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The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery



The ultimate go-to guide, The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery takes the reader on a tour through time, venturing from the 1700s all the way through to the early 20th century. From how to look chic while wearing jewellery that outdates you by 100 years, to how to spot and score the best pieces, this book is a must-read for all enthusiasts and collectors who have an affinity for the jewels of the past.

Fun factual tidbits are presented in a witty, conversational style, and lively narratives explore each piece’s history. Part travelogue, featuring the most influential shops in New York, LA, London, Paris and Amsterdam; part educational guide, with anecdotes from dealers and experts; and part celebration of historical jewellery, this book is an invaluable and accessible reference.

Topics covered include (but are not limited to): how to identify the most popular gemstones, materials, styles and collectible pieces in the market today, and how to select antique jewellery to complement your contemporary lifestyle. The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery will reveal what to look for and where to locate rare finds, as well as how the experts score the pieces that decorate the fingers, ears, necks and wrists of the collector.

Author Beth Bernstein offers some insight into what distinguishes A Modern Guide To Antique Jewellery from other antique jewelry books in the market. “I created a list of the people I thought were the top notch independent dealers and high end stores that I had the pleasure of meeting or doing business with or interviewing for articles and those that were not only knowledgeable but possesses integrity, jewels with authenticity and were wonderful about educating their customers. They all bring different bits of knowledge on how they view certain periods and pieces. My goal for the book was to be more interactive for those who read it. If they desire the know how to build a jewelry collection, they will want different opinions and to meet these dealers or stop into these exquisite shops. It is an introduction to the world of antique jewelry and without the voices and expertise of the stores and dealers, part of the story I wanted to tell would have been missing.”

Book Highlights:

● The ultimate tour guide to antique jewellery, from the 1700s to the early 20th


● A fun, lively and chic reference book, beautifully illustrated throughout

● Guidance on what to buy and how to value pieces from past eras

● Insider knowledge and trade secrets from top dealers and shop owners

● Features a where-to-shop directory of the best high-end shops, outdoor markets

and trade fairs worldwide

Courtesy: Retail Jeweller World News