Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 1840-1950

Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 1840-1950

Identification and Value Guide

C. Jeanenne Bell


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A Jewelry Classic

For three decades, Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry has served as the most respected and authoritative reference to the subject of vintage jewelry on the market. The new edition of this timeless classic finds acclaimed jewelry expert C. Jeanenne Bell at her best û sharing her impressive understanding of the subject with unbridled passion for her life-long pursuit.

Offering significant historical information and lavish images of remarkable pieces, this best-selling guide to antique jewelry takes you on a beautiful and edifying adventure. Bell's historical sense, coupled with her keen eye for detail and value, makes her work a cherished addition to the library for both the beginning or veteran jewelry collector.

This new edition features nearly 1,000 all-new color photographs of the most collectible jewelry today from 1840 to 1950, fully vetted values, and offers indispensable insight for various jewelry styles, including:

   • Victorian
   • Edwardian and Egyptian Revival
   • Art Nouveau and Art Deco
   • Retro Modern
   • Bakelite, Costume, Mexican and Modernist
A former appraiser for "Antiques Roadshow," Bell also provides additional information on maker's marks, trademarks, designer marks, and circa dating clues.


C. Jeanenne Bell:
C. Jeanenne Bell is one of the country's most respected voices regarding collectible jewelry, offering audiences more than 45 years of experience in all phases of the antique, estate and collectible jewelry business. The author of books, videos and numerous magazine articles, she is well known throughout the jewelry-collecting world. An appraiser for Antiques Roadshow, Bell earned her Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) designate from the Gemological Institute of America.