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Collection of antique jewellery pieces on sage cover, The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery Beth Bernstein in white font above and below.
Collection of antique jewellery pieces on sage cover, The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery Beth Bernstein in white font above and below.
Collection of antique jewellery pieces on sage cover, The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery Beth Bernstein in white font above and below.
Collection of antique jewellery pieces on sage cover, The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery Beth Bernstein in white font above and below.
Collection of antique jewellery pieces on sage cover, The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery Beth Bernstein in white font above and below.
Collection of antique jewellery pieces on sage cover, The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery Beth Bernstein in white font above and below.
Collection of antique jewellery pieces on sage cover, The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery Beth Bernstein in white font above and below.

The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery

By (author) Beth Bernstein

£25.00

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  • The ultimate tour guide to antique jewellery, from the 1700s to the early 20th century
  • 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
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“It imparts the type of educational information that all stages of jewelry collectors, as well as jewelry enthusiasts from students to dealers, will go back to again and again.” — Beth Bernstein, Instore Mag

“The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery will make a collector of you yet” Annie Davidson, JCK

“…filled with fun factual titbits that are presented in a witty, conversational style, with lively narratives exploring each piece’s history.” Solitaire International
“The ultimate go-to guide.”  Retail Jeweller World

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 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. 

About the Author

Beth Bernstein has over 20 years of experience in all facets of the jewellery industry. A jewellery historian, author and journalist, her books include If These Jewels Could Talk (ACC Artbooks, 2015), Jewelry's Shining Stars (Fine Points Publishing, 2013) and My Charmed Life (Penguin, 2012). Bernstein has contributed to many magazines, journals and publications including Forbes online, The Plunge.com, Accent, Forum, Departures, Newsday and The Huffington Post, and was Senior Editor for two national jewellery magazines. She launched her own online jewellery magazine in 2017, Bejeweledmag.com. Bernstein lectures at, runs and participates in seminars at various jewellery fairs and educational events.

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Specifications
Publisher
ACC Art Books
ISBN
9781788841580
Published
28th Mar 2022
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World
Size
225 mm x 165 mm
Pages
192 Pages
Illustrations
210 color
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