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The title of this reference book on vintage and antique jewelry, Amazing Gems, is far from the most amazing thing about it. This is truly one of the most comprehensive books we have ever read, because besides containing hundreds of clear, full colour photos, it contains a wealth of information on eras, styles, and designers...some of whom you have yet to discover... that make it a joy to read.

Yes, this is a book that isn't just a collection of photos: this is one from which you read to learn!

Take a look at the photo of the contents page, along with the information contained on the interiors of the dust jacket. These give you an excellent idea of what you are about to discover. This impressive 256-page hardcover book measures a comfortable 4 3/4" X 7 3/4" X 1", meaning you can easily carry it in your purse on the way to your next jewelry fair. Enjoy reading it on a bus or train, or lounging in your favourite chair.

The information in Amazing Gems, published in 1997, was compiled and written by Deanna Farneti Cera, a noted jewelry expert and exhibition organizer who lives in Milan. She is the general editor of Abrams' Jewels of Fantasy. Take a look at the information on the photos of pages from Amazing Gems...just a short sampling of what you'll enjoy reading. But adding even more value to this book is the comprehensive glossary, definitions, terminology and list of makers you'll find at the end of the book when you need a very quick reference.

I cannot praise this book highly enough. It is unique and a cut above many of the glossier publications. This is the kind of book you find in reference library, but it's far from boring for those who love, buy, sell and collect vintage costume jewelry. If that sounds like your kind of costume jewelry reference book, you know what to do. This book is such an affordable investment!

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