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Please note that I am not acquiring additional inventory at this time. I do not provide appraisals or identification services, nor do I answer specific questions about your jewelry. I invite you to learn about vintage costume jewelry by visiting these pages.

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Books & Online Resources

Books and websites referenced in my product descriptions, blog posts or elsewhere on this website:

Becker, VivienneFabulous Costume Jewelry: History of Fantasy and Fashion in Jewels. Schiffer, 1993.

Bell, C. JeanenneAnswers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 1840 – 1950. 8th ed.  Krause Publications, 2014.

Brunialti, Carla Ginelli and Roberto BrunialtiAmerican Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry, 1935-1950.  Vol. 1, A-M; Vol. 2, N-Z.  Schiffer, 2008.

Carroll, Julia C. Collecting Costume Jewelry 101: The Basics of Starting, Building & Upgrading. Collector Books, 2008.

_________  _Collecting Costume Jewelry 202: The Basics of Dating Jewelry 1935-1980. 2nd ed. Collector Books, 2010.

Dry-v. Zezschwitz, Beate and Graham Dry. Deutsche und österreichische Schmuckarbeiten 1900 – 1960.  München, Ketterer Kunst Verlag, 1991.

Gordon, Cathy. Albums by Cathy Gordon — Image Event. Specific references have been made to the following: Haskell – Signatures, Findings, Beads and Haskell – Unsigned Clips and Pins.

Gordon, Cathy and Sheila PamfiloffMiriam Haskell Jewelry. Revised 2nd ed. Schiffer, 2009.

Lindemann, Wilhelm. Bengel Art Deco JewelleryJewellery and Industrial Monument, Idar-Oberstein/ Germany.  Arnoldsche, 2007.

Lussier, Suzanne. Art Deco Fashion. V&A Publications, 2003.

McCall, GeorgianaHattie Carnegie Jewelry: Her Life and Legacy. Schiffer, 2005.

Moro, Ginger. European Designer Jewelry. Schiffer, 1995.

Peterson, Amy T., general editor. The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing Through American History 1900 to the Present. Greenwood Press, 2008.

Proddow, Penny, Debra Healy and Marion Fasel. Hollywood Jewels: Movies, Jewelry, Stars. Abrams, 1992.

Rainwater, Dorothy T. American Jewelry Manufacturers. Schiffer, 1988.

Romero, Christie. Warman’s Jewelry. 3rd edition. Krause Publications, 2002.

Schwartz, Barbara. “Diamonbar Bracelets & the Men Who Made Them”, Costume Jewelry Collectors International, June 16, 2015.

                             . “Wachenheimer Brothers: Their True Story”, ADORNMENT: The Magazine of Jewelry & Related Arts. Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 2013.

Schwartz, Sharon G. and Laura Sutton. Eisenberg Originals: The Golden Years of Fashion, Jewelry, and Fragrance, 1920s-1950s. Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2017.

Stringfield, Dotty, Pat Seal and Mary Ann Docktor-SmithIllusion Jewels Presents:  Researching Costume Jewelry.

van HooverCheri. “Walter Lampl: Creator of the Unusual…As Usual“, Vintage Fashion & Costume Jewelry, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2004, pp.10-17.

von Hase-Schmundt, Ulrike, Christianne Weber and Ingeborg Becker. Theodor Fahrner Jewelry: Between Avant-Garde and Tradition. Schiffer, 1991.

Weber-Stöber, ChristianneArt Deco Jewelry: Jacob BengelArnoldsche, 2002.

Organizations that provide information to the vintage costume jewelry community:

Costume Jewelry Collectors International (CJCI) is “a global network dedicated to the study, enjoyment and promotion of collectible costume jewelry. We bring people together through yearly conventions held around the United States, social networking, and sharing jewelry information and resources through our website”. CJCI has no formal membership fee – resources are available to everyone.

Jewelcollect “is an email and web forum news group devoted to discussing collectible costume jewelry and to join vintage and modern collectible costume jewelry enthusiasts for mutually beneficial exchanges of ideas, advice, and networking. Jewelcollect has been active on the Web since 1995”. Only members can view content and post messages. Anyone can apply to join the group – go to the website and follow the instructions for subscribing.

Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG) is an international organization “dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion”. Sellers and other vintage-fashion-related professionals apply for membership and are vetted before acceptance. Trade members are expected to follow VFG’s code of ethics and professional practices. TruFaux Jewels is a trade member. A wealth of information on vintage fashion and accessories is available to the public.