauty.

It's not just Hollywood grandes dames who sport vintage glamour. At the Met Gala, Anna Wintour's 29-year-old daughter, Bee Shaffer, was the perfect ingenue with 19th-century diamond chandelier earrings and a slim diamond headband from New York-based vintage jewelry specialist Fred Leighton, while at the Met Gala. At the reopening of Cartier's Fifth Avenue mansion in September, Sienna Miller accessorized a fresh, flowing Valentino dress with a suite of Cartier diamond and emerald jewelry from the 1920s. The trend for vintage jewelry on the red carpet began in 1996, when Prada borrowed a 19th-century opal choker from Fred Leighton for 29-year-old Nicole Kidman.

"It was a wonderful moment for us," recalls Rebecca Selva, director of creative and public relations at Fred Leighton. It garnered a lot of attention because it was so different. The collaboration sparked a long-term relationship with Kidman and marked the beginning of two decades of "beautiful and iconic moments" for Fred Leighton. Selva cites Charlize Theron's appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2000 as one of her favorites: hanging on the 25-year-old's mandarin Vera Wang dress were two Art Deco diamond clips. "Vera fell in love with the clips and then created the dress around them," explains Selva. The overall image was stunning; it was Hollywood glamour in the most sophisticated and refined way. Nowadays, as celebrities' outfits are dissected in real time on social media, red carpet appearances have even more impact than they used to on what was once a very private and elitist market. "The internet has been great for spreading the message about vintage jewelry," says Selva. There's so much to discover - people realize it's not what they thought. These aren't your grandmother's jewels, and nothing is so rarefied that it can't be worn. Even our tiaras can be worn as headbands. For Selva, increased visibility helps dispel the myth that antique jewelry is outdated. "We have an incredible 19th-century diamond snake necklace that looks like the coolest piece you could wear, and yet it's nearly 120 years old," she says. It's waiting for its red carpet moment. The reputation of vintage jewelry in the fashion world has been further bolstered by Fred Leighton's collaboration with Net-a-Porter, which began in 2014. "We've had a very positive response, with jewelry often selling out within minutes," says Sophie Quy, fine jewelry buyer at Net-a-Porter, who visits Fred Leighton's New York store up to four times a year. Diamonds, pearls, and turquoise are bestsellers, as are large gold chain bracelets that customers wear with modern designs. The site also works with Fred Leighton to source vintage pieces on demand.

Antique jewelry has also found a place in the ultra-trendy department store Dover Street Market, which offers a selection of vintage rings and Victorian and Georgian tiaras from British jeweler Bentley & Skinner alongside its list of modern brands. This departure from the notion of dusty vintage stores reflects a growing desire to own something truly unique. "Vintage jewelry is so much more interesting than anything you can buy today," says Max Michelson of London vintage specialist SJ Phillips. Instead of being tied to this year's range, we have ranges spanning 400 years, so there will always be something that suits you. He says that 20th-century pieces are by far the most popular.

Everyone wants Art Deco because it's stylish and beautifully made, and being set in platinum, it looks more like modern jewelry than earlier pieces, which are set in silver. There's also an interest in bold pieces from the 1950s and 60s.

Unlike their American counterparts, SJ Phillips does not advertise their red carpet appearances. "This type of advertising works in the US but not here," explains Michelson. Even if a piece has been worn by a famous person, we don't tell people. While signed vintage pieces have a higher price tag, there are smart buys to be had.

"There are underrated American makers, like Raymond Yard," says Michelson. But there are also unsigned pieces that are on par with the big names but at half the price. The key is that it speaks to the person wearing it. We never claim that anything is a good investment.

It might be, but we're not investment brokers. Rebecca Selva agrees: "If the jewelry is fine and beautifully made, it will retain its value, but I would never sell it as an investment. It's more about the joy you get from it. VINTAGE JEWELRY: Dust off your old jewelry boxes and open the family safe because you may be sitting on a fortune.

That's the message from London auction house Bonhams this week, as it announces new figures showing the surge in value of vintage jewelry. Bonhams claims that the value of antique and period jewelry has risen by over 80% in the last decade, outstripping the average price of property in England, which has increased by 47% over the same period.

Estimates have been smashed on auction days, as items have fetched double, sometimes triple, their forecasts in a backdrop of fierce bidding wars. And that has prompted the auction house to launch a campaign urging the public to seek an evaluation of forgotten gemstones they may have tucked away. "These types of cases are our main indicators of a momentum gain. It's the quality of craftsmanship that appeals to buyers, the types of stones used at the time, as opposed to a modern piece, are special. Carol Woolton, editor of Vogue's jewelry, is not surprised by the strength of the jewelry market in the current economic climate. "There are so few reliable investments right now - stocks are in a state of uncertainty, but gold and diamonds will never be a risky purchase for a wealthy person trying to maintain their wealth," she says. Global resources are limited, mines will run dry, and the number of gemstones is finite - this gives them a value of rarity.

