David Bennett, Daniela Mascetti
Brings together in one volume identification and dating of jewelry made in the last 200 years – Almost 1,000 superb color illustrations to help facilitate identification and understanding – Written in straightforward, non-technical English – A standard work of reference Understanding Jewellery is a comprehensive guide to 19th and 20th Century jewelry. From the methods used to identify and date pieces, to the factors that can affect their value, this volume contains an abundance of expertise relating to precious stones and metals. With almost 1000 magnificent color illustrations accompanied by straightforward but thorough explanations, this publication offers a richer and more accessible reading experience than traditional text-dominated books. Including introductions to precious and semi-precious stones, and details of the stylistic developments of jewelry over the last 200 years, this volume is a standard work of reference and an invaluable tool for collectors and dealers alike.