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Antique University by Lang Antiques
Marvelous photos of the history of jewelry from 2500 BC on. Very informative.

Juliana Education Site--Figure 8 Puddling
Explains and shows how D&E used 'Figure 8 Puddling.' It is not globs of metal on the backs of pieces, as some believe. This erroneous belief has some selling pieces as D&E that are not.

Juliana Education Site--Anatomy of a Brooch
Some characteristics of D&E brooches. The only one that is definitive is the Figure 8 puddling, although the rivets give strong indication.

Real or Repro
Good site for spotting trends in fakes/reproductions. Also great discussion of hinges and clasps.

Spratling Silver
This page will help you learn the time frame of the various Spratling hallmarks as well as see what some fake ones look like.

DeLizza and Elster Education Site (Juliana)
Invaluable resource or verifying D&E and for seeing what is NOT D&E.

Illusion Jewels: Researching Costume Jewelry
Great site for hallmarks.

Cathy Gordon Image Events
This is a pic of an unsigned Miriam Haskell dove clasp by the Haskell expert Cathy Gordon.

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