Answers to Questions about Old Jewelry
By C. Jeanenne Bell G.G. (GIA)
Published by Krause Publications
This is well illustrated book that has hundreds of pictures detailing both the front and backs of antique and period jewelry. The backs are important as they hold clues to manufacture techniques as well as circa dating. In fact, she has a detailed section on dating old jewelry. Additionally, represented are bakelite, costume, Mexican as well as Modernist Art jewelry. Most important are the numerous marks that identify makers, artists and companies.
This is a book that every jewelry appraiser should have in their library.