Tracing the history of costume jewelry, from Ancient Egypt to modern day America, Costume Jewelry (Miller’s/Octopus, September 2012, $19.99), by Judith Miller, features 256 pages and 1,000 color photographs.
Perfect for retailers looking to offer their jewelry-loving customers something new; great for designers looking for inspiration; and ideal for fashionistas who just can’t get enough jewelry. Whether you’re a new or established collector, or simply interested in vintage fashion, this book tells you everything you need to know. Who are the big name designers? Who are the rising stars? Where are the new collecting areas? What should you look for when buying? Let this colorful coffee table book be your guide.
Including a comprehensive introduction to costume jewelry—from Ancient Egypt to 19th-century America—the book provides information on 20th-century jewelry by iconic names such as Trifari, Coro, Chanel and Dior. Art Deco jewelry, costume jewelry in Hollywood films, Bakelite and unsigned pieces are all explored. Costume Jewelry also examines the lives of the designers and their inspirations, as well as showing hundreds of beautiful designs and the most sought-after makers’ marks.
About the Author: Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. A leading expert on antiques and design through international research, in 1979 Judith co-founded the international best-seller Miller’s Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books, all of which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers.