Vintage costume jewelry price guide

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vintage costume jewelry price guide

Warmans Costume Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide by Pamela Y. Wiggins

From disposable bauble to collectible art form!

Stylish and beautiful, vintage costume jewelry ignites the passions of collectors and fashionistas alike. Originally created as an inexpensive accessory to be worn and then discarded, costume jewelry is now considered an art form worth many times its original purchase price!

Warmans Costume Jewelry sparkles with wearable art creating during the past 100 years, spanning the Victorian era through the early part of the 21st century. Dazzling jewelry images, histories, profiles, and current market values are presented by one of the most highly regarded jewelry experts in the country, Pamela Y. Wiggins.

Detailed descriptions and up-to-date pricing information for more than 750 pieces of jewelry
Valuable background information about jewelry designers and manufacturers
Tips on dating and identifying costume jewelry
Warmans Costume Jewelry offers a brilliant showcase for all the glitters!
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Published 28.07.2019

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Jewelry, whether made from gold and precious gems or plastic and colored glass, is popular with collectors. Values are determined by the intrinsic value of the stones and metal and by the skill of the craftsmen and designers. Victorian and older jewelry have been collected since the s. More recent interests are Art Deco and Edwardian styles, Mexican and Danish silver jewelry, and beads of all kinds. Copies of almost all styles are being made. Costume jewelry makers are copying antique rings and pins in inexpensive versions and prestige jewelry stores are selling gold replicas of nineteenth-century jewelry. American Indian jewelry is listed in the Indian category.

Values shown in this price guide reflect the actual selling price in the venue stated in parenthesis after the value. Prices realized for similar collectible jewelry sold in other venues may be higher or lower depending on market fluctuations and geographical region. Crystal necklaces were like strands of pearls, everyone had one in the s. Being so versatile, they are popular with fashionable ladies today as well. This piece has an Art Deco influence but it's actually much newer, which is referred to as Deco Revival.

1. Identify Vintage Jewelry

Perhaps you once loved those filigree earrings, that diamond watch, the sparkling ring, or your fancy dangling bracelet. Vintage jewelry you never wear is a wonderful opportunity for making some cash — but you might wonder how to identify vintage jewelry and determine its worth. There are several vintage jewelry identifiers you can use to figure out whether what you own is, in fact, vintage jewelry. Get an appraisal on your jewelry NOW! For a piece of jewelry to be considered vintage, it must be at least 20 years old. One of the most important things to do when trying to determine the value of your vintage jewelry is to examine it closely. Turn it over and check out the detail on the underside.


  1. Vignette D. says:

    We do not sell antique jewelry, which is defined as at least years old.

  2. Senaida C. says:

    Values shown in this price guide reflect the actual selling price in the venue stated in parenthesis after the value.

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