Author(s): Judith Miller
The book that tells you everything you need to know about costume jewelry. Dazzling, stunning, coveted and often decadent, costume jewelry has brought sparkle and elegance to the world of fashion for centuries. Whether you are just starting out, an 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? This stunning guide includes a comprehensive introduction to costume jewelry - through Ancient Egypt to 19th-century America - and provides the most authoritative information on 20th-century jewelry by iconic names such as Trifari, Coro, Chanel and Dior. Exploring subjects including Art Deco jewelry, costume jewelry in Hollywood films, Bakelite and unsigned pieces, this book also looks at the lives of the designers and their inspirations, as well as showing hundreds of beautiful designs and the most sought-after makers' marks.
Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques and design through international research, becoming one of the world's leading experts in the field. 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 delaers.