features a large catalog of over 1500 pieces of jewelry, including Victorian,
Deco, Nouveau, rhinestones, Signature pieces, Plastics, Silver & Copper,
Cufflinks, Christmas and much more as linked in the index below.
You are welcome to shop, search for price comparisons, browse for
pleasure, or visit additional information pages, seen directly below.
ABOUT BUILDING A RHINESTONE
How to start building an inventory of loose rhinestones for doing replacement.
ABOUT GOLD/GOLD VALUES
Thoughts and facts about gold, buying/selling, antique values. Including spot gold formulas
ABOUT GOLD CARE
Watch out for the hot tub & the swimming pool!. Avoiding damage & loss to your fine gold & diamond jewelry.
Kinds of ivory, including elephant, mammoth and more. Examples & links. Ivory substitutes. Some guides to separation from other materials.
Definition of Cameo, Intaglio, Reverse Intaglio. Common & unusual materials used in cameos and how to identify them. Factors which affect pricing of cameos.
REPAIR VS CAMOUFLAGE
Definition of Repair, Camouflage, Normal Wear, Marriages, Collage, and a Guide to a Rating system for Costume Jewelry.
RESOURCES & MISC.
Costume Jewelry Newsletters, Cufflink Newsletter. Costume Jewelry Book Reviews. Patent Numbers. Storage Tips.
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