Even if you don't have a spare Cartier brooch to sell at auction in the attic, it's worth noting that the trend described extends beyond designer names and also applies to specific stones, metals, and eras. If the catwalks revisit the silhouettes of a particular decade, the interest will be reflected in the world of jewelry. "Signed pieces from the Art Deco period and antiques over 100 years old will always be sought after," says Ghika. But now we're seeing jewelry from the post-war period, the 1950s, as well as pieces from the 1960s and 1970s, also performing very well. What often prevents people from having their jewelry appraised is the assumption that family items set aside because they're no longer in fashion will no longer be worth anything.

"People often look at their items without understanding their importance in the context of jewelry history," says Ghika. "We recently discovered a gorgeous and rare Chanel Twist necklace, which a client brought to a valuation day, but thought it was just costume jewelry. But Chanel made real jewelry as well as pieces in non-precious materials.

So how do you know if something is valuable as you rummage through an old stash of jewelry? Start with the logos and hallmarks, suggests Ghika, pointing out that big names (Cartier, Tiffany, Bulgari, Boucheron, and Van Cleef & Arpels) will always be winners, but that key names from modern eras (like Andrew Grima of the 1960s, or John Donald of the 1970s) will also have retained their value.

Next, you need to assess the construction of the piece; Do the stones have rough edges, are they generously packed, or did its creator try to skimp by using more metal and fewer diamonds? Even those that are beaten and broken are not completely beyond hope. "It's not necessarily the end of the world if something has suffered damage," says Ghika.

"Professional repairs, if done well, can be discreet. We've had items come in two pieces and, once repaired, it hasn't had much impact on value.

The best way to really know what something might be worth is of course to have it appraised by a professional. Because it's unlikely you'll be able to tell that grandmother's sapphire ring was highly sought-after specimens from the Kashmir region or the product of a rare mining community that was only operational for ten years at the end of the 19th century. "Bonhams' website offers the opportunity to submit photos if you want to get a first impression from our experts, then we regularly hold valuation days throughout the UK," advises Ghika.

What you can do for yourself, however, is take care of the stocks you own, whether you're ready to sell or not. "If you ever think you might sell jewelry, you need to keep the boxes," advises Woolton. "Boxes and papers related to the stones will really add value to them and avoid a lot of confusion about what an item is when you sell it. The worst thing you can do is let your old jewelry rattle around in a disorganized box." Also, don't clean old pieces too much, warns Ghika. Part of the history lies in the patina it has, and if it's removed, it loses part of its soul. Other expert tips include not keeping hard and soft stones together to avoid erosion, wiping pearls with a cloth after each use to remove any oils or perfumes, and even splitting pairs of earrings into individual soft pouches so they don't rub against each other. If you want to prioritize "jewels over real estate" as a new investment mantra, experts say you may have to wait a while to reap the rewards if you choose newer pieces. "Jewelry takes a long time to appreciate," explains Ghika, who suggests buying distinctive classics from specific manufacturers, like Cartier's Panthère collection. Woolton, on the other hand, considers Dior jeweler Victoire de Castellane to be the one who will create the "masterpieces of our time." However, one thing all experts agree on is that jewelry should primarily be worn and enjoyed, with any increase in value seen as an additional bonus. "It's great to own these wonderful things," says Woolton.

"But if investors lock them up and don't wear them, then the question is: where's the fun in that? VINTAGE JEWELRY: The rise of online vintage jewelry auctions. As the Blue Moon diamond is set to go under the hammer, our expert takes a look at the increasing popularity of online sales, which make bidding on precious pieces easier than ever.

The global reach of the Internet has enhanced the visibility of local auction houses and consumer confidence. When I was an auctioneer for Sotheby's, it was a solo exhibition; Despite the adrenaline rush, the goal was to keep the "room" engaged in enthusiastic bidding.

Today, with the increase in online sales, auctions are just as lively, but with fewer people in the room. Some of the excitement has been lost, but the advantage of online auctions is that they have raised the profile of provincial auction houses, making them a force to be reckoned with. In the Woolley & Wallis Salisbury Salerooms, for example, a Lalique Art Nouveau hair comb was auctioned off last year.

This piece was notable for two reasons: highly collectible names like Lalique were once the preserve of well-known auction houses. Today, the global reach of the Internet has enhanced the visibility of local auction houses and consumer confidence. Here is my guide to reputable provincial auction houses that also offer online auctions. According to Jonathan Edwards, associate director at Woolley & Wallis auctioneers in Wiltshire, underbidders have a significant impact on auction prices today. It is also important to note that bids come not only from the UK but also from around the world.

This is the most expensive piece of jewelry sold online

Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook Lalique Art Nouveau Bakelite Victorian Edwardian Pix   Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook Lalique Art Nouveau Bakelite Victorian Edwardian Pix