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Jewelry Educational Resources
There is so much to learn about antique and vintage costume jewelry. Here you will find links to such sites, all with information which many collectors and sellers have found quite valuable throughout the years.

Vintage & Antique Costume Jewelry General Education

Jewellery in Costume and Fashion History
From Ancient Egypt to 21st Century~

Illusion Jewels
Researching Costume Jewelry

History~Designers~Marks

Jarrett's Jade Giant Compendium of Designer Info
~for Jewelry ~Fashion~Perfumes~Textiles~
Jewelry Ring Mall Blog
Packed with links to info on antique & vintage costume jewelry arranged by topics.
Jewelry Whatz It?
This site is thoroughly loaded with hard-to-find info on Vintage Jewelry ~ Illustrated by Photos-- findings, enamels, patents & more
J'antiques & Collectibles
HISTORY OF JEWELRY

I
llustrated guide to jewelry eras from Georgian through Retro. Loaded with info and links to the best books.
Enchanted Learning Illustrated Jewelry Glossary Center for Jewelry Studies
From Christie Romero, who gave us Warman's, the Antique & Vintage Jewelry Collector's Bible.
Collecting Costume Jewelry
A
dvice for collectors. Many articles, practical tips
Smithsonian Jewelry Search Sentimental Jewelry
A wonderful blog full of facts and large, excellent pictures of sentimental jewelry from Georgian through Victorian eras.
Collecting Miriam Haskell Jewelry E-mail Group
Learn about Miriam Haskell Jewelry. Learn how to tell if an unsigned piece is Haskell. Get your Haskell jewelry or suspected Haskell jewelry verified.
Cameos Collector's E-mail Group
Members post information and inquiries relating directly to the subject of evaluating, researching, appraising, buying, collecting and selling CAMEOS.
Julia Carroll's Costume Jewelry 101 Information Site
Great site full of valuable information on stones, tips on collecting and dating quality costume jewelry. Ads, patents, and many photos of collectible jewelry.

Vintage Jewelry Materials

Silver Mystery Marks
Pages of Questions, Answer, & images of marks. If your mark isn't there, ask them!
Is it Silver?
SilverForum Article Series
Sheryl Gross Shatz, Certified Gemologist
Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks
Hallmarks & Maker's Marks
What is Attracted to Magnets?
In depth; covers both metals & some minerals.
History of Chrome Plating
From the Ask a Scientist Chemistry Archive, of all places! Includes a couple of links.
Eureka I Found It Metal Identification Page
Zinc Iron Pot Metal Bronze Brass
Ganoksin Cloisonné Primer
History of cloisonné technique

Other pages detail enameling techniques used in antique & vintage jewels.
Genuine Amber Information
How to tell if you've got amber rather than plastic + more Amber education
Identify Beads in Costume Jewelry
Clear images of assorted art glass, crystals, pressed & molded glass beads.
Jewels Gemstone Collection
Help with Gemstone ID. Shows semi precious stones in the raw. Images are bright can be enlarged .
Gemstones Listed by Color
Explore the site and find many galleries filled with good images of precious & semi-precious gems. Also, check out Mineral Gallery
Mother of Pearl
What it is, where it's from & more. Illustrated article by
R.V. Dietrich
Minerology Database
The largest mineral database and mineralogical reference website on the internet. This site contains worldwide data on minerals. Could help ID that pesky stone!
Janet Gaynor's About Ivory Page
Learn the difference between animal, vegetable ivories, and bone.
Info on how to clean vintage and antique ivory.
Jewelry Symbolism
Historical symbolism in jewelry; will help you choose a gift or ID your jewels!

Vintage Designer Jewelry Advertisements

Vintage Jewelry Ads
Image event by Eclectic Vintage - Costume Jewelry & Collectibles
Morning Glory Trifari Ads
Four pages of ads ranging from 1940s to 1970s/
Avon Jewelry Ads
From the 1965-1979, he largest, perhaps only collection online, courtesy of Ann's Gems

Jewelry Patent Information

Coro Design Patents
Many photos, original designs, and origins of Coro Jewelry
Huge Jewelry Patent Site
A labor of love courtesy of Katz Jewelers. All the patents you could ever want by designer or assignor. It will take you weeks to peruse this.
U.S. Patent Office Full Text & Image Database
Got those pesky numbers on the backs of your jewels? Just type them into the database and find out patent dates, who filed them, and more!

Vintage Jewelry Fakes Education

Vintage Costume Jewelry
Fakes Alert

A news page for the latest online fake antique & designer jewelry
Gail's Bakelite Guide
How to spot "Fakelite," and an in-depth guide to buying real vintage bakelite.
Bobye's Reproductions of Vintage Costume Jewelry
Quality reproductions of high-end jewels of Eisenburg, Coro, Boucher & more.
How to Spot Fake Weiss
There's more fake Weiss than genuine out there. Easy to learn image format.
CUR.IO
Fake Weiss!

...and other vintage stuff. Carrie Pollack's Blog
Index of Fakes
So mysterious--just raw image links on the Radixnet Internet Service site that you can't find from the home page. Just click on the image links.
Fake Hatpins
Fake "antique" hatpins are a lucrative business run rampant on eBay. If you collect hatpins, read this!
Is it Real or Is it Fake?
Rhinestone Rainbow offers how to spot certain designer fakes. Eisenberg, Trifari, Coro, Staret, Boucher, Trifari Jelly Belly pins.

Vintage Jewelry Individual Designer Galleries

The Many Faces of Selro
Selro & Selini Asian Face Jewelry.
Gallery of Modernist Jewelry
Diverse modernist jewel collection set up by Eureka I Found It.

Kattslair Vintage HAR Jewelry
Incredible gallery of jewels designed by HAR by type: Asian faces, florals, dragons, creatures & much more!

Kattslair Vintage ART(c)
Jewelry Gallery

One-page gallery of gorgeous jewels signed ART. Shows the great diversity of ART jewelry.
Gallery of Matisse Copper & Enamel Jewelry Vintage Costume Jewelry
Owl Pendants
Info & images of several hundred owl pendants sorted by rarity, signature, variations and more. Great site!
Mexican Taxco School Designers
Little Nemo Gallery
An extensive collection of Little Nemo jewelry. Shows fronts, backs. Signed LN, L/N, LN25, LN/25 LN50
Unsigned Miriam Haskell Gallery
Cathy Gordon's fabulous photos of unsigned Haskell.
Unsigned Haskell Clips & Pins Miriam Haskell Findings
More great Galleries by Cathy Gordon, co-author of
Miriam Haskell Jewelry
Haskell Clips & Pinbacks
Haskell Necklace Clasps

Miscellaneous Vintage Jewelry Education

Jewelry_Ring Yahoo Group Jewelry Book Reviews.
Read before you buy that book~
1924 Article on How to Wear Jewelry
Not only entertaining, but also jewelry wearing principles that are relevant today.
Milky Way Jewels Resources
Links to vintage jewelry info not found elsewhere~Chanel, Walter Lampl, Nielloware, damascene, gemstones, enameling & more

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Vintage Jewelry
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Christmas &
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Vintage Figural
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Antique & Vintage
Clips

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