Tuesday, May 29, 2012
If you collect or sell antique jewelry, I highly, highly recommend this book. I got it about a year ago and it is without a doubt the most useful thing in my reference library. It contains pretty much every American mark from the 1840s through the 1970s - including some very obscure ones - as well as a history of jewelry manufacturing in this country. There have been many times that I have scoured online sources only to eventually solve a mark mystery with the help of this book!
My two favorite online jewelry mark resources (in case you are wondering!) are Illusion Jewels and Morning Glory Antiques.